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Steve Santini
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Re: LILLY LEG IRONS

August 25 2017, 1:40 PM 

The cast key with the "H" looks to me like it was originally a shut off key for gas valves or the like.

Steve Santini


 
 
thinker
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Re: LILLY LEG IRONS

August 25 2017, 7:54 PM 

agreed and the H is only a coincidence of the design, not intended

 
 
stinker
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Re: LILLY LEG IRONS

August 26 2017, 2:57 PM 

When Houdini ordered these keys, he asked for them to have the "H" in it.

 
 
reply to stinker
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Re: LILLY LEG IRONS

August 26 2017, 9:09 PM 

you're as stupidly funny as Trump. and Trump even makes the whole of N Korea laugh out loud.

 
 
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Re: LILLY LEG IRONS

August 27 2017, 4:09 AM 

North Korea is going to send a missile to your key making operation.

 
 
Plungerman
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October 19 2017, 11:39 PM 

You can up the total of Lilly Irons by one. It also came with a key.

This key shares several aesthetic elements of the cuffs making me think of it as original. It is also made of the same metal and has the same wear. I have never seen another like it.

I got it from an ebay seller whose first Lilly cuff I missed. He wrote and told me he had a better one which he sold me for what the first had gone for. Some sellers are nice that way.

It may be of interest to Lilly Iron enthusiasts that a Lilly Iron King Breaker of Houdini's will be on auction on October 28th here in Chicago. I'm hoping some collectors will stop by to take a peek.

 
 
Ron Spitz
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Re: LILLY LEG IRONS

October 20 2017, 11:29 AM 

There are a few letters that a collector has from Houdini in regards to having the H key manufactured. I always thought it was a gas/radiator key and Houdini had them made with his initial, but according to these letters he did have them made.

I was going to include this information in the Lilly Research paper, however I was not able to obtain copies of the original letters.

Ron

 
 
 
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