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Apr 28, 2009

McKenzie Mitts - 1933 Magazine Article

Here is an article on McKenzie Mitts from the October, 1933 edition of Popular Science:


Only the tips of fingers and thumbs protrude from handcuffs of a new style, invented by a former member of the Canadian Mounted Police, and shown above. Each of the metal gloves is hinged in two leaves equipped with locks. The mitten-shaped handcuffs were devised by the inventor in the belief that the ordinary type makes it possible for a desperate criminal, being transported overland, to attempt to grasp his captor’s gun or attack him with the hands. - MITTEN HANDCUFFS SECURE CRIMINALS, Popular Science (Oct, 1933) - via Modern Mechanix

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