Posted by J. Lauher on February 11, 2001 at 12:06:28:
These three nippers all have Swiss patent numbers.
The first one has a nice trip mechanism that is opened
by two buttons on the inside of the handle at the
top of the barrel. It automatically closes when
pressed against the wrist. It is marked with the
Swiss patent number "+PATENT80667".
The second nipper has a more conventional design similar
to various English and German nippers. It is marked with
a Swiss patent number "+39912" and a German patent number
"D.R.G.M 313471". I think this German number is from
about 1905. D.R.G.M. stands for Deutsche Reich Gebrauchs
The third and final nipper is the most complicated. It
has two hidden "claws" that are release from the bottom
of the arms when place on the wrist. Two rearm the
mechanism one pulls up on the side knobs. It is marked
with the Swiss patent number "+PAT38181"
Can anyone identify the manufacturer of these nippers.
I would also like to know how old they are. Perhaps
someone of Swiss patent numbers can at least tell me
the year they were each patented.
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