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    A Harry Houdini Likely Owned Pair of Handcuffs, Circa 1920s. Standard in design, made of iron, one cuff stamped "HM Dartmoor / Hiatt / 314" and the other "Hiatt / 314 / British Made;" included with key stamped "314 / Hiatt."
    Length: 9"

    The current owner bought these handcuffs in the early 1970s from well-known inventor and magic dealer, Joe Berg, who had a shop in Los Angeles. At the time, Berg said they were Houdini's -- a not unlikely claim as Berg's original store in the 1920s was in Chicago [The Princess Magic Shop] where he did do business with magicians of the day including Houdini, Harry Blackstone, and Howard Thurston. Oddly, Berg died shortly after suffering a stoke while walking up the hill to the famous Magic Castle on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood, California.

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    December, 2011
    13th Tuesday
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