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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Shears and Scissors

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box, 1 folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letterheads
Business cards
Print advertising
Catalogs
Receipts
Ephemera
Business letters
Business records
Advertising cards
Advertising fliers
Advertising
Invoices
Printed ephemera
Advertising mail
Business ephemera
Advertisements
Commercial correspondence
Catalogues
Sales catalogs
Publications
Correspondence
Date:
1844-1948
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Shears and Scissors contains material pertaining to merchants who either specialized in manufacturing shears and scissors, or who sold them alongside additional products. The bulk of material is company advertisements, records of purchases, and business correspondence.

No comprehensive records of any single company are represented within the records, with the exception of a historical overview of the J. Wiss and Sons Company that provides an overarching company narrative.
Arrangement:
Shears and Scissors is arranged in two subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material Subject

Business Records and Marketing Material

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Shears and Scissors is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Garment cutting  Search this
Shears  Search this
Scissors and shears  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letterheads
Business cards
Print advertising
Catalogs
Receipts
Ephemera
Business letters
Business records
Advertising cards
Advertising fliers
Advertising
Invoices
Printed ephemera
Advertising mail
Business ephemera
Advertisements
Commercial correspondence
Catalogues
Sales catalogs
Publications
Publications -- Business
Correspondence
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Shears and Scissors, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Shears
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Shears and Scissors
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep875294eba-be39-41ad-9a6b-d8bfa54c4033
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-shears

[Trade catalogs from Larkin Co. Inc]

Company Name:
Larkin Co. Inc  Search this
Related companies:
Larkin Co. of Illinois (Peoria, IL) ; Larkin Co. of Penna. [Pennsylvania] (Philadelphia, PA) .  Search this
Notes content:
Housewares , clothing , and accessories ; "Larkin Cozy Home Club" ; adults' and children's clothing ; personal care products ; shampoo ; deodorant ; toothpaste ; household medical products ; aspirin tablets ; witch hazel ; ointments ; food products ; spices ; pudding and pie filling mixes ; laundry supplies ; cleaning goods ; mops ; knives ; food preperation tools ; flour sifter ; choppers ; scissors and shears ; jewelry ; stationary ; "Noritake" china dinnerware ; papergoods ; blankets , sheets , and linens ; luggage ; watches ; clocks ; Eastman cameras ; Parker pens ; Oneida silverware ; electric appliances ; vacuum cleaners ; rugs and carpets ; lamps ; furniture ; beds and mattresses ; dolls ; "Genuine Dionne Quintuplet Dolls" ; toys ; Lone Ranger cowboy outfit ; Fiesta ware ; Larkin paints ; "The Economy of Factory to Family Dealing" .
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
7 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Buffalo, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Barbershop supplies  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Curios; novelties and souvenirs  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Topic:
Adhesives  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Barbershops  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Briefcases  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Candles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25872
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25872

[Trade catalogs from P. Lowentraut]

Company Name:
P. Lowentraut  Search this
Notes content:
Compass dividers and compasses ; "callipers" or calipers ; screwdrivers ; box scrapers ; punches ; chisels ; box and hay hooks ; oyster knives ; other knives ; peg breaks ; hammers ; plumbers' tools ; chisels ; can openers ; fluting scissors ; sardine openers and sardine scissors ; curling irons ; other scissors and shears ; hatchets ; hoes ; "Ritchie & Son" padlocks .
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Barbershop supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Locks and safes (including alarm and security systems)  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Barbershops  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Safes  Search this
Security systems  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27806
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27806

[Trade catalogs from New York Merchandise Co., Inc.]

