vinculum (vinclum) -i n. (latin): a band , cord, chain, fetter, tie.
The first restraint I ever bought was a pair of Takeda-style handcuffs, and I think I must have been 12 or 13 years old at that time, more than 20 years ago. Of course I did not buy them with the intention to start a collection - at that time I would not even have thought that anybody in the world might have the idea to collect restraints - and when you ask me today I am not able to answer the question why I bought them.
To be continued...
Last update 25 May 2003
Currently online: ca. 44% of the collection
- 210 Handcuffs
- 13 Leg-Irons
- 44 Nippers
- 1 Miscellaneous Item
Update 12/13/14/16 February 2003
I have rearranged the "Handcuffs" section and added thumbs instead of the large pictures. Clicking on the thumbs will open a new window with the large pic.
Update 2 August 2002
This update was not done from home but from where I work, so I was not able to show more pictures. I just have added some more links (now the email-link at the bottom of the page finally works, thank you very much Jack!) and I have begun with the introduction.
Update 23 Juli 2002
Today I have added some pictures in the Nippers/Mechanical nippers section, will continue with it next time
Update 21 Juli 2002
Finally I have an idea how to make links, so I have added a LINKS-page to this site. As everything, also this page is just at the beginning... I will also add some information now to the Dortmunder cuffs, the pics of which I had added last time.
Update 12 Juli 2002
Today I have added some pictures of the Dortmunder (Handcuffs/My TopTen) and a few pics of rare German nippers (Nippers/mechanical nippers)
Update 04 Juli 2002
Today I FINALLY received my pair of McKenzie mitts! Please have a look in the Handcuffs/My Top Ten - section...
Questions or comments? I look forward to hear from you!