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Finest Quality Handcuffs

ID Number: 33110
Maker: Sheila Pinkel
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1974
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 63.7 cm x 50.5 cm; 25 1/16 in x 19 7/8 in
Main Subject: Political Prisoners; Human Rights; Viet Nam War Era; Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: Matte paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Finest Quality HandCuffs by Smith & Wesson Premier Manufacturer of Rotary Jaw Handcuffs Available Now Order through your dealer Model 90 Regular Finish Blue or Nickel $15.25 Model 91 Polished Nickel $19.25 Model 926 Airweight Polished $21.75 Model 936 Stainless Steel Polished $26.00 Model 938 Stainless Steel $21.75 ... Precision Designed for Strength and Dependability ... Made by Master Craftsmen 1. Designed by Smith & Wesson with quality to first consideration 2. Light Weight- All Steel 8 3/8 oz. Aluminum with stainless steel lockwork 3 3/4 oz. All Stainless Steel Construction 81/2 oz. 3. Heat created internal parts for ruggedness and durability. Welded chain and cheek construction for greater strength. 5. Lock has two safety devices to prevent pick-ing- the key serves the dual purpose of setting the double locks or unlocking both handcuffs. 6. These handcuffs are made for the right and left hand, so that both maybe be clamped down onto the wrists of an offender with both key-holes toward the body and away from the hands. 7. No sharp corners to cut the wrists or cause wear on clothing or case. 8. Nor can they accidentally lock in your pocket, due to the swing-through design of the jaw. 9. Rotating jaw allows cuffs to be pressed smoothly onto the wrists of a prisoner: if necessary they can be speedily clamped on a violent offender. 10. Lock securely in 19 positions, fitting the entire range of normal wrist sizes. 11. A double locking feature is provided on each cuff. By depressing a plunger on the rim, the jaw is made secure against travel in either direction. 12. Naturally these handcuffs will be furnished in the well-known Smith &Wesson finishes famous for their fine appearance and durability. The Proof Over 700 lbs. Supported on A single tooth of each cuff: Strength And Rigidity That Exceeds The Most Expecting Specifications [artist signature:] Sheila Pinkel 1974

Acquisition Number: 2010-069

Artist statements: "These prints were done in 1974 to protest U.S. tiger cages that were being used in Vietnam to incarcerate political dissidents. The legs of Vietnamese prisoners were connected to bars with Smith and Wesson handcuffs that were made so tight that circulation was cut off. After a few months their legs would atrophy resulting in their no longer being able to walk. Don Vierejo, then a physics professor at UCLA, built tiger cages at UCLA and in downtown LA to bring attention to this problem. I made these posters to help with fundraising for this effort." "I have another version of this which combines these images but i can't find it right now." - Sheila Pinkel

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