J. Wiss & Sons Co. All Ads in Date Order
By category: • Straight Razors • Shears & Scissors for Sewing • Other Shears & Scissors • Garden Shears • Gift Sets • Tin Snips • Trade
1896 October. Hardware Dealers Magazine. The Wiss Shears and Scissors, Made in Great Variety, But only one Grade, The Best.
1902-1909. The Delineator. If You Don't See This It Isn't A Wiss
1902-1909. The Delineator. Look for the Name Wiss whenever you go to buy Shears and Scissors.
1905. The Delineator. Wiss Shears And Scissors For Christmas. A virtually identical ad appeared in a 1905 Ladies' Home Journal. The major difference is that it had 15-33 Littleton Ave.
1905. Good Housekeeping. Wiss “Stielweld” Shears. The same ad also appeared in GH in 1906.
1900s. Good Housekeeping. Wiss “Stielweld” embroidery scissors
1906 Feb. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss “Stielweld” Shears
1906 April. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss “Stielweld” Shears
1906 Sept. Ladies' Home Journal. Built On True Lines: Wiss “Stielweld” Scissors
1906 Nov. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss “Stielweld” Scissors
1907. Wiss “Stielweld” Shears. Probably Ladies' Home Journal.
1907. McClures. Wiss Razors: Cost the Most to Make, Cost the Most to Buy, The Cheapest Razor to Own. Pictured is Style H, White Ribbed Handle. In the 1907 catalog it was on page 45
1907. McClures. Wiss Razors: Cost the Most to Make... Pictured here is the Wiss Best with Fancy Antique Handle and Tang. In the 1907 catalog it was on page 38
1907. Cost the Most to Make, Cost the Most to Buy, The Cheapest Razor to Own.
1908 March. Ladies Home Journal. Our Guarantee
1908 May. Ladies' Home Journal. During dressmaking time good shears are indispensible... Measures 2 1/2" x 5 3/4".
1910. Wiss Has Perfected a Shear That Will Not Break. 5" x 7-3/4"
1922. Have You a Pair of Wiss Scissors?
1922. Needlecraft Magazine. Keeping little folks dressed is double pleasure, when you have the helpful, friendly aid of good Wiss Scissors. 2-1/4" x 6"
1923. A Wiss 12 page publication to their dealers with the ads
to be run in the Fall.
1923 Aug 23. Hardware Age. The Easiest Line to Sell
1923. Needlecraft Magazine. A Cheerful Work Basket
1923. Needlecraft Magazine. So many women are accustomed to getting along
with dull, wabbly, shears — ...
1923. Needlecraft Magazine. You Need Them Every Day!
1924 Oct 23. Hardware Age. cover
1924. Either from The Delineator or Good Housekeeping. Sharp Scissors That Last a Lifetime. This also appeared in another magazine with "write for booklet M."
