J. Wiss & Sons Co. All Ads: By Publisher, then Date

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The American Home

1936-Dec-The-American-Home-to-a-lady-who thumbnail 1936 Dec. The American Home. to a lady who likes to cook

Better Homes & Garden

BHG1929 thumbnail 1929. Better Homes & Garden. Make child's play of hedge trimming— Wiss Hedge Shears cut easily...
1936-Apr-BHG-A-Famous-Trio thumbnail 1936 April. Better Homes & Garden. A Famous Trio for Garden Lovers!
BHG-1939-05 thumbnail 1939 May. Better Homes & Garden. Sweet Cutters With The "Jolt" Removed
BHG-1948-02 thumbnail 1948 February. Better Homes & Garden. Wiss pinking shears help trim your Budget!
1950-BHG-Wiss-Shears-Do-It-Best thumbnail 1950 or 1952. Better Homes & Garden. Wiss Shears Do It Best*

Cappers Farmer

1952-May-Cappers-Farmer-4-part-sewing-harmony thumbnail 1952 May. Cappers Farmer. 4 part sewing harmony by Wiss

Country Gentleman

1952-Oct-Country-Gentleman-Wiss-Pinking-Shears thumbnail 1952 Oct. Country Gentleman. Wiss Pinking Shears — put pleasure-plus into sewing
1954-Oct-Country-Gentleman-Mamma-cut-it-out thumbnail 1954 Oct. Country Gentleman. "Mamma cut it out in no time!"

Co Ed Magazine

1967-Feb-Co-Ed-Wiss-can-be-the-start thumbnail 1967 Feb. Co Ed Magazine. Wiss can be the start of something big

The Delineator

1902-1909-Delineator-If-You-Don't-See-This thumbnail 1902-1909. The Delineator. If You Don't See This It Isn't A Wiss
1902-1909-Delineator-Look-for-the-Name thumbnail 1902-1909. The Delineator. Look for the Name Wiss whenever you go to buy Shears and Scissors.
1905-Delineator-Shears-And-Scissors-For-Christmas thumbnail 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.
1930-Jun-Delineator-Wiss-Scissors-easily-cut thumbnail 1930 June. The Delineator. Wiss Scissors ...easily cut 8 thicknesses

Family Circle

Fam-Circle-1975-10 thumbnail 1975 October. Family Circle. Why Wiss Contura-Lite Are The Finest Lightweight Shears Money Can Buy.

Farm Journal

1956-Dec-Farm-Journal-Any-task-worth-doing thumbnail 1956 Dec. Farm Journal. Any task worth doing is worth doing well with Wiss Shears & Scissors
Farm-Journal-1960-10 thumbnail 1960 October. Farm Journal. Get an edge on better dressmaking with the very best shears Wiss.

Good Housekeeping

1905-GH-Stielweld-Shears thumbnail 1905. Good Housekeeping. Wiss “Stielweld” Shears. The same ad also appeared in GH in 1906.
1900s-GH-Stielweld-embroidery-scissors thumbnail 1900s. Good Housekeeping. Wiss “Stielweld” embroidery scissors
GH-1930-10 thumbnail 1930 October. Good Housekeeping. Wiss Scissors Hold Sharp Edges.
GH-1935-10 thumbnail 1935 Oct. Good Housekeeping. AMAZING how THESE shears SAVE time and money
1935-Nov-GH-Pinking-Saves thumbnail 1935 Nov. Good Housekeeping. Pinking Saves
GH-1948-06 thumbnail 1948 June. Good Housekeeping. For Every Purpose Wiss Scissors and Shears
GH-1948-10 thumbnail 1948 Oct. Good Housekeeping. When you do this. You need these Wiss Pinking Shears.
GH-1951-05 thumbnail 1951 May. Good Housekeeping. It's sew much more professional to use Wiss Shears and Scissors
1952-Good-Housekeeping-Pinking-Shears thumbnail 1952. Good Housekeeping. Wiss Pinking Shears put pleasure-plus into sewing
GH-1952-It's-such-a-satisfaction thumbnail 1952. Good Housekeeping. It's such a satisfaction to own the best! WISS Pinking Shears
GH-1953-04 thumbnail 1953 April. Good Housekeeping. Cut your pattern the professional way with Wiss Dressmaker's Shears
1953-June-GH-Cut-your-slipcovers thumbnail 1953 June. Good Housekeeping. Cut your slipcovers the quick, easy way with Wiss Dressmaker's Shears
1953-Oct-GH-Wiss-Pinker-Fashions thumbnail 1953 Oct. Good Housekeeping. Wiss Pinker Fashions...new and fun to make!
GH-1954-05 thumbnail 1954 May. Good Housekeeping. Make these and dozens more Wiss Pinker Fashions with Wiss Pinking Shears
GH-1955-10 thumbnail 1955 Oct. Good Housekeeping. Any task worth doing is worth doing well with Wiss Shears & Scissors
GH-1957-05 thumbnail 1957 May. Good Housekeeping. before you cut into that lovely Spring flannel be sure you have the very best shears: Wiss
GH-1957-New-Skalloping thumbnail 1957. Good Housekeeping. New! The Only Shears Of Their Kind In The World! Wiss Skalloping Shears
1959-GH-Pinking-and-Skalloping thumbnail 1959. Good Housekeeping. Pinking and Skalloping, 2 expert ways...
GH-1976-05 thumbnail 1976 May. Good Housekeeping Wiss Contura-lite Shears. Now in tortoise-shell.

