Ray’s Sport Shop in North Plainfield, NJ recently went out of business and Handcuff Warehouse bought all of their remaining handcuff stock. We got a bunch of S&W, Peerless, and Hiatt stuff, but the real treasure was a number of old American Handcuff Company items. American went out of business years ago (bought by ASP in 2003). We got some N200 oversized handcuffs, Model L-300 auto restraints, standard Model N-105, L-100 leg irons, 2 pairs of N-400 swivel hinged handcuffs, and a bunch of waist chains. We will be selling them on eBay over the next couple months. Here is a link to a current auction: American N200 Oversized Handcuffs.
Ray’s Sport Shop opened in 1947 and Ray is now 92 years old. He tried to sell the company since the 1990s, but couldn’t find a buyer for the whole business that included an extensive store with police equipment, gun range, gun shop, and hunting & fishing gear. A car dealer next door bought the property and will tear down the buildings to expand their lot. Ray’s was a competitor of ours, but I was sorry they closed after I heard the compelling story of their business.