c. 1840's
4.125 in HIGH x 1.375 in WIDE x in DEEP
(10.48 cm HIGH x 3.49 cm WIDE x cm DEEP)
Gift of Roselee Higdon

"Alphabets, Bobbins and Cross-stitch: Samplers and Needlework Tools from the Collection of the Oakland Museum," History Special Gallery, 9/18/93 - 4/3/94.

Scissors. Description: Steel scissors with blunt blades. Body is figure of Spanish Cavalier with his sword as the blades. Makers mark MG on back of one blade. Dimensions: 4 1/8" x 1 3/8" History: Betty Ault collection. References/Remarks: It is hard to imagine a cutting use for this tool as the blades are rounded and seem never to have had an edge. Photo on page 41 of OLD TIME TOOLS AND TOYS OF NEEDLEWORK by Gertrude Whiting.
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