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 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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