Origin: England or America
Gift of Judith and William McMillen
Acc. No. 2012-48
Hand shears, wrought with loop handles & rounded jaws.
Label:Used like a large pair of scissors to cut sheet metal, these hand shears are no different than those available at your local hardware store today. However, they differ significantly in form an in the way they were made. Hand forged from wrought iron & steel, they have rounded jaws which transition into nicely tapered loop handles. The jaws pivot on a pin secured by a rectangular nut, and their steel cutting edges are plainly discernable.