Did Houdini use this to escape from the Weed Tire Chain Challenge? Probably not, but it is a nice association piece. The item above is a Weed Tire plier that was used with the chains they sold. It is stamped “WEED PAT”D July 29, 1913 50¢”. Please see image below. You can click on the image for a larger view of the item.
The pliers are about 10 inches long and usually can be found with a very nice patina on them. If you would like to add one to your collection(and who wouldn’t? ), they can be found on Ebay for about $10.00 most of the time. I like owning it because ,as mentioned above, it is a nice association piece. It’s also a nice piece just for someone to hold and get the feeling of something solid. Worse comes to worse, you can use it like The Three Stooges would have, and you all know the connection between Harry Houdini and the Stooges by now. Don’t you?
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