Peerless Handcuff Co

95 State St
Springfield MA 01103

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Peerless Handcuff Company was established in 1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Over ninety years later the classic swing through design of the original Peerless handcuff continues to be an industry standard. James Milton Gill founded the company after purchasing the patent for a new handcuff design that would revolutionize the law enforcement profession. The inventor was George Carney. Carney's innovation was the now familiar swing through self locking handcuff. Unlike other restraints of the day, this design was relatively lightweight and easy to carry. The new style handcuff also gave officers a significant advantage since it was easily applied and effectively restrained both hands. The combination of lightweight and ease of use greatly increased officer and public safety.