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MikeSmith
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Hi. I have managed to obtain an old paperback booklet entitled "Handcuff and Gaol Breaking Mystery Exposed". The book is compiled by W. Selby and published by the Daisy Bank Printing and Publishing Company of Wellington Street, Gorton, Manchester England. I can not seem to find a year of publication. Can anyone help me?
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If no one has a handle on it, you may get a clue by age/type of the cuffs "exposed", but that probably already occurred to you.

I know there are some here, who seem to know the history of every cuff and lock!

Good luck, it sounds like a terrific find.

BroDavid
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Joe Marotta
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Hi Mike,

Haven't heard of this one and can't seem to find any info on it on the web. In 1966 someone wrote a short 2 sentences about it but didn't mention the printing date, just described the appearance of the front cover.

Would love to hear your impression of the book. Anything "new" inside it? It's always great to discover "new" ideas in "old" manuscripts!

Cheers,

Joe
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Hi Joe. Where were these 2 short sentances written? I was 10 years old at the time!
I don't know whats new and what isn't as I'm not an escapology expert. My field is more conventional magic (close-up, cabaret etc).
However I can tell you that the photographs included are pretty weird. Manacled young men in what looks like nappies (diapers?). V. strange.
Thanks for taking the time to reply
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Mike
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Hi Mike,

Here's the reference that I found. It came from The Magic Cauldron, 1966,67.

http://www.uelectric.com/pastimes/pot20.htm
http://www.uelectric.com/pastimes/pot26.htm

Manacled men in diapers??? Where did you buy this book? (wink wink nudge nudge) Wait, never mind, I don't want to know.

It definately sounds like an oldie. Hope this helps.

Joe Marotta
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