Handcuff Company is a fully owned division of Tobin Machining. Tobin Machining was established in 1923 and is a state of the art precision manufacturing facility
occupying over 60,000 sq. feet. Tobin manufactures components for its primary customers
Mercury Marine, Giddings and Lewis Machine Tool Co., and for many other customers. Tobin
employs over 70 employees in these departments: Tool Room, Computer Numerical Control
(Lathes, Mills and Machining Centers), Screw Machine (Automatic and CNC and CNC Swiss),
Secondary (Finishing Operations), Handcuff (Assembly), Quality Control,
Shipping/Receiving, Engineering, Clerical, Sales, and Management.
American Handcuff Co. was purchased by Tobin Machining as American Munitions in 1962.
American Munitions Co. had supplied handcuffs to the military from the 1940´s until the
acquisition in 1962 by Tobin. As American Handcuff Co., the primary customer for over 30
years continued to be the United States Defense Dept., supplying from 15-30,000 pairs of
handcuffs/leg irons a year.
In 1992, major product design was initiated in order to compete in the civilian law
enforcement market. A national system of manufacturer´s representatives set up
distribution outlets throughout the country. American Handcuff also has a contract with
the U.S. General Services Administration under which we supply various government
Tobin Machining remains a third generation family business. American Handcuff President
is Tom Tobin. Brian Jones is Sales Manager.
200 Ruggles Street , P.O. Box 1009
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1009
920-921-9110 Fax: 920-921-7028