Vintage WILKINSON Tailors Shears
A good pair of tailors' shears by Thomas WILKINSON of Sheffield.
Marked 'T.WILKINSON & SON SHEFFIELD' on one side with 'MADE IN SHEFFIELD' on the other. Both sides have the Arrows trade mark.
Thomas WILKINSON invented and patented the ‘sidebent’ scissor with cranked handles to tilt upwards, allowing for smoother cutting of cloth as the lower blade could run flat along the fabric.
Believed to have been manufactured by WILLIAM WHITELEY of Sheffield who incorporated Thomas WILKINSON & SON in 1875.
Stamped '10' on the inside of both blades near the joint, also stamped '3L' on one - please see close-up images
Plenty of the black finish remains on the handles.
61/2 inch blade edges.
127/8 inches overall length.