Monday, February 11, 2008

Antique Scissors




id you ever think WHEN scissors were invented? I didn't... Who was that clever guy, who discovers the power of two blades? Who knows...
But I know that the first perfect csissors was made in 1761 when Robert Hinchliffe fron London produced the first pair of modern-looking scissors made from hardened and polished cast steel.
There is a good example of German scissors 1875.














Rooster-looking created to take off top of hard-boiled egg - wierd, ha?




Last petit tresor from France.
What a lovely treasures you can find on e-bay this week...




4 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

I just love all those scissors!!
fascinating..
deena

SweetAnnee said...

I just love all those scissors!!
fascinating..
deena

carol eldridge said...

I found you on Britt's blog just now so I thought I would come by and say hello. My daughter lives in Grand Rapids Michigan. I am a designer who paints and designs products and I live near Boston. We visited Russia 2 years ago and went to St. Petersburg which was so pretty.

please stop by and say hello.

best,
carol

Beth said...

Interesting to know.