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Nathan Hale statue

Two Metalbond readers who were recently visiting Chicago sent some pictures of this statue in front of the Tribune Tower:

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Here’s what they had to say:

We were walking around Chicago this weekend and walked past the statute of Nathan (“My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country ” )  Hale that’s outside the Chicago Tribune building on Michigan Avenue. We never really looked closely at it before, but … gee … the guy is hot, if green, and his hands are tied behind his back. And it looks like he has a pretty rocking body under all that bronze 18th Century finery. We thought of your blog and took these pics for you.

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Intrigued, I looked this up online, and learned that the statue is a replica of Bela Lyon Pratt’s 1912 statue that stands on the campus of Yale University — pictured below flanked by two hot Yale servicemen on Yale campus in New Haven, Connecticut in November 1917:

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Nathan Hale (1755-1776) was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Widely considered America’s first spy, he volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission but was captured by the British. He is best remembered for his speech before being hanged following the Battle of Long Island, in which he reportedly said, “I only regret that I have but one life to give my country.”

The 6-foot tall sculpture depicts Hale, hands tied behind his back, the moment before his execution.

There are several other replicas of the statue in addition to the one in Chicago. Copies also stand at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts; the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry; the Connecticut Governor’s Mansion in Hartford; Fort Nathan Hale in New Haven; the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.; and at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia.

Does anyone else know of other works of public art depicting hot guys in bondage — maybe with less bronze on?

 

 

 

How to lock your cock and make it SECURE

Hey prisoners,

As you know, I am fascinated by things that LOCK.

And when it comes to chastity, there is nothing better than a device that has a serious locking mechanism. Like the Carrera. Lately I have been quite intrigued by the this particular device, and so I asked a ccontrol, a reader of this blog who is familiar with both the older and newer models, to describe the actual locking mechanism.

The pictures and information below is from ccontrol.

—Metal

 

How the LOCK for the new Carrera chastity device works

By ccontrol

The old belt is built around an Abus brass padlock. A slide knob above the lock is for releasing the tangs after the lock is unlocked. A push tab on top secures the tangs and locks the padlock. The teeth are hidden inside the front panel, and the tangs have simple knobs on them that are engaged by the teeth.

The new belt is built around an Abus Diskus lock. There is a similar slide knob, but it doesn’t do the same thing. Instead, you put it in the up position to be able to turn the key, and you put it in the down position to be able to move the tangs in and out. The teeth are on the tangs, making the new belt seem even more like a giant handcuff than the old one.

Much like a handcuff, the new tang ratchets in. With the old belt, the tang is inserted and then engaged with the hidden teeth by feel. You can count step down the slope of teeth until you get the fit you want. With both belts, the teeth give you some adjustability.

On the new belt, there are short levers in the insertion slot, just below where the tangs go in. These must be pushed upward to disengage the tangs for removal, after you have unlocked the lock.

You can see on the old pics where the key is inserted vertically into the bottom of he padlock:

To make it into this recess, Walter had to trim one side off of the head of each key. This confined area means that the key can’t be on a keyring when you are unlocking the belt — and not having the key on a ring makes it easier to lose (I only lost one of my two keys, LOL). The new key goes straight in and can therefore be left on a ring. On the other hand, it can’t be removed while the lock is unlocked. This is a minor detail, but it means that you can’t send someone the belt to lock themselves into without them also having the key (for example).

The old belt has a flat steel strap in back. It has 5 holes drilled in the top where it attaches to the back of the belt, so it can be adjusted for size.  The new belt has a coated steel cable instead of the strap. It also has 5 holes on the end tab for adjustability.

The new belt is curved downward along is top edge to accommodate a bit of belly. However, the whole front part is a little taller on the new belt, so is more likely to dig in to those of us who aren’t perfectly flat in front:

You can’t see them in the pics, but there are drain/vent holes on the underside of the tube. They are of course too small to allow for any stimulation … and there’s no big gaps to bulge through like there are on CBX000 or Curve devices.

On the inside pic you can see a screw hold in the base of the cable. This is for attaching an oval plate with a slot in it. An optional butt plug has a metal bolt that engages with the slot. The slot means that the plug will be in the right position to line up with your hole, but it is not removable while the belt is on.

These things are the Rolls Royces of chastity belts. I saved up for years to afford them, and they’re worth the price and the pain of waiting for them to arrive, and the time spent bending them to make them fit, etc.

 

Metalbond would like to thank ccontrol for the information and pictures above.

Stick your cock in THIS if you dare

“ccontrol” send the pictures and information (below) of his Carrara chastity device:

Hey Metalbond!

Love the site. Here are a few pics of the newer Carrara belt design with the new locking mechanism and the new, coated cable in back.

The front of mine is flatter below the locking mechanism than the one you posted pictures of a few days ago. This is not because of the new design. It’s because of the tube size. My 4-year-old Carrara belt is also flat in front. I was bummed when it arrived and it didn’t have the bulge, because I think it looks better the other way. On the other hand, I have it on good authority from Walter and a few other people that the belt is most effective at orgasm prevention if the tube is the absolute smallest you can coax your dick into.

—ccontrol

 

Metalbond would like to thank ccontrol for the pictures and information.