In 1780, Mr. Hiat (with one 't') formed his business manufacturing "Prisoners' Handcuffs to the Trade". ..Hiatt's range is the most comprehensive of any handcuff manufacturer in the world today. ..Hiatt's offers a range of expandable friction - lock batons, made from a ZYTEL polycarbonate composite material or steel. The traditional range of wooden British - style truncheons is also available.
Ah - A proud traditional British Manufacturing company, winning in the export market, something we can all be proud of can't we? Seems not.
BBC NEWS | UK | Activists target handcuffs firm
Campaigners are targeting a Birmingham firm that they say makes "shackles" used at the Guantanamo Bay camp.
Now there are some places that targeting a firm that makes truncheons wouldn't be such a good idea....