William Whiteley & Sons General Purpose Scissors


William Whiteley & Sons (Sheffield) Ltd is officially recognised as first starting the manufacture of scissors in the year 1760. Thomas Wilkinson & Son, Manufacturers of Tailors Shears and Scissors, was also founded in the 18th century and was appointed Manufacturers of Scissors in Ordinary to her Majesty Queen Victoria and Cutlers to H.R.H. Prince Albert in 1840. Both firms were awarded prize medals at the London Exhibitions in 1851 and 1862 and the Paris International Exhibition in 1855. The firm of Thomas Wilkinson was acquired by the then William Whiteley in the year 1875. A move to new facilities in 2007 followed by the recent acquisition of a state of the art laser marking machine continue to ensure the company remains at the forefront of scissor invention, innovation and production.

We stock their hot forged, chrome plated blade scissors, 20cm long. Useful for all manner of cutting, from textiles to rope, paper, cardboard, canvas, jute and felt. Ideal for crafters. 

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