Saturday, December 25, 2010

#44 Thread Nippers

Thread nippers are small scissors for use in embroidery and other sewing and craft activities.  They are open at rest, and can be close by placing your thumb in the thumb hole and wrapping your fingers around the scissors.

Maker: --
Model: --
Materials: Metal
Year: Modern
Length: 4.5", 12cm
Description: As shown.
Value: 0

Thursday, December 23, 2010

#43: German Cruciform Scissors

Maker: BETZ Co
Model: --
Materials: Metal, probably steel because they show rust.
Year: Antique? People date the around 1900, but I am not sure.
Length: 9.5" long

Description: As shown. Cross-design on handles. This pair is in poor condition.  Good to mint examples would have a higher value. These scissors are fairly common and easy to find. I think they also come in a smaller size that is about 6" long.

The design is often described in terms such as Gothic and Art Nouveau.

The scissors seem not uncommon especially for their age.

Value: $1, up to $20 for mint.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

#42: Small Steel Scissors

Maker: Unknown USA
Model: --
Materials: Steel
Year: ?
Description: As shown. Marked "STEEL USA".
Value: $1

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

#41: Unidentified

Maker: --
Model: --
Materials: Metal
Year: ?
Description: As shown. Marked "U.S.A."
Value: 50c

Monday, December 20, 2010

#40: Small Wiss Pinkers

Maker Wiss
Model:CB-5
Materials: Metal
Year:Made between August 1952 to April 1962.
Description: As shown.
Value: 50c

Edited to add: I now have an example with box and inserts

Sunday, December 19, 2010

#39: Enderes Scissors

Maker: Enderes
Model: --
Materials: Metal
Year: ?
Description: As shown.
Value: 50c

Saturday, December 18, 2010

#38: USA scissors

Maker: Unknown
Model: --
Materials: Metal
Year: ?
Description: As shown.
Value: 50c


Friday, December 17, 2010

#37: W&L Hargreaves Shear

Maker: WAL Hargreaves
Model: --
Materials: Metal
Year: ?
Length: 10"
Description: As shown.
Value: $1


Thursday, December 16, 2010

#36: Superman Scissors

Maker: Dyno Merchandise Corporation
Model:  Superman
Materials: Plastic and metal
Year: 1978
Description: Made for DC Comics
Value: ~$10

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wiss (J Wiss and Sons)

Wiss (1848-1976) specialized in the production of scissors and shears. Wiss is now part of Cooper Industries, scissors manufactured under the umbrella of Apex Tools.

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#35: Wonder Woman Scissors

Maker: Dyno Merchandise Corporation
Model: Wonder Woman
Materials: Plastic and metal
Year: 1978
Length: --
Description: Made for DC Comics
Value: ~$10

Given the long and rather salacious tradition of making scissors, nutcrackers etc in the shape of a woman, I think this design is in rather questionable taste. Also the design and execution is not terribly good.  Nevertheless this does seem to be official merchandising not a knock off.  These scissor do not seem to be rare.  Prices range from 7 to 12 dollars.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

#34: KSC Multi-tool scissors


Maker: Wiss
Model: KSC stands for Kitchen Shears Chrome. Includes bottle opener and Mason jar openers.
Materials: Metal
Year: Vintage 1960s or 70s
Length: 8"
Description: As shown, no evidence of enamel on the handle.
Value: $1
Listing corrections courtesy of Don Wiss