Posted by Atame (220.127.116.11) on July 09, 2003 at 14:56:34:
Dear fellow colllectors,
In the gallery Joe is showing three Clejuso Darbies. The one in the middle looks like the Kayser Darby in Alex R. Nichols book "Handcuffs and other Restraints" (pg. 107). I myself own such a Darby model, too (see picture). I also have two Clejuso Darbies, which make me believe that Alex is right, so I'll speak of a "Kayser Darby" in the following. Both of my Clejuso Darbies have 7 locking positions, the Kayser Darby has only 5. The Cjejuso Darbies have a symmetric swivel similar to the later Clejuso 12D swing thru handcuffs. The Kayser's swivel is not symmetric. The Cjejusos have smaller rings, connecting the swivel to the cuffs. Furthermore, the part of the bow, where the rings go thru, is wielded to the Clejuso cuffs, but it's part of the bow itself at the Kayser Darby. And the last difference I recognised: the key of the Kayser Darby is a little bit different from the keys of the Clejusos - e.g. position of the hole in the handle.
What do you think?
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