Author Topic: Pair of Heinisch number #7 14 inch shears on eBay.  (Read 2515 times)

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Pair of Heinisch number #7 14 inch shears on eBay.
« on: April 06, 2016, 07:15:37 PM »
This pair have good blades and would clean up well. I have an identical pair that are excellent performers.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-R-HEINISCH-NEWARK-N-J-1800-HVY-DUTY-TAILOR-LEATHER-SCISSOR-BRASS-PIVOT-/322062053514?hash=item4afc64f08a:g:6xMAAOSwJblXAVee



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Re: Pair of Heinisch number #7 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 02:00:37 AM »
The seller seems to think they were made in the 1800s, which can't be true. What does the '7' refer to on the inside of the small loop arm?
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Re: Pair of Heinisch number #7 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 08:16:25 AM »
They would date about 1910. The "7" is the size, 14 inch. Most vendors have not got a clue, they read the patent date of the hinge and publish that as its manufacture date. Very early Heinisch (pre 1900) are a different design and best live in a museum where the once made in the 20th century are viable tailors tools.
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