Flower Picker B

English Early 20C. The 'Little Gripper' Patent garden tool. Ref: Harrods catalogue 1907 and Holtzapffel catalogue 1925. p17. Faux tortoishell patterned bamboo stem and engraved brass knop with steel lever. Steel pincer gripper with split pin fulcrum and internal coil spring. Harrods catalogue described a 'Garden Tool that cuts & holds flowers and fruits, prunes and draws weeds, all without stooping, bending over beds and getting dirty and wet'. 37.25 inches (94.8cms). Nice working order.