Posted 9 years ago
Trying to learn if these shears were for fabrics - clothing/upholstery, which is what I believe, or other materials.
Also the age? - Remember my father using them while growing up.
Part of our parent's estate that includes other tools & antiques
Still Work Great - Very Sharp.
I was able to learn this much about these shears:
Company established 1848 in NBewark New Jersey USA. These shears were the "Top of the Line" in their day & possibly today?
Overall Length: 13"
Blade Length: 7" Tip to Bolt
Markings on the outside of each blade: "W 7 SS Newark N. J. USA" & "Steel Forged No. 22" inside an anvil. The inside of each blade is stamped near the bolt w/ what is either a "IL" or a "71".