Hardware Age

1923-Aug-23-Hardware-Age-The-Easiest-Line thumbnail 1923 Aug 23. Hardware Age. The Easiest Line to Sell
1924-Oct-23-Hardware-Age-cover thumbnail 1924 Oct 23. Hardware Age. cover
1936-Hardware-Age-this-snips-cuts thumbnail 1936. Hardware Age. this snips cuts circles, scrolls, squares as easily as a straight line
1939-Oct-19-Hardware-Age-New-Wiss-Gift-Ideas thumbnail 1939 Oct 19. Hardware Age. New Wiss Gift Ideas For The Christmas Season
1952-Feb-21-Hardware-Age-All-Wiss-garden-tools thumbnail 1952 Feb 21. Hardware Age. All Wiss garden tools are Best Sellers
1958-Oct-9-Hardware-Age-A-Great-New-Idea thumbnail 1958 Oct 9. Hardware Age. Wiss Shears And Scissors As Christmas Gifts– A Great New Idea– Powerfully Advertised!
1966-Feb-3-Hardware-Age-Blueprint-For-Profits thumbnail 1966 Feb 3. Hardware Age. Blueprint For Profits

Hardware Dealers Magazine

Hardware-Dealers-Mag-1896-10 thumbnail 1896 October. Hardware Dealers Magazine. The Wiss Shears and Scissors, Made in Great Variety, But only one Grade, The Best.

Holiday Magazine

Holiday-1947-Dec thumbnail 1947 Dec. Holiday Magazine. Wiss Gift Sets are back - finer and more beautiful than ever!
Holiday-1949-Dec thumbnail 1949 Dec. Holiday. Wiss Gift Sets ...for those particular names on your list
1950-Apr-Holiday-Take-a-tip-from-the-Bunny thumbnail 1950 April. Holiday Magazine. Take a tip from the Bunny.. say "Happy Easter" the Wiss Gift Set Way
1957-Dec-Holiday-Gift-Sets thumbnail 1957 Dec. Holiday Magazine. Wiss Gift Sets
1958-Dec-Holiday-novel-gifts-for-every-miss thumbnail 1958 Dec. Holiday Magazine. Wiss ...novel gifts for every miss

House Garden

1938-Mar-House-Garden-Husky-Branches thumbnail 1938 March. House Garden. Husky Branches Snip Right Off!

Ladies' Home Journal

1906-Feb-LHJ-Stielweld-Shears thumbnail 1906 Feb. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss “Stielweld” Shears
1906-Apr-LHJ-Stielweld-Shears thumbnail 1906 April. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss “Stielweld” Shears
1906-Sept-LHJ-Built-On-True-Lines thumbnail 1906 Sept. Ladies' Home Journal. Built On True Lines: Wiss “Stielweld” Scissors
1906-Nov-LHJ-Stielweld-Scissors thumbnail 1906 Nov. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss “Stielweld” Scissors
1907-LHJ-Stielweld-Shears thumbnail 1907. Wiss “Stielweld” Shears. Probably Ladies' Home Journal.
1908-Mar-LHJ-Our-Guarantee thumbnail 1908 March. Ladies Home Journal. Our Guarantee
1908-May-LHJ thumbnail 1908 May. Ladies' Home Journal. During dressmaking time good shears are indispensible... Measures 2 1/2" x 5 3/4".
LHJ-1937-11 thumbnail 1937 November. Ladies' Home Journal. This INLAID Cutting Edge makes WISS shears both SHARPER and STRONGER
LHJ-1940-03 thumbnail 1940 March. Ladies' Home Journal. The Right Shears And Scissors For Every Room In The House
LHJ-1940-11 thumbnail 1940 November. Ladies' Home Journal. Never A Dull Moment
1951-05-LHJ-It's-sew-much-more-professional thumbnail 1951 May. Ladies' Home Journal. It's sew much more professional to use Wiss Shears and Scissors
1952-Nov-LHJ-Wiss-Dressmakers-Shears thumbnail 1952 Nov. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss Dressmakers Shears — as essential as pins and a pattern!
Ladies-Home-1954-04 thumbnail 1954 April. Ladies' Home Journal. Wiss Tools of Fashion
Ladies-Home-1959-11 thumbnail 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
LHJ-1960-04-Shear-Magic thumbnail 1960 April. Ladies' Home Journal. Shear Magic
Ladies-Home-1960-11 thumbnail 1960 November. Ladies' Home Journal. Now! Pink it or Scallop it for ravel-resistant seam finishes with Wiss

