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Scissors

Various Donors

In our collection are several pairs of scissors for different specialised uses. These three examples are, from left to right –

  • A pair of buttonhole scissors fitted with a swing out gauge between the handles which governs the length of the cut and standardises the size of a garment’s buttonholes – From the effects of Mrs Knight.
    Accession No. 883/3
  • A hairdresser’s scissors used to thin the customer’s hair – Donated by Kay Carter.
    Accession No. 2184/7
  • A pair of handforged scissors which will still cut paper for a left-handed user – Donated by Bill Ward-Allen.
    Accession No. 3037/4