J. Wiss & Sons Co. 1848-1976
Catalog sheets, price lists, booklets, and ads from the 1910s.

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Catalogs

1911catalog thumbnail This 1911 catalog for the trade covers shears, scissors, razors, tinner snips, pruning shears, and cutlery. Includes 31 pages on straight razors and strops starting on catalog page 46. On page two a picture of the factory is dated 1911. All items include trade prices. This was a period of very stable prices. Catalog pages are also available in PDF.
1912catalog thumbnail This 1912 catalog for the trade covers shears, scissors, razors, tinner snips, pruning shears, and cutlery. It is very simlar to the 1911 catalog. Only five pages are different. See differences. Includes 31 pages on straight razors and strops starting on catalog page 46. On page two a picture of the factory is dated 1912. All items include trade prices. Catalog pages are also available in PDF.
1917catalog thumbnail This circa 1917 catalog for the trade covers shears, scissors, razors, tinner snips, and pruning shears. Razors are on pages 54-72, and strops on pages 73-83 and 89-90. This has the most strop pictures of any catalog. There are no prices in this catalog. WWI ended the period of stable prices and the price of bar steel about doubled in 1916. See Table of Bar Steel Prices. Catalog pages are also available in PDF.
1915catalog thumbnail This 1919 catalog for the trade covers shears, scissors, razors, tinner snips, and pruning shears. Includes 29 pages on straight razors and strops starting on catalog page 62. There are no prices in this catalog. See corresponding 1920 price list. Catalog pages are also available in PDF.

Booklets

SimplexBoltTailorShears thumbnail A folded card describing the "Simplex" Bolt Tailor Shears. Once face describes the bolt. Another lists the line of tailors' shears that use this bolt. Includes prices. Folded 5-5/8" × 3-1/4".

Correspondence

1912 Postcard thumbnail Postcard Sent by Wiss 1912 InvoiceForPrunerHook1913 thumbnail Invoice For Pruner Hook 1913 1914-Billhead-Heindl thumbnail 1914 Billhead: A.A. Heindl, Holyoke, Mass.
EnvelopeFromJWiss1915 thumbnail Envelope From J Wiss 1915 PriceListCoverLetter1916 thumbnail Price List Cover Letter 1916 BonebrakeHdweInvoice1916 thumbnail Bonebrake Hardware Invoice dated 1916.
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