1925 June. Modern Priscilla. In the Bride's new home and in every home...
1928 May 12. The Saturday Evening Post. Remarkable Torsion in Razor Steel Shear Blades Gives Added Cutting Power
1929. Better Homes & Garden. Make child's play of hedge trimming— Wiss Hedge Shears cut easily...
1930 June. The Delineator. Wiss Scissors ...easily cut 8 thicknesses
1930 October. Good Housekeeping. Wiss Scissors Hold Sharp Edges.
1935 Oct. Good Housekeeping. AMAZING how THESE shears SAVE time and money
1935 Nov. Good Housekeeping. Pinking Saves
1936 April. Better Homes & Garden. A Famous Trio for Garden Lovers!
1936 November. Pictorial Review. The Handiest Scissors in Your Sewing Basket.
1936 Dec. The American Home. to a lady who likes to cook
1936. Hardware Age. this snips cuts circles, scrolls, squares as easily as a straight line
1937 May. Woman's Home Companion. FIRST AID to good dressmaking: Wiss Pinking Shears
1937 November. Ladies' Home Journal. This INLAID Cutting Edge makes WISS shears both SHARPER and STRONGER
1937 December 1st. Vogue. For Keen Appreciation: Wiss Gift Sets
1937. Life Magazine. for keen appreciation - - Wiss Gift Sets
1938 March. House Garden. Husky Branches Snip Right Off!
1938 March. Successful Farming. Giant Kitchen Shears
1938 November 5th. The Saturday Evening Post. They Pink As You Cut - WISS - give your frocks a FASHION FINISH
1939 May. Better Homes & Garden. Sweet Cutters With The "Jolt" Removed
1939 Oct 19. Hardware Age. New Wiss Gift Ideas For The Christmas Season
1939 December 1st. Vogue. "It's a Gift"
1940 March. Ladies' Home Journal. The Right Shears And Scissors For Every Room In The House
1940 November 30th. The Saturday Evening Post. Hello Santa. Give me Wiss!
1940 November. Ladies' Home Journal. Never A Dull Moment
1941 September 1st. Vogue. "Happy Thoughts" for a Happy Easter: WISS Scissors and Gift Sets
1941. The Saturday Evening Post. Built for He-Men ... but Smooth Enough for the Ladies: Wiss Garden Shears
1942 March 14. The Saturday Evening Post. Wiss Shears and Scissors Belong
in America's Victory Program
1947 Dec. Holiday Magazine. Wiss Gift Sets are back - finer and more beautiful than ever!
1948 February. Better Homes & Garden. Wiss pinking shears help trim your Budget!
1948 March. Vanity Fair. Everybody's Sewing...so this Easter give Wiss
1948 March 15th. Vogue. Everybody's Sewing...so this Easter give Wiss Scissors and Shears in Sets
1948 June 12th. The Saturday Evening Post. Dad knows good grooming is good business: Give Him A WISS Manicure Set for Father's Day
1948 June. Good Housekeeping. For Every Purpose Wiss Scissors and Shears
1948 Oct. Good Housekeeping. When you do this
. You need these
Wiss Pinking Shears.
1948 December. Vogue. You're set for Christmas with WISS Scissors Sets
1949 Dec. Holiday. Wiss Gift Sets ...for those particular names on your list
1950 April 29. The Saturday Evening Post. It's long-term economy to buy Wiss ...Garden Cutting Tools of the best quality
1950 April. Holiday Magazine. Take a tip from the Bunny.. say "Happy Easter" the Wiss Gift Set Way
1950 May 1st. Vogue. Hands across the table...are more attractive when Groomed with Wiss manicure implements
1950 May 13th. The Saturday Evening Post. Home Sweet Home. Runs More Sweetly...and Efficiently...with These Seven
Wiss Scissors and Shears
1950. When you sew...why not be Professional It's so easy...with Wiss pinking shears
1950 or 1952. Better Homes & Garden. Wiss Shears Do It Best*
1951 May. Good Housekeeping. It's sew
much more professional to use Wiss Shears and Scissors
1951 May. Ladies' Home Journal. It's sew
much more professional to use Wiss Shears and Scissors
1951. Wiss Model C Pinking Shears. Now available in 2 sizes
1952 Feb 21. Hardware Age. All Wiss garden tools are Best Sellers
1952 May. Cappers Farmer. 4 part sewing harmony by Wiss
1952 May. Popular Mechanics. Buy the Best... WISS! for all sheet metal cutting
1952. Good Housekeeping. Wiss Pinking Shears put pleasure-plus into sewing
1952 Oct. Country Gentleman. Wiss Pinking Shears — put pleasure-plus into sewing
1952 Nov. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss Dressmakers Shears — as essential as pins and a pattern!
