Board Shear, American 1870s

IMG0003W. O. Hickok and Sons. Described in our Gane Brothers catalogue as a Gauge Table Shears, style “C” example shows an improved foot pedal design over the style “B” illustrated in the 1869 Hickok catalogue. As casebinding became the norm bookbinders needed a tool to cut coverboard fast, square and consistent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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