Vintage WILKINSON Tailors Shears
A good pair of antique tailors' shears by Thomas WILKINSON of Sheffield.
Thomas WILKINSON invented and patented the ‘sidebent’ scissor or bent trimmers with cranked handles to tilt upwards, allowing for smoother cutting of cloth as the lower blade could run flat along the fabric.
Marked 'T.WILKINSON & SON SHEFFIELD' with the Bow and 3 Arrows trade mark to the right of the joint screw.
Also marked 'MADE IN SHEFFIELD' with the same trade mark and '13' on the other side.
Stamped '1' on the inside of both blades near the joint, please see close-up images.
The previous owner has marked 'BARRY' by the nut and there is a faint 'BUNS' to the outside of one blade, please see close-up images.
The majority of the black finish remains on the handles.
These shears do cut (please see last image) but may require some sharpening or setting up if intended for regular use.
61/2 inch blade edges.
13 inches overall length.