Re: Cake Thumbcuffs

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Posted by Steve Santini ( on September 04, 2002 at 12:44:51:

In Reply to: Re: Cake Thumbcuffs posted by Ron on September 04, 2002 at 12:12:54:

Actually the imported thumbcuffs the Cake Co. marketed with thier own stamp were not made in Spain. They were in fact made in Japan. I once owned a set of Cake thumbcuffs which bore the very faint stamp of "Japan" on the backside. It may be of interest to note that in the mid to late 70's, an identical form of thumbcuff to the Cake marked model was sold in novelty shops for magicians. Although identical in appearance to the Cake thumbcuff, this later "magician's model" had a button which appeared at the top of the lock case in the same position a normal thumbcuff has it's double lock button. On these magic thumbcuffs, all one had to do was push down on this button and both bows would open at once. The button which released the bows was not reccessed or flush with the top but was high up off the top frame of the cuffs (it was VERY obvious). However, the similarity between the body shape of the gimmicked cuffs and those marked by Cake only serves to convince me further that both models were made in Japan. Regards, Steve Santini

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