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American Tailors Shears

Large pair of antique tailor's / dressmaker's shears manufactured by R. Heinisch of Newark, New Jersey, USA - dating from circa 1860. Very high quality shears, with the makers/inventors name marked on one side of the brass pivot (R. Heinisch, Inventor) and an address on the other side (House, 2 Lexington Street) which is right by the river in Newark, NJ. Would appear that this location was the home/workshop of R Heinisch. Rochus Heinisch immigrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1825 from Bohemia and moved to Newark in 1835. Great original condition, with patina commensurate with age and use. Note: The other pair of shears in the photos are not included in the sale, but are available separately (see listing for Wilkinson & Son Tailors Shears)

Measure: 40cm long x 11.5cm wide x 6cm thick