Handcuffs produced by Sherlock Holmes

“Why don’t you introduce this pattern at Scotland Yard?” he continued, taking a pair of steel handcuffs from a drawer. “See how beautifully the spring works. They fasten in an instant.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Scotland Yard

“I’d rather have you than Scotland Yard, Mr. Holmes.” (Sergeant Coventry)
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Scotland Yard, London

“I have been down to see friend Lestrade at the Yard.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Scotland Yard, London

“Stop! Where are you going?”
“To Scotland Yard.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Monograph - Tattoo marks

I have made a small study of tattoo marks and have even contributed to the literature of the subject. (Sherlock Holmes)

221b Baker Street, London

Home of Sherlock Holmes and at times Dr John Watson.
They (the rooms) consisted of a couple of comfortable bedrooms and a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.
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Translations and Pea Jackets

“‘L’homme c’est rien — l’oeuvre c’est tout,’ as Gustave Flaubert wrote to George Sand.”

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“Beyond the obvious facts that he has at some time done manual labour, that he takes snuff, that he is a Freemason, that he has been in China, and that he has done a considerable amount of writing lately, I can deduce nothing else.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Characters Illustrations

Relapsing into his armchair and putting his fingertips together, as was his custom when in judicial moods. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.” Read More...


Another word for handcuffs of a particular type used at the time.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica

To copy out the Encyclopaedia Britannica was the task set for Jabez Wilson by the Redheaded League.

Notice card

October 9, 1890.
The card which Jabez Wilson found pinned to the door of the offices in Pope’s Court.

Morning Chronicle

The advertisement which first drew the attention of Jabez Wilson to the Redheaded League. Read More...

Sign of Four

The Sign of Four. Regarding the Sholto murder and the Agra Treasure and another novel in the Canon.

Case of Identity

A Case of Mary Sutherland. Another case in the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


The Strand is a street in the City of Westminster, London. It currently starts at Trafalgar Square and runs east to join Fleet Street at Temple Bar, which marks the boundary of the City of London at this point, though its historical length has been longer than this.
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Scotland Yard, London

Scotland Yard, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London. Founded on 29th September 1829, on a street off Whitehall, near to the Houses of Parliament, London.
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Bank of France

The Banque de France is the central bank of France. The City and Surburban Bank borrowed gold Napoleons from this Bank to bolster their reserves.
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Farrington Street

Farrington Street, London.
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The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University", or simply "Oxford"), located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. John Clay is supposed to have attended this University.
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The King's College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, Read More...

House in Kensington

Dr Watson lived in Kensington at this time and walked through Hyde Park, to Oxford Street and then on to Baker Street to meet Sherlock Holmes.

City and Surburban Bank

Coburg Branch of the City and Surburban Bank

St. James' Hall

This is where Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went to hear Sarasate play.
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Saxe-Coburg Square

Fictional address of Mr Jabez Wilson and his pawn shop. Read More...

St. Paul's

St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London.
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King Edward Street

17 King Edward Street, near St. Paul’s. Address Mr William Morris (aka Duncan Ross) supposedly moved to, but which was actually a manufactory of artificial knee-caps. There is an actual King Edward Strreet, near St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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Pope's Court

7 Pope’s Court, Fleet Street, London where the offices of the ‘League’ were situated. It would seem there is a ‘Pope’s Court in London, but not in the Fleet Street area. Fleet Street is a street in London, named after the River Fleet.
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Home of Ezekiah Hopkins.

Girl of fourteen

A girl of fourteen who did a bit of simple cooking and kept Mr Jabez Wilson’s premises clean. The only other occupant of his property apart from John Clay and himself.


Landland of the building where the ‘League’ had its offices. He was an accountant living on the ground floor.

Ezekiah Hopkins

Ezekiah Hopkins a fictional character and benefactor of redheaded men. Read More...


Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (March 10, 1844 – September 20, 1908, was a Spanish violinist and composer of the Romantic period.
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Mr Merryweather

A bank director of the City and Surburban Bank. A long, thin, sad-faced man, with a very shiny hat and oppressively respectable frock-coat.

Peter Jones

Official Police Agent of Scotland Yard.

Duncan Ross

Accomplice of John Clay (aka William Morris and Archie) who professed himself to be a pensioner upon the fund of the Redheaded League.

Vincent Spaulding

Vincent Spaulding (aka John Clay) employee of Mr Jabez Wilson who was prepared to work for half wages. He pointed out the advertisement from the ‘Redhaded League’ to Mr Wilson.

John Clay

John Clay, (aka Vincent Spaulding)the murderer, thief, smasher, and forger. Read More...

Jabez Wilson

Our visitor bore every mark of being an average commonplace British tradesman, obese, pompous, and slow. Read More...

Dr John Watson

Companion and chronicler of Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes

“Well, I have a trade of my own. I suppose I am the only one in the world. I’m a consulting detective, if you can understand what that is. Here in London we have lots of government detectives and lots of private ones. When these fellows are at fault, they come to me, and I manage to put them on the right scent." (Sherlock Holmes) (Study in Scarlet)
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