Monday, February 29, 2016

Vanished tool makers: A.E. Shearer & Co., Sheffield, England

Above, a pair of tweezers made by this British firm. Although predecessor firms under the Shearer name operated in Sheffield from the 1860's, A.E. Shearer itself did business from the 1920's through the 1950's out of a location on Broomhall Street.  It's principle product was sheep shearing equipment but it also made auger bits (a very competitive area of the market back in those days) and scissors. The tweezers may have been an attempt to diversify as demand for their primary product declined.

Interesting that a firm named Shearer made, well, shearers.  Coincidence?

Below, from ebay:

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