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
TUS (UTS),
John Guy,
Ward & Payne No38AS,
Ward & Payne No 303 Red Reaper
Marples,
Skelton,
Disston.
Ahrem's Goodline Germany
OldTup - Booth Brothers
Ries - Made in Germany

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












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
Sheffield







8) Disston, Porter, 2C7A








9) Ahrem's Goodline Germany







10) Old Tup - Booth Brothers









11} Ries - Made in Germany










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