Sweeney's Emporium

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Police, Postal & Detective

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Early Patent Tower Handcuffs:
$210.00

Most examples are a later patent date or without a key. This pair has 90% of the original nickel & FIVE patent dates ranging from 1874 to 1882. Also marked "Towers Patent". The three links are the correct twisted style. Has a working key. These cuffs are the double locking type. The first stop allows the cuffs to be tightened past the original setting & a second turn of the key locks them at a particular setting so they can't be over tightened and injure the prisoner. These working keys are somewhat fragile so shouldn't be forced.
Directions for proper use is included. (Cat. #19053)

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California Police Fob
$175.00
Die struck round fob has wreath tabs above & below. "Police Officers' Association of California" State seal & belt completes obv. Back maker's mark. Original strap. (Cat. #16908)
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C.O.P. Cuff Links
$150.00
Scalloped border under a 6 point star badge design, marked "Chief Police ***". Pivoting back links are "Pat Pend". Each 1" dia. Looks 50-70 years old 
(Cat. #16927)
Scalloped border under a 6 point star badge design, marked "Chief Police ***". Pivoting back links are "Pat Pend". Each 1" dia. Looks 50-70 years old (Cat. #16927)
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Celluloid Surety Co. Sign
$175.00
White on green. "We Are Protected by a Crime Protective Bond...National Surety Company...New York City". Co logo at right. They guaranteed payment between the company that displayed the sign & their repective customer. 9 1/2" x 4", slightest corner bumps. Hang cord. Sign by Whitehead & Hoag.
(Cat. #16934)
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Deluxe Come-A-Long
$250.00
Virtually all original plating. Squeeze the side lever and the restraint pivots open for the wrist. Let go and the wrist loop snaps shut. Most of these are simple affairs. This one well designed. (Cat. #17700)
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Celluloid Detective Calendar
$190.00
Blue on cream color cello. 1 small break at edge. All seeing eye & "Private Detective Work In All Its Branches..."Sterling Secret Service...Detroit Office..." Back is a 1920's 5 year calendar. 3" dia. Never seen the likes of it. (Cat. #16899)
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Olden Detective Badge
$70.00
Shield shape. "American Detective Association". Back: Upper half of 1 piece wire pin gone. 1 1/2" x 1 3/4".
(Cat. #16904)
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Premo Celluloid Detective Sign
$275.00
White on dark blue. "Protected by the Southern Detective Agency. Richmond, Va." Logo at right. Made by Whitehead/Hoag. Slight corner bumps. A hang cord. 9 1/2" x 4" (Cat. #16951)
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1901 Detective Co. Letterhead
$19.00
1901 Detective Co. Letterhead - In a shield "The General Detective Service Co....St. Louis, Mo." Typed letter, 1901, offering their service to the "railroad world". Signed by owner 8 1/2" x 11"
(Cat. #15302)
Sale: Was $25.00, now $19.00
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