Nah, not really, makes perfect sense.
The small town banker didn't need the 18" scissors. But the fat cat banker
in NYC, he had the BIG scissors to show how he had made it.
I suspect the paper hangers were much more pragmatic. It takes some
strength to manipulate those big shears all day long, so the 5'6" tall guy
had to work his upper body strength up to be able to use the 18", or he may
have had to stop at 15" since the balance probably got to be awkward for
his hands, or too big. The big guys could start at a larger size?
OK, I've shoveled enough crap in my online meetings, and now it's carrying
over to the tool world. Maybe I should go work in the garden instead.
On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 4:52 PM dks wrote:
> Strange that they would have been offered over such a wide range of
> lengths, no?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kirk Eppler via OldTools"
> To: "gary may"
> Cc: oldtools@s..., "Thomas Conroy"
> Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 4:14:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [OldTools] Scissors---re-establishing the geometry of the
> flats, in theory.
> > https://archive.org/details/JWissAndSonsCatalog1911/page/n23/mode/2up
> Big. 18" long big.
> On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 1:02 PM gary may via OldTools <
> oldtools@s...> wrote:
> > Tom Conroy:
> > Wonderful stuff! I keep meaning to ask; 'big banker's shears'? I'm
> > tempted to look it up myself, but where's the fun in that? Thanks for all
> > that you do
Kirk Eppler in HMB, CA, who started to unravel a different tool mystery
today, after Mr Welch snipped off one which was going astray.