J. Wiss & Sons Co.
Point-Of-Sale Marketing Items

Countertop

2-counter-signs thumbnail Two counter-top marketing display signs. With easel tabs on the back. In my collection. Also in 300 DPI jpeg. Circa 1920s-1930s.
  • Wiss Scissors: Stay Sharp Longest!
  • Wiss Scissors: Cut easily. Last a lifetime.
CertOfGuarantee thumbnail Countertop display with the Wiss Certificate of Guarantee. This is No. 17 in a 1927 dealer marketing manual.
StoreDisplayEasel-SweeneyLitho thumbnail Store display with: "Wiss Shears & Scissors: They Cut All the Way to the Points. Used Day after Day in Factory and Shop." This is currently for sale on eBay. Search for "WISS SHEARS & SCISSORS AD DISPLAY SWEENEY LITHO PAPER".
Small Box thumbnail Small Display Box from the early 20th century.

Stages

manufacturing-stages thumbnail Evolution Display Card describing the Various Stages of Manufacture. This is older than the one that appears on page 76 of the 1925 catalog. Measures 17" × 12-3/4". In my collection. Following is a later version.
StoreDisplayEasel thumbnail No. 33 Evolution Display Card describing the Various Stages of Manufacture. Size 22" × 13". This display shows actual shear blades in varying stages of manufacture, mounted as shown. It attracts attention and provides a demonstration that requires no further explanation. Supplied free of charge. This can be found on page 82 of the 1934 catalog and page 51 of the 1937 catalog. An earlier version be found on page page 76 of the 1925 catalog. See prior entry for an early smaller version.

Posters

WissProcessPoster thumbnail Set of Four Posters describing the Wiss Process. From the early 20th century. Note the cloud logo is holding an anvil. Each measures 20" × 25". In my collection.
LinenPoster thumbnail Wiss: Shears and Scissors are wonderful cutters! Linen Poster. Has pictures of four scenarios, each with a slogan:
  • Hold their edge
  • Sharp, dainty points
  • Cut clean all the way to the points
  • Remain sharp longest

Signs

hardware sign thumbnail Many reproduction signs formerly used as decor in T.G.I. Friday's restaurants. Almost a half dozen of these come up for sale each year on eBay. One of them could be the original.
red-stay-sharp-tag thumbnail A red sign constructed as a large tag. With thread to hang. Has slogan: Wiss Shears and Scissors Stay Sharp. This is No. 5 in a 1927 dealer marketing manual. Measures: 8-11/16" × 5-3/16". Also available in full-size jpg. From my collection.

Felt

WissFeltYellow thumbnail Yellow Felt. Used to demonstrate shears and scissors on the countertop.
BarberMat thumbnail Counter Mat. Used to demonstrate shears and scissors on the countertop. This is No. 45 in a 1927 dealer marketing manual. 11-3/8" × 8-5/8". Thick felt. In my collection.

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