J. Wiss & Sons Co. 1848-1976
Catalog sheets, price lists, and booklets from the 1960s.

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Catalogs and Price Lists: General

A83 thumbnail Gift Sets and Gift Ideas [1960]
The A83 is a 12 page catalog. Includes retail prices. Printed date July 1960. Also in PDF.

A-157 thumbnail Shears, Scissors, Pinking Shears and Personal Grooming Implements for Home, Industrial and Professional Use [1963]
The A-157 is a 16 page catalog. There are also some metal-cutting snips and garden shears. Includes retail prices, but not for the garden shears. Effective date December 30, 1963. Also in PDF.

64 thumbnail Shears & Scissors [1963]
Suggested Retail Price List #64: Effective December 30, 1963
Shears - Scissors - Personal Grooming Implements
The 64 is 5 pages. Four pages with prices, and 1 page of terms.
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A222R thumbnail Shears, Scissors, Pinking and Skalloping Shears, Personal Grooming Implements for Home, Professional and Industrial Use [1967]
The A222R is an 8 page price list covering all shears and scissors in detail. No tin snips, garden tools or gift sets. Effective October 2, 1967. Also in PDF.

A-398 thumbnail Catalog No. 101 [1968]
Shears • Scissors • Pinking-Skalloping Shears • Sewing Sets • Personal Grooming Implements And Gift Ideas •
The A-398 is a 16 page catalog. No metal-cutting snips or garden tools. Catalog pages are also available in PDF (16? MB).

A-398R thumbnail Catalog No. 101 [1969]
Shears • Scissors • Pinking-Skalloping Shears • Sewing Sets • Personal Grooming Implements And Gift Ideas •
The A-398R is a 16 page catalog. No metal-cutting snips or garden tools. Catalog pages are also available in PDF (16 MB).


Catalogs and Price Lists: Tools

A-73 Metalmaster Snips [1960]
The A-73 is a 4 page catalog. 45,000 were printed June 1960.
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A-74 Inlaid Blade Snips [1960]
The A-74 is a 4 page catalog. 45,000 were printed June 1960.
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A-75 Solid Steel Snips [1960]
The A-75 is a 4 page catalog. 45,000 were printed June 1960.
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A-71R Tools for Industry [1960]
The A-71R is a 6 page catalog covering a variety of tools for every industrial cutting operation. No prices. 20,000 were printed September 1960. Also in PDF.

A-111-EAST Tinners' Snips and Industrial Cuttings Tools [1961]
The A-111-EAST is an 2 page price list. Effective Ocober 1, 1961. Also in PDF.

A-145 Tools For Industry [1964]
The A-145 is an 8 page catalog, plus a one page price list. Printed April 1964.
Price list from the National Museum of American History: Library

A-253-R Tinners' Snips and Industrial Cutting Tools [1967]
The A-253-R is a 4 page catalog. Effective Ocober 2, 1967. Also in PDF.


Catalogs and Price Lists: Garden Tools

GardenShearsRepairParts1962 Garden Shears Repair Parts [1962]
4 pages of printed sheets. Effective April 2, 1962. Note that some of these parts are still available. The current owner of the Wiss name is Apex Tool Group. If you are looking for a part, ask them. Also in PDF.

garden-shears-price-list-1962 Garden Shears Dealer's Net Price List [1962]
Effective August 1, 1962
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A-191 Garden Shears [1965]
The A-191 is a 12 page catalog. Includes prices. Effective date August 23, 1965. Also available in PDF. The catalog pages also had an opposing stub page with small images of the products. They can be found at Garden Tool Images 1965.

A-227 Garden Shears [1966]
The A-227 is a 12 page catalog. Includes prices. Effective date August 22, 1966. Also available in PDF.


Inserts and Handouts

Some of the 1960s inserts are on the 1950s page, as they are in a continuum with the 1950s inserts.

A68R-9-61 thumbnail Makes Gardening Easier! with Pruning Calendar. Printed September 1961. Card listing various gardening tools. On back is a Free Pruning Calendar that by month tells you what needs to be done. And below is an order form to order the full pruning guide.

S-1052 thumbnail Model AA Professional Pinking Shears Insert
Small insert that was included in the box with the AA pinking shears. A resharpening offer that expired on Dec. 31, 1966 is on the back.

A179 thumbnail Model CB-7 Pinking Shears Insert
Small insert that was included in the box with the Model CB-7 pinking shears. It was touting the new ball bearing pivot. Dated 9/64.

H.T.S. thumbnail Wiss Hair-Thinning Shears. A piece of paper printed on two sides. The front describes them, and the back has Directions for the Use of Hair-Thinning Shears. It was included in the boxes throughout the 1950s and 1960s.


Cut Sheets

801-in-three-colors-cut-sheet New Fast Turnover COLOR Assortment
Showing a box with six 801 Grass Shears in three different colors. Shipper box is the display box.

GT-261 Garden Tool Mobile Merchandiser
Circa 1960s. Merchandiser number: GT-261

pinking-shears-cut-sheet-1969 Skalloping And Pinking Shears Cut Sheet: May 31, 1960
With Cover Letter (at the end).
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A-214 Thread Clips Cut Sheet: April 1966
Was this when they were introduced? Form A-214 • 4/66
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A235 Garden Shears Space Savers: August 1966
Cut Sheet Form number: A235 8/66. 2 pages.
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A-238 SP-1 Assortment: September 1966
Cut Sheet Form number: A-238 9/66
From the National Museum of American History: Library

A-240 1967 Garden Shears Promotion Special
Cut Sheet Form number: A-240 9/66
From the National Museum of American History: Library


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