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Posted 3 months ago

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Several years ago I wanted a unique way to display my handcuff collection. I happened on an estate sale in my home town and found a 100 year old exterior county jail door that weighed 250 pounds, for sale. I bought the door and proceeded to construct my 8 foot wide x 12 foot long jail cell, complete with bar-windows, the jail door and shelving to display my handcuffs on. It is constructed with 16 gage metal angle bar & 4' x 8' panels that can be disassembled for transport & re-assembled for a display. There are approximately 100 handcuffs in this display.
It is a lot of work to set-up and display, but has been a lot of fun. Getting a little to old to set it up any more.

Thanks for looking,
Dave
P.S.
While the display is set up, I have rolling music in the background playing:
Jail-House Blues by Bessie Smith
Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair" by Bessie Smith
Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
Honky Tonk Jail by Flynville Train
Mexican Jail by Hickman-Dalton Gang
I Got Stripes by Johnny Cash
Tijuana Jail by The Kingston Trio
Cincinnati Jail by Lonnie Mack

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  1. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    That is an interesting and very well displayed collection. Quite clever.
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    fortapache, thanks for the compliments and appreciation.
  3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 months ago
    That's one H*LL of a "cubicle"...?!!! <LOL> GOOD WORK!!! :-) :-) :-)
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    AnythingObscure, Talk about being "locked-into your workspace!!"
    Thanks for the appreciation.
  5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 months ago
    Your cell is fabulous! Love the old door and your collection, well done!!
  6. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
    This is just AMAZING!
    Congratulations on not just a great idea, but a really well executed one too.
  7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 months ago
    Lol, fabulous. This must be the most ingenious display here.
  8. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
    Absolutely crazy, amazing, cool way of displaying both the jail door and your collection! Great work!!!
  9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 months ago
    What a wonderful and creative way to display your collection Dave....no shortage of carpentry skills here either.. Bravo ! :)
  10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
    That's an incredible display Dave!! Absolutely amazing!
  11. buckethead buckethead, 3 months ago
    Nicely Done!
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks for all the compliments. While the display is set up, I have rolling music in the background playing:
    Jail-House Blues by Bessie Smith
    Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair" by Bessie Smith
    Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
    Honky Tonk Jail by Flynville Train
    Mexican Jail by Hickman-Dalton Gang
    I Got Stripes by Johnny Cash
    Tijuana Jail by The Kingston Trio
    Cincinnati Jail by Lonnie Mack
    Thanks for the appreciation:
    TassieDevil
    vetraio50
    racer4four
    Vintagefran
    kyratango
    mikelv85
    jscott0363
    buckethead
    Horseradishman1
  13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 months ago
    Great idea & turned out even better. Pink handcuffs ? LOL !
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    BB2, Pink handcuffs!!! Here's a link to that display:
    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/203102-smith-and-wesson-handcuff-store-display-co?in=collection-2764
    Thanks for the comment & appreciation.
  15. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks for the appreciation:
    Radegunder
    NutfieldHistory
  16. MacDaddyRico MacDaddyRico, 3 months ago
    What a captivating display..!
    I can think of at least one song which may have escaped your attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdXjm8pZMws
    Rolling Stone magazine has more suspects for you to judge...
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/between-the-bars-20-great-songs-about-prison-20140512
  17. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks MacDaddyRico for the links to some more songs to add to my playlist.
  18. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks ttomtucker for the appreciation.
  19. Caperkid Caperkid, 3 months ago
    Can not add anymore than what's been said. Great display!
  20. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks Caperkid for the comment & appreciation.
  21. BlackWatch BlackWatch, 3 months ago
    Extremely impressive to say the least. I can see a true dedication to displaying these handcuffs in this wonderful creation of yours. And it's not just any makeshift hut you built, it's a full on jail cell, it looks fantastic, you have a very good set of creative skills that have been put to use to create a marvelous display. Thank you for sharing.

    -Jamie
  22. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks BlackWatch for the comment & appreciation.
  23. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks Goldenwing for the appreciation.
  24. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks gargoylecollector for the appreciation.

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