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    Posted 1 year ago

    pw-collector
    (248 items)

    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, 1 year ago
      That is an interesting and very well displayed collection. Quite clever.
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      fortapache, thanks for the compliments and appreciation.
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      That's one H*LL of a "cubicle"...?!!! <LOL> GOOD WORK!!! :-) :-) :-)
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      AnythingObscure, Talk about being "locked-into your workspace!!"
      Thanks for the appreciation.
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 1 year ago
      Your cell is fabulous! Love the old door and your collection, well done!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      This is just AMAZING!
      Congratulations on not just a great idea, but a really well executed one too.
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 1 year ago
      Lol, fabulous. This must be the most ingenious display here.
    8. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Absolutely crazy, amazing, cool way of displaying both the jail door and your collection! Great work!!!
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
      What a wonderful and creative way to display your collection Dave....no shortage of carpentry skills here either.. Bravo ! :)
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      That's an incredible display Dave!! Absolutely amazing!
    11. buckethead buckethead, 1 year ago
      Nicely Done!
    12. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      Great idea & turned out even better. Pink handcuffs ? LOL !
    14. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      Radegunder
      NutfieldHistory
    16. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks MacDaddyRico for the links to some more songs to add to my playlist.
    17. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks ttomtucker for the appreciation.
    18. Caperkid Caperkid, 1 year ago
      Can not add anymore than what's been said. Great display!
    19. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks Caperkid for the comment & appreciation.
    20. BlackWatch BlackWatch, 1 year 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
    21. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks BlackWatch for the comment & appreciation.
    22. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks Goldenwing for the appreciation.
    23. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks gargoylecollector for the appreciation.

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