Multicut Shears B

English. Early 20C. 'Ridgeways' patent Hedge Clipper. Fine serration to blade edges. 7 Blade model. Ref: The Gardeners Chronicle 21 July 1883 illustrated a 12 blade, 12 and 18 inch model. These were made in 1900's by C T Skelton. Sheffield. Ref: Holtzapffel catalogue 1931. p18. Earlier design with 12 blades sold by Follows & Bate in 2 sizes in 1905. Ref: Wm Wood & Sons catalogue 1909 showing 9 blade model. 12 and 18 inch blades offered. 21 inches L (53.5cms). 14 inches W (35cms).

This example in fine working order. Stamped 'C T Skelton & Co'.Ash handles one with faint old treated woodworm holes but not weakening handle at all. Traces of red paint to steel. All in all a rare addition to a collection.