were invented before America was settled. The name started with the word
in French "tailler" meaning to cut and was often rendered in the Latin
They are really called Pattern shears, are heavy duty, have Black Japaned Handles, are corrosion resistant and made of Cruible high carbon steel.
were made in 1944 and are labeled -COMPTON U SET- INLAID as shown in insert
The scissors were used for cutting blue prints to size, actually prints were called black lines, blue prints were no longer produces. Vern has never sharpened them and to cut large sheets of paper you only have to push them through the paper, they are so sharp.