Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Old Clippers

In Sewing > Scissors and Shears > Show & Tell.
billretirecoll's loves880 of 1013Newest unknown tool at coffee.McKaig Hatch Ford Combination Pliers Model T and Model A
4
Love it
0
Like it

fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
billretirecollbillretirecoll loves this.
Irishcollector.Irishcollector. loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 years ago

    stephenchi…
    (1 item)

    About 8 inches long, when fully closed still 1/4 inch gap, has a spring mechanism so that it will automatically push open. No idea what it was for.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Scissors and Shears
    See all
    Fabulous Antique Steel Embroidery Scissors w/ Floral Shanks * French * C1900s
    Fabulous Antique Steel Embroidery S...
    $291
    VICTORIAN ANTIQUE GOLD F WEST STEEL EMBROIDERY SEWING ETUI CRAFT SCISSORS & CASE
    VICTORIAN ANTIQUE GOLD F WEST STEEL...
    $9
    Antique French 18 Kt Gold Embroidery Scissors * Circa 1830
    Antique French 18 Kt Gold Embroider...
    $64
    Antique Shears 13.5" Unmarked (similar to R.Heinisch)  Scissors Tailor  *RARE*
    Antique Shears 13.5" Unmarked (...
    $86
    logo
    Fabulous Antique Steel Embroidery Scissors w/ Floral Shanks * French * C1900s
    Fabulous Antique Steel Embroidery S...
    $291
    See all

    Comments

    1. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 years ago
      Sugar used to be delivered to shops in a solid cone shaped piece called a sugar loaf. This tool was for cutting lumps off the solid cone. If you wanted loose sugar you had to grind it up finer with a glass sugar crusher.
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thanks Irishcollector, I knew that, just couldn't get it from my memory banks! &:^)
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Senility has it's advantages, Bill. I just can't remember what they are.
    4. stephenchivers, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Irishcollector, I would never have guessed that. Not sure how my Dad would have got that.
    5. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 years ago
      You're very welcome Stephen. By the way, the projecting pin is to protect your fingers when pressing down on a table or counter top.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.