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HOUDINI'S HANDCUFFS, CHAINS AND ROPES

Houdini first became famous with
his ability to free himself from
handcuffs, chains, ropes,
padlocks and strait jackets.

Houdini also held a patent for a style of diving suit. The innovation was granted U.S. Patent Number 1,370,316 on March 1, 1921. The improved construction of the suit was a direct result of Houdini's interest in underwater escapes. The patent reads: "The invention relates to deep sea diving suits or armors, and its object is to provide a new and improved diver's suite arranged to permit the diver, in case of danger for any cause whatever, to quickly divest himself of the suit while being submerged and to safely escape and reach the surface of the water. Another object is to enable the diver to put on or take off the suit without requiring assistance."


Houdini in Handcuffs - 1
Houdini in Handcuffs - 2
Houdini in Handcuffs - 3
Houdini in Handcuffs - 4
Houdini in Handcuffs - 5
Houdini Admiring Handcuffs - 1
Houdini Admiring Handcuffs - 2
Houdini Admiring Handcuffs - 3
Houdini's Handcuffs
Thanks to Mick Hanzlik for providing the next photo...
Houdini's Mirror Handcuffs Steve Medd Photo
Poster of Houdini the "Handcuff King" - 1
Poster of Houdini the "Handcuff King" - 2
Houdini in Handcuffs - closeup
Suitcase of Houdini's "equipment" - Sidney Radner
Thanks to Jack Aude for providing the next photo...
Houdini in Siberian Chain Escape
Houdini tied to a locomotive
Houdini tied to a large wheel
Thanks to "The Amazing" Walt Donohue for providing the next four photos...
Houdini Escaping Chair Tie - 1
Houdini Escaping Chair Tie - 2
Houdini Escaping Chair Tie - 3
Houdini Escaping Chair Tie - 4
Houdini tied in a Chair - 1
Houdini Tied in a Chair - 2
Houdini Chained in Chair
Houdini Tied to a Ladder - 1
Houdini Tied to a Ladder - 2
Houdini Escapes Racing Locomotive - Ad
Houdini Locked in Chains by Cops
Houdini in Chains 1
Next 2 photos - According to Houdini's Pitchbook from 1907,
the photo was Houdini as Handcuffed by the Russian Spy Police
Department, Moscow, May 10, 1903, when he escaped out of the
Siberian Transport Cell.

Houdini in Chains 2
Houdini in Chains 3
Houdini in Chains 4 - signed
Houdini in Chains 5
Houdini in Chains 6
Drawing of Houdini in Chains
Poster of Houdini in Chains
Houdini all tied up 1
Houdini all tied up 2
Houdini all tied up 3
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