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

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

1 comment:

  1. I bought a pair of Compton shears for two dollars a couple of days ago. They appear to be industrial shears perhaps used in shoe making. The rivet has been hammered on an anvil which causes me to suspect that they are 75 to 100 years old. They are in excellent working condition and I am very happy to own them.

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