"High-Power" Tinners' Snips: 1941
12 pages including covers. 5" × 6-1/2". Also in PDF.
"High-Power" Tinners' Snips: 1944
8 pages including covers. 8-1/2" × 11".
Shears, Scissors, Tinners' Snips by Wiss
Catalog number 55-37-rev41
A 32 page revised version of the 1937 catalog (which had 52 pages), dated March 15, 1941. Measures 5-1/8" × 6-5/8". Also in PDF.
Shears and Scissors: For Home and Factory Use
Catalog number 56-41
Later in 1941 they started printing all new catalogs. [Things must have improved with the war spending.] Measures 8-1/2" × 11", 3-ring punched and in a folder. Also in PDF.
A 4 Page Catalog covering the Consumer Product Lines
Circa Late 1940s
Form Cover Letter: March 25, 1940
The cover letter for the Wiss Tinner Snips catalog. Announces new Metalmaster combination action snips.
Rubber Guard Grips for Metalmaster
Circa 1940. Optional rubber grips for 25¢ per pair. Back lists how great the shears are. 3-1/8" × 6-3/16".
Circa 1941. Shows how two matched patterns, the M-1 and M-2, which together allow you to cut to the right and cut to the left. 3-1/4" × 6-3/16".
Cover Letter for "A Story of Shears and Scissors"
Dated November 23, 1948. New stationery this year. Also in PDF.
Story of Scissors: Wiss Co. Publishes Book to Mark Plant's 100th Year
A newspaper article announcing the publication of the 100th anniversary book.
Customer Service Department Postcards: 1947-1959
Postcards sent to customers that inquired about sharpening their pinking shears.
Piece of paper that was included with the second generation Model A pinking shears from c1945-1949:
Pinking Shear instructions.
Nickel Note circa 1941
During WWII there was a shortage of nickel. Nickel hardens steel and it was used for armoring. I don't know what the finish is on this pair. It is not silver plated, like some from this era were.
Pinking Shears Hang Tags
The series of hang tags attached to the pinking shears starting in the mid-1930s, and continuing to early 1950.
Folder that was included with the FH-3 Flower Holding Shears. Printed June 1948. Also see pictures of an FH-3.