Variant company name:
Branches - Los Angeles, CA ; Dallas, TX. Sales Display - Chicago, IL.  Search this
Company Name:
New York Merchandise Co., Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Combs and other hair accessories ; buttons and other sewing accessories ; sanitary belts and setp-ins and sanitary goods ; garters and supports ; suspenders ; sunglasses ; magnifying glasses ; pipes and other smoking accessories ; playing cards & chip racks ; scissors and shears ; pocket knives ; change purses and billfolds ; clothing and accessories ; makeup and other beauty accessories ; toiletries ; kitchen ware and household appliances ; toys ; rugs ; electrical accessories ; gloves ; handkerchiefs ; house footwear ; textile specialties ; toilet goods ; novelties ; stationary ; leather goods & housewares (1938)
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Toys and games  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Smoking and tobacco accessories  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Curios; novelties and souvenirs  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Topic:
Amusements  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Games  Search this
Hats  Search this
Hobbies  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Novelties  Search this
Recreation industry  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Smoking paraphernalia  Search this
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)  Search this
Tobacco industry  Search this
Tobacco jars and boxes  Search this
Tobacco pipes  Search this
Toy making  Search this
Toys  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31416
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31416

Early Chinese Scissors and Shears: Category, Design and Shape: A Metallurgical Study

Author:
Wong, DongNing  Search this
Rubin, Han  Search this
Notis, Mike  Search this
Shugar, Aaron  Search this
Hutapea, Parsaoran  Search this
Limata, Laura  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2016
Citation:
Shugar, Aaron, Notis, Mike, Limata, Laura, Wong, DongNing, Hutapea, Parsaoran and Rubin, Han. 2016. Early Chinese Scissors and Shears: Category, Design and Shape: A Metallurgical Study. In: Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Archaeometry, 3-7 May 2004, Zaragoza, Spain. Zaragoza: Institucion 'Fernando el Catolico',() pp.237-243.
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_149052

Early Chinese Scissors and Shears: Category, Design and Shape: A Metallurgical Study

Author:
Shugar, Aaron  Search this
Notis, Mike  Search this
Limata, Laura  Search this
Wong, DongNing  Search this
Hutapea, Parsaoran  Search this
Rubin, Han  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2016
Citation:
Shugar, Aaron, Notis, Mike, Limata, Laura, Wong, DongNing, Hutapea, Parsaoran, and Rubin, Han. 2016. "Early Chinese Scissors and Shears: Category, Design and Shape: A Metallurgical Study." In Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Archaeometry, 3-7 May 2004, Zaragoza, Spain. 237–243. Zaragoza: Institucion 'Fernando el Catolico'.
Identifier:
149052
ISBN:
84-7820-848-8
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_149052

Extending handpower : made by Fiskars

Author:
Fiskars (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 21 x 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Scissors and shears  Search this
Tools  Search this
Call number:
TJ1240 .F57 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1052433

The DNA of a design : 40 years, 1967-2007 / concept: Barbro Kulvik, Antti Siltavuori ; text: Barbro Kulvik

Author:
Kulvik, Barbro  Search this
Siltavuori, Antti  Search this
Fiskars (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Fiskars (Firm) History  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Finland
Date:
2007
[2007?]
Topic:
Scissors and shears  Search this
Design  Search this
Call number:
TS381 .K85 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_919604

[Trade catalogs on combination metal-working tools: bends, shears, punches, notches, crimps and rivets]

Author:
Diesel Power, Inc  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1900
1994
[19--]-
Topic:
Metal-working machinery--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Bending machines  Search this
Scissors and shears  Search this
Punching machinery  Search this
Wielands (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
47855
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468545

[Trade catalogs on sheet metal cutters, and lever shears]

Author:
Ente Commercio Estero Ferramenta  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1950
1959
[195-]-
Topic:
Metal-cutting tools  Search this
Scissors and shears  Search this
E.C.E.F. (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
47651
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465423

[Trade catalogs on pliers, nippers, shears, gravers, files and saws]

Author:
Grobet File Company of America  Search this
Miller Tool & Supply Co  Search this
Grobet File Corporation of America  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<10> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1929
1929-
Topic:
Pliers  Search this
Nippers  Search this
Scissors and shears  Search this
Files and rasps  Search this
Saws  Search this
Grobet (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
48001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470137

