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Scissors Collection

Background imageScissors Collection: Various shoemaking tools

Various shoemaking tools
Various tools used by a shoemaker or cobbler, including scissors, pliers, hammers, a skewer, a ruler and strong thread

Background imageScissors Collection: Tailoring tools

Tailoring tools
Tools used in tailoring, including scissors, needle and thread, chalk, measuring tape, a ruler and a smoothing iron

Background imageScissors Collection: 18th century surgical equipment

18th century surgical equipment
Bone saw 1, pincers 2, 3, scissors 4, lead mallet 5 and hook for childbirth 6. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageScissors Collection: Victorian Christmas time by H. L. Oakley

Victorian Christmas time by H. L. Oakley
A series of silhouettes by H. L. Oakley depicting various transport scenes over the Christmas time. Date: 1939

Background imageScissors Collection: Advert for John Pound & Co cases 1913

Advert for John Pound & Co cases 1913
Advertisement John Pound & Co dressing cases. John Pound became Lord Mayor of London in 1904. With less time to run his business, he gave contol of the company to his two sons

Background imageScissors Collection: Cartoon - WWI - Haircut

Cartoon - WWI - Haircut
A cartoon making light of the perils of life on the front line and the frequent need for surgical intervention to operate on soldiers

Background imageScissors Collection: Mending Day, by Ethel Parkinson

Mending Day, by Ethel Parkinson. A little Dutch girl sits mending a little boys breeches, while he stands uncomfortably with a towel round his waist

Background imageScissors Collection: Happy Families / Mstr Tape

Happy Families / Mstr Tape
" Happy Families" was devised in Britain by Mr Jacques in 1861

Background imageScissors Collection: Tailor of 1647 / Broadside

Tailor of 1647 / Broadside
A tailor. These tradesman are preachers in the City of London, 1647. A satirical broadside on non- conformist preaching in London

Background imageScissors Collection: TAILORs WORKSHOP / 1890

TAILORs WORKSHOP / 1890
A Tailors workshop, showing the master cutter, sleeve- presser and under-presser

Background imageScissors Collection: Garden Tools, Spades, Forks, Hoes, Shears, Rakes and Knives

Garden Tools, Spades, Forks, Hoes, Shears, Rakes and Knives. 19th century

Background imageScissors Collection: Champion (Scissors) Ltd, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Champion (Scissors) Ltd, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Champion (Scissors) Ltd, Champion Works, Petre Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire -- Rebuilding British Kitchens. Offer of Kumfi-Kut kitchen scissors when limited supplies permit, in a postwar letter

Background imageScissors Collection: Page of Victorian adverts - November 1895

Page of Victorian adverts - November 1895
A variety of advertisements in The Illustrated Sporting Dramatic News dated November 1895. November 1895

Background imageScissors Collection: Advert for W. Thornhill & Co cases 1897 Advert for W. Thornhill & Co cases 1897

Advert for W. Thornhill & Co cases 1897 Advert for W. Thornhill & Co cases 1897
Selection of travelling dressing bags and cases, available from W. Thornhill & Co, in New Bond Street. Date: 1897

Background imageScissors Collection: QSS Lusitania - souvenir of launch

QSS Lusitania - souvenir of launch, commemorative 18 carat gold handled scissors, with stainless steel blades, the crossover engraved with John Brown and Co

Background imageScissors Collection: Members of NUTGW campaigning

Members of NUTGW campaigning
Members of NUTGW (National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers), NATSOPA (National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants)

Background imageScissors Collection: Comic postcard, woman sewing underwear Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, woman sewing underwear Date: 20th century

Background imageScissors Collection: c. 1890 China - Chinese street vendor - barber

c. 1890 China - Chinese street vendor - barber
c.1890 China - Chinese types and trades - street vendor - barber

Background imageScissors Collection: Comic postcard, Scene in a tailors shop Date: circa 1918

Comic postcard, Scene in a tailors shop Date: circa 1918

Background imageScissors Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll make short work of this

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll make short work of this
The caption is I ll made short work of this. The enthusiastic look on the girls face suggests that she will do exactly that

Background imageScissors Collection: Guy Fawkes in Effigy, Bartholomews Hospital

Guy Fawkes in Effigy, Bartholomews Hospital and Smithfield Market. Children begging with an effigy of Guy Fawkes on 5 November 39, men bringing a patient on a stretcher into St

Background imageScissors Collection: Medieval knight in armour standing over his slain horse

Medieval knight in armour standing over his slain horse
Medieval knight in armour with sword standing over his slain horse in the moonlight. Sir Ethelberts horse killed by unknown assailant

Background imageScissors Collection: Landing of Julius Caesar in Britain, 54BC

Landing of Julius Caesar in Britain, 54BC
A standard-bearer of the 10th legion in bearskin leads Roman infantry onto a beach at Sandwich, 54BC. Julius Caesar in breastplate and coat stands on board an anachronistic steamboat

