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Scissors
Date Made/Found: n.d.
Manufacturer: Edwin Hunter , c1814-1873
Material and Medium: steel
Dimensions: Overall: 150 x 400mm (5 7/8 x 15 3/4in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: L7.9.75.229
This impressive pair of scissors was made in the mid 1800s by the Sheffield manufacturer Edwin Hunter. They were exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London alongside 230 other pairs "of every size and pattern". Hunter’s scissors are intricately hand filed with detailed ornamentation and appealing designs. This pair is very large with a decorative scrolled design etched on the inside of the blades and ornate beading with a thistle motif on the the shanks. When the Sheffield City Museum (now Weston Park Museum) opened in 1875, Edwin Hunter’s family donated his exhibition scissors to the collection.
Display Location: In Store
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