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266741 Bill Ghio 2018‑10‑11 Can't resist old scissors
Drives my wife nits because we have scissors all over the house. All users, I
just stick them in various drawers. It is just that when i see a good pair of
vintage scissors for a buck or two I can’t leave them laying there. This wee i
found a small pair of Osborne scissors. Didn’t even know they made scissors. The
catalogs I found on-line suggest they are Bent Trimmers for the upholstery
trade. But, the ones in the vintage catalogs are not this small. These are a tad
under 7 inches and the catalogs show 8 inches and up. Logo and handle design are
also different. I figure the logo should be a clue to dating them. Any ideas?

htt
ps://www.flickr.com/photos/77280442@N.../sets/72157674374867208 

Bill
266742 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2018‑10‑11 Re: Can't resist old scissors
That would drive me nits too.  How does this look, for rug hooking, punch needle
& applique, whatever that is:

https://www.cottagehouseprimitives.com/products/bent-handle-
scissors <https://www.cottagehouseprimitives.com/products/bent-handle-
scissors>


Ed Minch
266744 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2018‑10‑11 Re: Can't resist old scissors
Bill,


IMHO the "scissors problem" is similar to the "saw problem!"  Both are rooted in
the fact that "They just don't make them like that anymore!"  This drives one to
acquire them "While you still can."


Regarding traditional methods of scissors manufacture in the golden age of
British cutlery, the late Ashley Isles wrote "There is nothing easy about
scissors."  (This is in Isles book "Memories of a Sheffield Toolmaker" )  He
wrote of scissors makers finishing the interior of the handles by stringing
multiple pairs on an abrasive band and then mounting the band on a pair of
wheels in the manner of a band sander.


Regarding having "too many" scissors stashed around the house: It's better to
have a pair handy and not need it than to go across the house to fetch one when
all you want to do is snip a loose thread on your shirt tail.


John Ruth

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Subject: [OldTools] Can't resist old scissors

Drives my wife nits because we have scissors all over the house. All users, I
just stick them in various drawers. It is just that when i see a good pair of
vintage scissors for a buck or two I can’t leave them laying there. This wee i
found a small pair of Osborne scissors. Didn’t even know they made scissors. The
catalogs I found on-line suggest they are Bent Trimmers for the upholstery
trade. But, the ones in the vintage catalogs are not this small. These are a tad
under 7 inches and the catalogs show 8 inches and up. Logo and handle design are
also different. I figure the logo should be a clue to dating them. Any ideas?

htt
ps://www.flickr.com/photos/77280442@N.../sets/72157674374867208

Bill
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266747 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2018‑10‑11 Re: Can't resist old scissors
OMG you are so brave Bill!!

     I secretly know I may be the worst, but was always shy about 
confessing it. haahah

Upstairs, downstairs, outside in the sheds,
  pegs and racks,........ but drawers hide them best. ;)

  From the teensiest "hangnail" shears (I had to grind my own I don't 
think anyone ever made them)
To big un's!! Paperhanger shears with 16" blades and tailor shears that 
weight 4 pounds, roaching shears where the whole shear is curved into an 
arc.
   Only ones I never had a chance at and wanted. Bench shears 4' long!

   All of the greatest collections were founded on what few people 
wanted at the time.
Collecting what everyone else already wants, is suicide.
     yours scott


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266749 Mike Rock <mikerock@m...> 2018‑10‑11 Re: Can't resist old scissors
Scott,
With just a bit of work your prose would turn into a fine Dr. Seuss bit 
of rhyming....
Only have about twenty scissors/scheers.  Love them!
266750 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2018‑10‑11 Re: Can't resist old scissors
Yeah, right there with you Bill. But I blame Sir Thomas of Conroy, who told
us how to rehab them.  Wiss, Keen Kutter, Sheffield s, anything cast
steel.  Feel good in the hand, alot like saws as someone said.

There are Osbiene catalog at Archives.org international took catalog.

Kirk, in route back to HMB


On Thu, Oct 11, 2018, 4:29 AM Bill Ghio via OldTools <
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