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looking to locate keys for leg irons

August 10 2017 at 5:15 PM
legirons  (Login legirons)

I have acquired three sets of Towers leg irons and one set of Hiatt leg irons.

The keys did not come with these devices. Can someone please assist me in acquiring information of where I can source keys for these devices.

Thanks for your time and assistance.

replies can be directed to gordok@mts.net

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Re: looking to locate keys for leg irons

August 10 2017, 7:23 PM 

Photos and/or model numbers might help too! And depending upon where they were found, they could be so rusted that even Houdini couldn't open them! wink.gif


possibly Orchid @ Erestraint.com

Paul Davies
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Hiatt Leg irons

August 13 2017, 9:02 AM 

Just like Hiatt handcuffs, the leg irons use multiple different threads depending mainly on when they were made. ie really early ones often have a thin key like a long handcuff key, modern ones have an alloy key, in between eras (I cannot put a date to) are more standard but not the same and then there are the oddball Hiatts. If you can get hold of an old key, you might get lucky and it will work, otherwise you'll have to get one made.

First thing you should do is see if they work.

Get 8 inches of thin wire,
bend it in half,
twist it and make a loop at the end,
slip the loop over the bolt inside,
twist the wire a bit more until it grips the thread,
pull on the bolt to release lock.

Untwist the wire to get it off.

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keys for Hiatts

August 13 2017, 6:13 PM 

I've been able to determine the key requirements for Hiatts by pressing a soft object along the screw thread (to measure the thread pitch) and photographing the screw thread (to measure the thread outer diameter). Its a lot of bother, but worth it for rare items.

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Re: looking to locate keys for leg irons

August 13 2017, 8:32 PM 

OP said emails can go direct to gordok@mts.net

sent one 10th, never heard anything in a week.

don't bother

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