Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sheep Shears / garden shears

With the decline of hand blade shearing, sheep shears have been used as garden shears. There are numerous brands, Below Are:
Ball Bros,
Burgon & Ball
John Guy,
Ward & Payne No38AS,
Ward & Payne No 303 Red Reaper
Ahrem's Goodline Germany
OldTup - Booth Brothers
Ries - Made in Germany
Henry Boker - Germany
Warranted Sheffield

Will add more as I come across them

Shears can be 2 piece blade riveted together or single piece blade

1) Ball Bros, Success in a sword
Sheffield England

2) Burgon & Ball
Patent No 294
Made in England
Hind's Patent
Double Hollow ground

3) TUS Shears or UTS, No1
Sheffield Made in England

Found a 2nd pair which had TUS on one blade and
Burgon & Ball Ld Sheffield, Made in England on second blade

4) John Guy & Co Ltd

Sheffield England

an alternate marking of John Guy

5a) Ward & Payne No 38 AS
Marks "W [crossed hammers over anvil] P No 38 AS"
This is the second one I found. This has the WP mark clearer, crossed hammer indistinct though

5b) Ward & Payne, Red Reaper, No 303

6) Wm Marples &Sons

7) GT Skelton & Co

8) Disston, Porter, 2C7A

9) Ahrem's Goodline Germany

10) Old Tup - Booth Brothers

11) Ries - Made in Germany

12) Henry Boker - Germany

13) Warranted Sheffield - single bow

14) Polo

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