James Milton Gill bought the patent for swing through handcuffs from inventor George Carney and revolutionized the handcuff business when he established Peerless Handcuff Company in 1914. The new easy-to-use handcuffs quickly became the industry standard. Today, Peerless Handcuff Company is still owned and operated by the Gill family, and Peerless handcuffs are still the industry standard. Peerless manufacturers a complete line of chain and hinged handcuffs, leg irons, and restraint chains in the USA. Peerless handcuffs are the preferred tools for law enforcement, corrections, security, and military around the world.