J. Wiss & Sons Co. 1848-1976
Booklets, flyers, and ads from the 1940s.

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Catalogs

tinners-snips-1940 thumbnail "High-Power" Tinners' Snips 1941
12 pages including covers. 8-1/2" × 11".
Also available as PDF.
There is also a 10 page 1940 Edition (PDF). The 1940 one has two pages of display units that are not in the 1941 edition.
55-37-rev41 thumbnail 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 available as PDF.
56-41 thumbnail 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 available as PDF.

Booklets

GT-1941-50 thumbnail Folder on hedge shears with bumper, plus ten garden shears suggestions, plus when to prune chart. Printed 1941.

Inserts/Flyers (included with shears)

Pinker-A-insert thumbnail Pinking Shear instructions. Piece of paper that was included with the second generation Model A pinking shears from c1945-1949.
Pinker insert front thumbnail Pinking Shear instructions. Piece of paper that was included with Model C pinking shears from 1938-1949. This page has the fronts.
Pinker insert back thumbnail Pinking Shear instructions. Piece of paper that was included with Model C pinking shears from 1938-1949. This page has the backs.
Pinker-1948-hang tag thumbnail Pinking Shear Hang Tag. Hang Tag that was included with Model C pinking shears from 1948-1949.
FH-3-instructions thumbnail FH-3 instructions. Folder that was included with the FH-3 Flower Holding Shears. Printed June 1948. Also see pictures of an FH-3.

Catalog Sheets

CaliforniaHardwareCo1942 thumbnail Display Cases. A couple pages from a 1942 California Hardware Co. catalog. Four display cases and their contents are listed. They are: Floor case, Revolving counter display case, Counter or wall case, and Counter case.

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