Harry Houdini leg irons make $4,074 in London sale

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2015-06-26 13:34:27

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Harry Houdini leg irons make $4,074 in London sale

The leg irons were among a series of items Harry Houdini left to a friend when he died

A pair of Lilly leg irons used by Harry Houdini (1874-1926) in his stage act has sold for 2,500 ($4,074) at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury's December 12 sale in London.

The leg irons were used onstage by the famous escape artist

The irons were among a series of items left by the escapologist to his friend and fellow magician Joseph Dunninger.

A set of hand-forged handcuffs made 2,300 ($3,748).

They are modified with a quick-release - an unusual feature as Houdini rarely modified his equipment - making it likely they were used in more high-risk escapes such as the Chinese Water Torture spectacle.

We have this photograph signed by Houdini for sale.

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