J. Wiss & Sons Company Records

Publisher:
Kraeuter & Company, Inc.  Search this
Creator:
J. Wiss & Sons Company  Search this
Names:
Cooper Industries  Search this
Wiss, Jacob  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Catalogs
Sales catalogs
Business records
Place:
Newark (N.J.)
Date:
1921-1925; 1948.
Summary:
Records of the J. Wiss and Sons Company, maker of shears and scissors.
Scope and Contents:
Catalog and Salesman's Fact Book, 1921-1925, and "A Story of Shears and Scissors". The book includes a 1925 Wiss Catalog of scissors, snips, and shears and a 1925 catalog of Kraeuter and Company Inc., Newark,manufacturers of pliers, wrenches, chisels, automobile and machinists' tools and ticket punches. Also, numerous price lists and advertisements for the tools, apparently clipped from publications.
Biographical / Historical:
J. Wiss & Sons Company was founded in 1848 by Jacob Wiss, a thirty-one-year-old immigrant from Switzerland who was an experienced cutler and gunsmith. The company, headed by Wiss and his descendants in Newark, N.J., emphasized high quality in its products, which became known world-wide and sold to the U.S. Government in the Civil War and the two World Wars. In 1914, Wiss acquired the manufacturing facilities of a competitor and became the largest producer of fine scissors and shears in the world. Following World War I, Wiss weathered a severe depression in scissors markets, partly caused by dumping of European products. Increased U.S. help remedied this situation. Cooper Industries purchased the company in 1976. After the purchase, the factory remained in Newark for a few years, then was moved south, and finally manufacturing was done overseas. According to a message from Don Wiss (April 22, 2010), Cooper bought the product line and the Wiss name to add to the other names they use in their Hand Tool Group (e.g., Weller, Lufkin, Crescent, Nicholson, etc).
Provenance:
Collection donated by J. Wiss & Sons Company, Newark, New Jersey, August 15, 1985.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mechanical engineering and technology  Search this
Scissors and shears  Search this
Cutlery trade  Search this
Shears  Search this
Cutlers -- 1920-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs
Sales catalogs
Business records -- 1910-1930
Citation:
J. Wiss & Sons Company Records, 1921-1925, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0172
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cb23a062-1c87-4a07-99e8-e90d7808e7f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0172

SHEARS, SCISSORS, TINNER SNIPS, RAZORS

Author:
J. Wiss & Sons Co  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Topic:
Scissors and shears  Search this
Call number:
000180
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_171924

WISS SHEARS, SCISSORS, RAZORS

Author:
J. Wiss & Sons Co  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1912
1912?
Topic:
Scissors and shears  Search this
Call number:
000179
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_171923

STORY OF SHEARS AND SCISSORS 1848-1948

Author:
J. Wiss & Sons Co  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1948
Topic:
Scissors and shears  Search this
Call number:
000175
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_171919

[Trade catalogs on oil hole covers and cups, shears, rod cutters ... ]

Author:
W.W. & C.F. Tucker, Inc  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<7> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1919
1919-
Topic:
Machine-tools--Maintenance and repair--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Machine-tools--Lubrication  Search this
Scissors and shears  Search this
Metal-cutting--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Tucker (Brand name)  Search this
Hercules (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
053879
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_712614

[Trade catalogs on shears, trimmers, scissors, cutter and stripper, thread clipper, nail cutters, snips and snip panels, display cases for shears and scissors ... ]

Author:
J. Wiss & Sons Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1934
1934?-
Topic:
Scissors and shears  Search this
Wiss (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
050035
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_544290

Cutlery, pocket knives, razors, scissors and shears...(reprint)

Author:
Greer & Laing  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Topic:
Cutlery  Search this
Call number:
41161
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_305965

Owners of thousands of Stewart clippers...Stewart blades now 5580-2

Author:
CHICAGO FLEXIBLE SHAFT CO  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1940
Ca1940
Topic:
Scissors and shears  Search this
Call number:
29162
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_262211

Cow clipping is good dairy practice everywhere and a state regulation in many areas 5580-3

Author:
CHICAGO FLEXIBLE SHAFT CO  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1940
Ca1940
Topic:
Scissors and shears  Search this
Call number:
29163
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_262210

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