Life Magazine

1937-Life-Mag-for-keen-appreciation thumbnail 1937. Life Magazine. for keen appreciation - - Wiss Gift Sets


McCalls-1956-10 thumbnail 1956 October. McCalls. Look alike? yes — but there is a big difference! it's WISS: the mark of quality!
McCalls-1958-03 thumbnail 1958 March. McCalls. Any way you cut it -- straight, pinked or scalloped -- it's better when you have the very best shears: Wiss
McCalls-1958-10 thumbnail 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
McCalls-1959-06 thumbnail 1959 June. McCalls. Home tasks are easy with these indispensable shears and scissors by Wiss
McCalls-1959-11 thumbnail 1959 November. McCalls. For a Straight Cut, Pinking or Scalloping -- The Very Best Shears are Wiss
1962-11-McCalls-Wiss-shears-really-last thumbnail 1962 Nov. McCalls. Wiss shears really last
McCalls-1963-04 thumbnail 1963 April. McCalls. Wiss Cuts Best
McCalls-1973-Spr-Sum thumbnail 1973 April. McCalls. The New Wiss Pinking Shears That Last 10 Times Longer!

McCalls Pattern Catalog

McCalls-pattern-catalog-1954-01 thumbnail 1954 January. McCalls Pattern Catalog. Ad on back cover.


1907-McClures-Razors thumbnail 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-Wiss-Razor-Cost-the-Most-to-Make-and-Buy thumbnail 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.

Modern Priscilla

1925-June-Modern-Priscilla thumbnail 1925 June. Modern Priscilla. In the Bride's new home and in every home...

Needlecraft Magazine

1922-Needlecraft-Keeping-little-folks thumbnail 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-Needlecraft-A-Cheerful-Work-Basket thumbnail 1923. Needlecraft Magazine. A Cheerful Work Basket
1923-Needlecraft-So-many-women thumbnail 1923. Needlecraft Magazine. So many women are accustomed to getting along with dull, wabbly, shears — ...
1923-Needlecraft-You-Need-Them-Everyday thumbnail 1923. Needlecraft Magazine. You Need Them Every Day!

The New Yorker

New-Yorker-1957-12-07 thumbnail 1957 December 7th. The New Yorker. Wiss ... a gift for every man or miss

Pictorial Review

Pictorial-Review-1936-11 thumbnail 1936 November. Pictorial Review. The Handiest Scissors in Your Sewing Basket.

Popular Mechanics

Pop-Mech-1952-05 thumbnail 1952 May. Popular Mechanics. Buy the Best... WISS! for all sheet metal cutting
Pop-Mech-1956-04 thumbnail 1956 April. Popular Mechanics. Finest you can buy! Wiss. No. 908 "Hy-Power" Pruner
Pop-Mech-1958-09 thumbnail 1958 September. Popular Mechanics. Cut it with Wiss
1961-Sept-PopMech-Wiss-Snips-Cut-Best thumbnail 1961 Sept. Popular Mechanics. Wiss Snips Cut Best

Popular Science

Pop-Sci-1974-11 thumbnail 1974 November. Popular Science. How to Cut Metal the Old-Fashioned Way. Wiss Metalmaster Snips. The New-Fashioned Way to Cut Metal.

