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Sewing1435 of 1650Singer Sewing MachineMy Singer model 27 circa 1901 with Pheasants
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Posted 6 years ago


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This pair of old scissors says 'Wester Bros' Germany. They have a sliding stop that limits how far they can close. The cut out area near the hinge is not sharp and looks like some kind of clamp, but they don't lock closed. Any ideas as to what they are for?

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  1. Bikenstitches, 6 years ago
    I inherited these several years ago, and have no idea what they are for. I'm thinking maybe they are surgical devices, but can't find anything similar on line. Any guesses?
    Thank you-
  2. gundoc1, 6 years ago
    I think they are button hole scissors.
  3. Bikenstitches, 6 years ago
    Wow that was fast! I looked it up and indeed you are correct; Mystery solved- Thanks

  4. Bikenstitches, 6 years ago
    Very interesting.... tried them out and they're the cat's meow.

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