Posted by Michael Busch (188.8.131.52) on July 15, 2003 at 08:08:22:
In Reply to: Kayser or Clejuso? Another unknown Darby. posted by J. Lauher on July 14, 2003 at 16:28:54:
dear fellow collectors,
the photo that is provided does not show all the criteria to differentiate a Kayser darby from a Clejuso, but as it seems the tips of the bows are shaped like wedges. This is never the case on Kayser handcuffs, as here the tips are completely round. Regarding the other criteria please refer to my posting from April 06, 2001 (link below).
I do not believe that the shape of the connecting swivel can help in the question whether a given cuff is a Kayser or a Clejuso. I do not know whether Kayser ever made the swivels for their cuffs by themselves, Clejuso to my knowledge actually never made swivels. Having a look at the oval-shaped 12D handcuffs e.g. you will be able to encounter 4 different swivels which probably came from different manufacturers, and I remember that I received a pair of cuffs from Clejuso back in the early 1980s which were sent in a box that obviously came from one of the swivel manufacturers as it was labelled that way.
My best wishes to everybody,
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