I saw this pair on eBay from a vendor in Baltimore and as they were very early ones and in more or less good nick, I bought them. Turned up a few weeks later after the guy had to wait 3 days to be able to get out to post them due to a blizzard in his area. As per the photos there was one tip that was damaged from long ago so I had to re-match the 2 tips which meant losing about a quarter of an inch (6mm) in blade length. I had to re-profile the top and bottom blades to get the right shape again but generally they were in OK nick for being over 100 years old.
They are an unusual model made about 1905 which was before Wiss had fully standardised the sizes and while they are stamped as number #6, they are the size and weight of a pair of Wiss #7 shears from later periods. They are rather chunky and as heavy as a pair of #7 shears but the basic blade geometry is sound and the manufacturing quality was good for the period.
This was the tip damage as they arrived here from Baltimore. It has the "opened a paint tin" look about one tip being snapped off.
This is the left side of the shears after blade repairs. The lower blade had an inline cooling fracture about 1/3rd of the way up that required about
3mm to be taken off the middle of the curve of the lower blade but they did clean up OK.
This is the righ side of the shears and fortunately the top blade was in good nick, just had to be cleaned up and sharpened.
They are about half finished, the blades have been repaired and the hinge was in good condition but the handles have not yet been done. The old paint has to be removed, the handles then need to be smoothed then painted with the 2 pack I have used on the others. They perform very similarly to the slightly later pair of Wiss #7 shears I use on my cutting table so when tyey are finished they may end up on my cutting table.