Tailor's shears

Object Number: 
1960.42
Date: 
1859
Medium: 
Steel, brass,enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 16 x 4 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 40.6 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: in caps, around brass screw: "R. HEINISH INVENTOR. LATEST PATENT 1859/ NEWARK N.J."
Description: 
Large wrought iron scissors with brass circular hinge, marked; enamelled handle fitted and molded for right hand.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this was used by his father.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group