Thursday, October 17, 2013

#59 Shop Shear

Maker: Clauss
Model: No. 48
Materials: Steel
Year: Unknown
Length: 8"
Value: $5
Marked -- SHOP SHEAR CLAUSS No 48 U.S.A.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

#58 Unidentified Red-Handled Scissors

Maker: Unknown
Model: Unknown
Materials: Steel
Year: Unknown
Length: 7"
Value: $1

Friday, October 4, 2013

Compton, Newark NJ, USA

Compton (1899-) made scissors and shears as well as tin snips, razors and button-hole punches. Common brand and marketing names include Reliance and U-set.

 The advertising slogans included:
  • "Compton are good for a lifetime"

a.k.a. W. H. Compton Shear Co., Reliance Compton

#19: Compton U-Set
 #27 Green-handled Compton