1952. Good Housekeeping. It's such a satisfaction to own the best
1953 April 18th. The Saturday Evening Post. Your household runs smoother, easier when it's well supplied with Home and Garden Shears by Wiss
1953 April. Good Housekeeping. Cut your pattern the professional way with Wiss Dressmaker's Shears
1953 June. Good Housekeeping. Cut your slipcovers the quick, easy way with Wiss Dressmaker's Shears
1953 Oct. Good Housekeeping. Wiss Pinker Fashions...new and fun to make!
1954 January. McCalls Pattern Catalog. Ad on back cover.
1964 February 15th. Vogue. That clean-cut look... Still another smart girl who sews her own attractive wardrobe --
1954 April. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss Tools of Fashion
1954 May. Good Housekeeping. Make these and dozens more Wiss Pinker Fashions with Wiss Pinking Shears
1954 Oct. Country Gentleman. "Mamma cut it out in no time!"
1955 Oct. Good Housekeeping. Any task worth doing is worth doing well with Wiss Shears & Scissors
1955. It takes the proper tools to do the job...properly
! Wiss Quality
Shears and Scissors
1956 April. Popular Mechanics. Finest you can buy! Wiss. No. 908 "Hy-Power" Pruner
1956 October. McCalls. Look alike? yes — but there is a big
difference! it's WISS: the mark of quality!
1956 Dec. Farm Journal. Any task worth doing is worth doing well with Wiss Shears & Scissors
1957 May. Good Housekeeping. before you cut into that lovely Spring flannel be sure you have the very best shears: Wiss
1957 November 23rd. The Saturday Evening Post. Wiss ... a gift for every man or miss
1957 Dec. Holiday Magazine. Wiss Gift Sets
1957 December 7th. The New Yorker. Wiss ... a gift for every man or miss
1957. Good Housekeeping. New!
The Only Shears Of Their Kind In The World! Wiss Skalloping Shears
1958 March. McCalls. Any way you cut it -- straight, pinked or scalloped -- it's better when you have the very best shears: Wiss
1958 September. Popular Mechanics. Cut it with Wiss
1958 Oct 9. Hardware Age. Wiss Shears And Scissors As Christmas Gifts– A Great New Idea– Powerfully Advertised!
1958 October. McCalls. Any way you cut it – straight, pinked or scalloped – it's better when you have the very best shears: WISS inlaid blade shears
1958 Dec. Holiday Magazine. Wiss ...novel gifts for every miss
1958. Any way you cut it-
1959 June. McCalls. Home tasks are easy with these indispensable shears and scissors by Wiss
1959 November. Ladies' Home Journal. Any way you cut it -- straight, pinked or scalloped -- it's better when you have the very best shears: Wiss
1959 November. McCalls. For a Straight Cut, Pinking or Scalloping -- The Very Best Shears are Wiss
1959. Good Housekeeping. Pinking and Skalloping, 2 expert ways...
1959. Gift Suggestions by Wiss
Circa 1960. Shear Magic. Not same issue as the other one here.
1960 April. Ladies' Home Journal. Shear Magic
1960 October. Farm Journal. Get an edge on better dressmaking with the very best shears Wiss.
1960 November. Ladies' Home Journal. Now! Pink it or Scallop it for ravel-resistant seam finishes with Wiss
1961 April 22nd. The Saturday Evening Post. Wiss Cuts Best
1961 Sept. Popular Mechanics. Wiss Snips Cut Best
1962 Nov. McCalls. Wiss shears really last
1963 April. McCalls. Wiss Cuts Best
1963. The Saturday Evening Post. All New Wiss Wizz Grass Shears
1966 Feb 3. Hardware Age. Blueprint For Profits
1967 Feb. Co Ed Magazine. Wiss can be the start of something big
1968 April. Seventeen. There's not much a girl can't do with Wiss.
1973 April. McCalls. The New Wiss Pinking Shears That Last 10 Times Longer!
1973 June. Womans' Day. Wiss shears help Donald Brooks
turn design into dynamite.
1974 November. Popular Science. How to Cut Metal the Old-Fashioned Way. Wiss Metalmaster Snips. The New-Fashioned Way to Cut Metal.
1975 October. Family Circle. Why Wiss Contura-Lite Are The Finest Lightweight Shears Money Can Buy.
1976 May. Good Housekeeping Wiss Contura-lite Shears. Now in tortoise-shell.
1976 October. Woman's Day. Wiss Contura-lite Shears. Now in Tortoise-shell.
1965 December. Woman's Day. Pinking and Skalloping: 2 expert ways to cut a ravel-resistant seam finish – and decorative trimmings, too! Wiss