Tailor Shears, 1850-1865

Summary

Clothes makers and manufacturers used hefty, long-bladed tailor's shears to cut through thick fabric. In the 19th century, Rochus Heinisch made some of the finest shears in America. He patented several improvements to the bows or handles of shears. His innovative designs reduced fatigue when cutting heavy cloth and made a tailor's job easier.

Clothes makers and manufacturers used hefty, long-bladed tailor's shears to cut through thick fabric. In the 19th century, Rochus Heinisch made some of the finest shears in America. He patented several improvements to the bows or handles of shears. His innovative designs reduced fatigue when cutting heavy cloth and made a tailor's job easier.

Artifact

Shears (Cutting tools)

Date Made

1850-1865

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Made in America

Object ID

67.89.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel
Brass (Alloy)

Dimensions

Width: 4 in

Length: 15 in

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