Hiatt 101 Superintendent
These handcuffs are a lightweight version of Hiatts' standard darbies. They also have two extra links in the chain.
This is a plated version of the previous model.
These nickle-plated darby style handcuffs have a 20 cm (7.9 '') connecting chain.
Hiatt Solid State
This unusual solid state version of the darby handcuffs has two lockcases (unlike the standard Irish 8 cuffs).
Hiatt 103 Irish 8
This rigid version of the darby pattern is known as the 'Irish 8' and has only one lock. This causes the lock-side of the cuff to be slightly larger as the other one.
This is an unplated version of the previous cuff. It has a slightly different shape and is heavier.
These were Hiatts standard darbies. Unlike more recent models, these are made out of steel. Markings on this specimen include Hiatt, Best, Waranted wrought and British made.
These darbies are slightly smaller than the previous ones and are only marked Hiatt and British made.
This is a more recently manufactured version of the nineteenth century's darbies, made of a non-ferous metal. This version has a 30cm (11.8") chain.
Here we have the adjustable pattern of Hiatts darby handcuffs, also called the 'Scotland Yard' pattern.
These were the first swinging bow handcuffs made by Hiatts under licence of Peerless.
These were the first swinging bow handcuffs made by Hiatts under licence of Peerless. This one has a swivel in the connecting chain.
Model 1960 was made in at least three different versions. The one shown here is the oldest one, having a wide bow with 11 locking serations.
The second version of the 1960 model is identical to the previous one, except for the much narrower bow.
The third version of the 1960 model is also known as the long bow version. It has 17 locking serrations.
Hiatt's 1970 model double locks through the little holes on the keyhole side of the lockcase.
Hiatt's 1970 model double locks through the little holes on the keyhole side of the lockcase. The one presented here is marked '1980'.
This was Hiatt-Thompson's budget model. It has no special features but was NIJ approved.
This handcuff was made by Hiatt-Thompson, the US associates of Hiatts. Several colours could be ordered of which this pink one is best known for its use in prison transport in Maricopa County.
These standard hinged cuffs were made by Hiatt-Thompson, the US associates of Hiatts.
This is the pink version of the previous cuff.
The 2003 model has a 15% larger schackle than the standard models and is also called 'Big Guys' or 'Deluxe' handcuff. Hinged versions of this size of handcuff also exist.
This version of the previous cuff has a factory installed seven link connecting chain.
The 2003T 'training' handcuff is identical to a normal 2003 but has a black coloured bow in order to identify it as a 'training' handcuff. A hinged version (2054T, see later entry) also exists.
These 2003 handcuffs are factory mounted on a 46 cm bar.
This is an early version of Hiatts standard handcuff. Both cuffs are marked 'HIATT' and they don't have the 'backloading' feature of all later models.
This was Hiatts standard chain link handcuff.
These handcuffs are brightly coloured in order to identify the prisoner wearing them. Lots of other colours also exist.
Model 2010C is a non-swing through version of Hiatts standard chain link handcuff. It has pieces of metal riveted between the cheek plates of the shackle.
In this example only the lockcase is coloured. The bows are nickel plated.
This is the black version of model 2010C.
This handcuff is identical to the 2010 model except for the double locking button which can be pressed by hand on this model.
This was Hiatt's standard hinged handcuff.
Model 2050C is a non-swing through version of Hiatts standard hinged handcuff. It has pieces of metal riveted between the cheek plates of the shackle.
This is Hiatts hinged handcuff in the 'big guys' size.
The 2054T 'training' handcuff is identical to a normal 2054 but has a black coloured bow in order to identify it as a 'training' handcuff.
This is Hiatt's extended pattern handcuff. It is made in the 'Deluxe' size.
This is Hiatt's extended pattern handcuff with shackles that open opposite to each other.
This is the black version of model 2050.
This 'Speedcuff' is a rigid handcuff, fitted with a plastic handle and is made in the 'Big Guys' size.
This is a budget cuff from Hiatt-Thompson with no special features.
This is an aluminium (light weight) version of the 2003 model.
This is a black version of the 3103 model.
This is an aluminium version of the 2054 cuff.
This is an aluminium version of the 2060 extended pattern hinged handcuffs, made in the 'Big Guys' size.
This is a leg-iron sized handcuff. A hinged version (see next entry) also exists.
This is the hinged version of the previous model.
This is the black version of model 4050.
These black oversized hinged handcuffs are of the 'C' range which means they are non-swing through.
These oversized handcuffs are really big! They are actually oversized model 5020 leg-irons with a 2 link connecting chain.
This is a leg-iron sized handcuff by Hiatt-Thompson.
The HSS-9 was Hiatt's high security handcuff. The double lock is operated by means of a tumbler lock so when the cuffs are double locked, two keys are needed to unlock them.
Hiatt's 'ultimate' handcuff is a rigid handcuff that folds flat for storage in a pouch. When unfolded, the cuff turns rigid and needs to be unlocked through the center keyhole in order to fold flat again.
This is the black version of the previous cuff.
Horst Stein 615L
This company made handcuffs for a prison called 'Moabit'. This chunky cuff has holes in the moving bows. A version with serrations also exists.
Horst Stein 616
This company made handcuffs for a prison called 'Moabit'. This strange hinged cuff has holes in the moving bows. A version with serrations also exists.
These cuffs are made in Argentina. They take a non-standard key and have an unusual 'dimple' in the swinging bows.
These French cuffs resemble the ones made by Rivolier. They also take a second key to unlock the double lock.
This unusual handcuff is called a bagno. It closes by turning the top part on the center pin. This causes the flat bar to lower. It can be locked with a padlock.
This simple chain handcuff has to be locked with a padlock and measures 66 cm (26").
These cuffs take an unusual key and have an even more peculiar triangular linkage with an attached round link. They are often called the WWII model but are probably more recent. They have been used by the carabiniers until the 1970's.
These are standard handcuffs, made in Spain. They were made by the same company that also manufactures the Alcyon brand. There is a number on one of the moving bows which could be a partial date stamp (0-1-78).
These darbies can be found with various years on them. They were used by the military.
These are well made hinged handcuffs from China. They have small push buttons to activate the double lock and come with two cuff-shaped keys.
When folded flat, these cuffs do not lock but when they are opened (or put on a prisoner's wrists), they can only be unlocked with a key. The popular name for these cuffs is 'Hamburger Eight'. This set is marked 'Hollandsch wap. mag. Den Haag which implies that these German cuffs have been used in the Netherlands.
These cuffs look a lot like the French 'La Massenotte' models but are marked 'K&D Lüneburg' so they are probably from Germany.
Kel Met KM1001
These double locking handcuffs are made in Poland. They are rather large, non-mirrored and use a standard key.
Kel Met KM1100
These are training cuffs, based on the standard KM1001 model. They have sliding buttons on the lockcase to open the cuffs but a regular key also works.
Kel Met KM2000
These are stainless steel rigid handcuffs from Poland. They have no special features.
Kel Met KM2500
These stainless steel standard cuffs are marketed by KH Security and are marked with their name and 'Germany'. The Instructions on the box are only in German but the cuffs are more than likely made in Taiwan.
These standard cuffs are very well made and are marked 'Koch Germany'. I don't know who actually made them.