The Saturday Evening Post

1928-May-12-SatEvePost-Remarkable-Torsion thumbnail 1928 May 12. The Saturday Evening Post. Remarkable Torsion in Razor Steel Shear Blades Gives Added Cutting Power
SatEvePost-1938-11-05 thumbnail 1938 November 5th. The Saturday Evening Post. They Pink As You Cut - WISS - give your frocks a FASHION FINISH
SatEvePost-1940-11-30 thumbnail 1940 November 30th. The Saturday Evening Post. Hello Santa. Give me Wiss!
SatEvePost-1941 thumbnail 1941. The Saturday Evening Post. Built for He-Men ... but Smooth Enough for the Ladies: Wiss Garden Shears
1942-03-14-SatEvePost-Wiss-Shears-and-Scissors thumbnail 1942 March 14. The Saturday Evening Post. Wiss Shears and Scissors Belong in America's Victory Program
SatEvePost-1948-06-12 thumbnail 1948 June 12th. The Saturday Evening Post. Dad knows good grooming is good business: Give Him A WISS Manicure Set for Father's Day
SatEvePost-1950-04-29 thumbnail 1950 April 29. The Saturday Evening Post. It's long-term economy to buy Wiss ...Garden Cutting Tools of the best quality
SatEvePost-1950-05-13 thumbnail 1950 May 13th. The Saturday Evening Post. Home Sweet Home. Runs More Sweetly...and Efficiently...with These Seven Wiss Scissors and Shears
SatEvePost-1953-04-18 thumbnail 1953 April 18th. The Saturday Evening Post. Your household runs smoother, easier when it's well supplied with Home and Garden Shears by Wiss
SatEvePost-1957-11-23 thumbnail 1957 November 23rd. The Saturday Evening Post. Wiss ... a gift for every man or miss
SatEvePost-1961-04-22 thumbnail 1961 April 22nd. The Saturday Evening Post. Wiss Cuts Best
1963-SatEvePost-All-New-Wiss-Wizz thumbnail 1963. The Saturday Evening Post. All New Wiss Wizz Grass Shears


Seventeen-1968-04 thumbnail 1968 April. Seventeen. There's not much a girl can't do with Wiss.

Successful Farming

1938-Mar-Successful-Farming-Kitchen-Shears thumbnail 1938 March. Successful Farming. Giant Kitchen Shears

Vanity Fair

1948-Mar-Vanity-Fair thumbnail 1948 March. Vanity Fair. Everybody's Sewing...so this Easter give Wiss


Vogue-1937-12-01 thumbnail 1937 December 1st. Vogue. For Keen Appreciation: Wiss Gift Sets
Vogue-1939-12-01 thumbnail 1939 December 1st. Vogue. "It's a Gift"
Vogue-1941-09-01 thumbnail 1941 September 1st. Vogue. "Happy Thoughts" for a Happy Easter: WISS Scissors and Gift Sets
Vogue-1948-03-15 thumbnail 1948 March 15th. Vogue. Everybody's Sewing...so this Easter give Wiss Scissors and Shears in Sets
Vogue-1948-12 thumbnail 1948 December. Vogue. You're set for Christmas with WISS Scissors Sets
Vogue-1950-05-01 thumbnail 1950 May 1st. Vogue. Hands across the table...are more attractive when Groomed with Wiss manicure implements
Vogue-1954-02-15 thumbnail 1964 February 15th. Vogue. That clean-cut look... Still another smart girl who sews her own attractive wardrobe --

J Wiss & Sons

W407 thumbnail 1923. A Wiss 12 page publication to their dealers with the ads to be run in the Fall.

Woman's Day

Womans-Day-1973-06 thumbnail 1973 June. Womans' Day. Wiss shears help Donald Brooks turn design into dynamite.
Womans-Day-1976-10 thumbnail 1976 October. Woman's Day. Wiss Contura-lite Shears. Now in Tortoise-shell.
Womans-Day-1965-12 thumbnail 1965 December. Woman's Day. Pinking and Skalloping: 2 expert ways to cut a ravel-resistant seam finish – and decorative trimmings, too! Wiss

Woman's Home Companion

Womans-Home-Companion-1937-05 thumbnail 1937 May. Woman's Home Companion. FIRST AID to good dressmaking: Wiss Pinking Shears


1907-Razors thumbnail 1907. Cost the Most to Make, Cost the Most to Buy, The Cheapest Razor to Own.
1910-Wiss-Has-Perfected-a-Shear thumbnail 1910. Wiss Has Perfected a Shear That Will Not Break. 5" x 7-3/4"
1922-Have-You-a-Pair thumbnail 1922. Have You a Pair of Wiss Scissors?
1924-Sharp-Scissors-That-Last thumbnail 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."
1950-When-you-sew thumbnail 1950. When you sew...why not be Professional It's so easy...with Wiss pinking shears
1951-approx-Model-C-Pinking-Shears-Now-available-in-2-sizes thumbnail 1951. Wiss Model C Pinking Shears. Now available in 2 sizes
1955-12-it-takes-the-proper-tools thumbnail 1955. It takes the proper tools to do the job...properly! Wiss Quality Shears and Scissors
1958-Any-way-you-cut-it thumbnail 1958. Any way you cut it-
1959-Gift-Suggestions-by-Wiss thumbnail 1959. Gift Suggestions by Wiss
1960-04-Shear-Magic thumbnail Circa 1960. Shear Magic. Not same issue as the other one here.