Peerless Handcuff Company was established in 1914 in Springfield,
Massachusetts. Now,100 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.
The new Peerless handcuff quickly became popular, rendering other
types of handcuffs obsolete. Over time, and after the patent expired,
the design was copied by most other handcuff manufacturers.
Now in its fourth generation, Peerless Handcuff Company remains a
family business committed to producing the finest restraints available.
We offer a full range of metallic restraint products and accessories.
These products are used by law enforcement, correction and military
agencies throughout the Canada and abroad.