Item: FH-4 Flower Holding Shears
Both of these pairs are rare. The gold plated is one of two that Norman Wiss at the time had plated. Note the chrome one has a rivet. The rivet was only used for its first few months of manufacture. After that a Philips screw was used. The shear was designed by Norman F Wiss Jr and a product developer in Florham Park, NJ. The product's introductory flyer is dated September 1952. The first instructions sheet is dated August 1952. The style remained unchanged into 1978. In 1977 and 1978 they were sold by True Temper. They looked the same. In the 1950s they were shipped in a box with a folded insert. Later they were shipped in a blister pack. These two are in a family collection.