I have been working on an article of Froggatt cuffs for the Handcuff Annual 2007. So I am looking at my Frogatt cuffs to see what I can learn.
Most collectors are familiar with the Hiatt Worker's marks. The bottom of the lock barrel of each cuff is marked with a single capital letter. Each worker used a different letter. Or at least that is the theory.
We have discussed this before.
I think Froggatt had a similar system, but with fewer workers they needed fewer marks. They used a single punch to seal the plug as well as to mark the cuff. I have looked at more than a dozen different Froggatt cuffs and find that the vast majority are marked with either one, two or three punches as seen in the following picture.
One is the most common, followed by two. I have only one example of the three mark version.
So please look at your Froggatt Darby cuffs and tell me what you find.
In particular does anyone have a cuff with 4 or more such marks?
Does anyone have a Froggatt cuff that is marked "T. Froggatt"?
Does anyone have a Froggatt cuff that is marked "Birmingham"?
Does anyone have a Froggatt cuff that is dated?
Does anyone have a Froggatt nipper?
Does anyone have an adjustable Froggatt handcuff?
Does anyone have a Froggatt Superintendent model Darby?
Does anyone have a Froggatt Sheffield style Darby?
Does anyone have a Froggatt Darby with left haned threads?
If your answer to any of the above questions is yes, I would really like more information and a picture if possible.
If anyone has any particularly unique Froggatt cuff please let me know as well.
thanks for your help