Background imageScissors Collection: Silhouette - Scissor Sharpener, Street Vendor

Silhouette - Scissor Sharpener, Street Vendor
Silhouette - Scissor Sharpener, Knife Grinder, Street Vendor. 20th century

Background imageScissors Collection: Cartoon, The Tailors War

Cartoon, The Tailors War! Being a New System of Cutting in the Trade! - When Snip meets Snip then comes the Tug of War. A satirical comment on unionism in the clothing trade

Background imageScissors Collection: Sewing items, including needles, pins, scissors and thread

Sewing items, including needles, pins, scissors and thread
Sewing items: needles, pins, scissors, thread, chalk, thimble and tape measure. Date: circa 1940

Background imageScissors Collection: Games unknown, 14th century

Games unknown, 14th century. A variant of hide and seek, and boys playing a guessing game where one holds up a certain number of fingers and his colleagues have to show the same, similar to scissors

Background imageScissors Collection: Butterfly collectors tools

Butterfly collectors tools from the 18th century: aerial net on a cane 1, scissors with racquets 2, small preservative brush 6, and soft brush to remove dust 9

Background imageScissors Collection: Woman of the Puster Valley, Tyrol, Switzerland, 19th century

Woman of the Puster Valley, Tyrol, Switzerland, 19th century. She wears a large crepe hat over a small muslin bonnet. The scissors and belt is a family heirloom passed from mother to daughter

Background imageScissors Collection: Jean Louis Petits machine to compress

Jean Louis Petits machine to compress the femoral artery during amputation of the thigh 1, and bandages 2, aneurysm needle 3 and scissors 4

Background imageScissors Collection: Itinerant Chinese barber ringing finger bells

Itinerant Chinese barber ringing finger bells to find customers, QIng Dynasty. He carries a stool and bucket on a bamboo yoke, along with razor, scissors, strop, etc

Background imageScissors Collection: Comic postcard, Scotchmans coat of arms

Comic postcard, Scotchmans coat of arms, with a humorous verse. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageScissors Collection: Children making silhouette portraits 1885

Children making silhouette portraits 1885
Children making silhouette portraits by casting a shadow on the wall, drawing the outline and then cutting it out. Date: 1885

Background imageScissors Collection: Pair of scissors with comic verse on a Christmas card

Pair of scissors with comic verse on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageScissors Collection: Ornate scissors and keys

Ornate scissors and keys

Background imageScissors Collection: Ornate locks and scissors

Ornate locks and scissors

Background imageScissors Collection: Victorian Card - Little Tailors

Victorian Card - Little Tailors. 19th century

Background imageScissors Collection: Little girl doing some DIY

Little girl doing some DIY -- If you just can t get them to get it done, then do it yourself ole dear! Date: circa 1960s

Background imageScissors Collection: Woman with Dog on Phone Date: 1950

Woman with Dog on Phone Date: 1950

Background imageScissors Collection: General Post by J E Harold Terry

General Post by J E Harold Terry
Date: 1917

Background imageScissors Collection: Advert for W. Thornhill & Co. travelling bags 1880 Advert for W. Thornhill & Co

Advert for W. Thornhill & Co. travelling bags 1880 Advert for W. Thornhill & Co
Selection of travelling bags and dressing cases. Date: 1880

Background imageScissors Collection: GIRL WITH NEW DRESS 1905

GIRL WITH NEW DRESS 1905
A little girl has a fitting for her new dress. Date: 1905

Background imageScissors Collection: KNIFE GRINDER / WHEATLEY

KNIFE GRINDER / WHEATLEY
Knives, scissors and razors to grind?; a knife grinder operating in a London street. Date: 1795

Background imageScissors Collection: Scene in a Flint Glass Factory, glass cutter at work 1841

Scene in a Flint Glass Factory, glass cutter at work 1841
Scene in a Flint Glass Factory, Holland Street, Blackfriars, London, glass cutter at work. Date: 1841

Background imageScissors Collection: 17th century Tailors

17th century Tailors
A pair of tailors at work : one, who wears a wig, stands at a table with shears to cut cloth, while his assistant sits stitching. Date: 17th century

Background imageScissors Collection: Mstr Tape, Tailors Son

Mstr Tape, Tailors Son
Master Tape the Tailors Son, from Happy Families devised in Britain by Mr Jacques in 1861 Date: 1861

Background imageScissors Collection: LITTLE WOMEN / JO / HAIR CUT

LITTLE WOMEN / JO / HAIR CUT
Jo has all her hair cut off. Date: First published: 1868

Background imageScissors Collection: Symbolic cutting of pigtails in Shanghai, China

Symbolic cutting of pigtails in Shanghai, China
At Shanghai, 500 young men voluntarily relinquish their traditional pigtails, symbolising the new spirit of China. Date: 1911



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