Patented Nov. 7, 1916.

GEORGE W. PRATT, OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.

POLICEMANS NIPPERS AND HANDCUFFS COMBINED.


Application filed November 16, 1915. Serial No. 61,849.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE W. PRATT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Oakland, in the county of Alameda and State of California, have invented a new and useful Policemans Nippers and Handcuffs Combined, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in combined policemens nippers and hand cuffs in which a tubular stock connects an automatically acting hand-cuff with a hollow handle within which a jointed hand-cuff may be compactly folded and permit the device to be used as a policemans nippers. The folded hand-cuff may when desired, be extended and caused to assume the form of a hand-cuff, which, in conjunction with the automatically actuated hand-cuff, serves as a pair of hand-cuffs.

The objects of my improvement are, to provide policemens nippers which may be quickly converted to a pair of hand-cuffs; second, to adjust the cuffs to large or small wrists and to lock the two cufls when in use so that they can not be unlocked without the use of a suitably fitted key; third, to provide construction whereby, by unlocking one cuff, both cuffs may be opened and removed without difficulty and one of the cuffs folded down into a hollow handle transversely disposed with respect to the tubular connecting stock, the whole device simple and cheap in construction, light in weight, and easily operated. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a vertical lateral section of the device taken on the plane of the line 2, 2,

Lt. George W. Pratt.  Pratt Combination Nipper and Handcuffs.
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Appointed May 9, 1927 to the Oakland Police Department George W. Pratt rose to the rank of Lieutenant.

Appointed May 9, 1913 to the Oakland Police Department George W. Pratt rose to the rank of Lieutenant.  He invented the Pratt Combination Nippers and Handcuffs and received a Patent on Nov. 7, 1916.  Three years later he received a 2nd patent on his re-design on Aug. 19, 1919.

Pratt 1919 Patent
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Original Pratt Combo.

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