The handles of this pair of steel scissors are riveted at the 4 corners to allow them to fold against the body and pack into the leather case.
The scissors are stamped Cowlishaw, Sheffield, England to one side and pat. 139086 to the other.
Cowlishaw's were a family business and particularly noted for their silver fruit knives. They also made cigar cutters, cutlery and flatware with premises first in Market Street, then Baker's Hill, Arundel Street and Napier Street. Early 20th Century.
Early 20th Century.
Steel & Leather
Cowlishaw, Sheffield, England & pat. 139086