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US Patent: 667,914
Tool Scissors
Patentee:
Friedrich Wilhelm Klever, Jr. - Solingen, Germany

USPTO Classifications:
30/120, 30/226, 30/271, 7/131, 7/135, 7/163

Tool Categories:
household tools : scissors
combination tools

Assignees:
Henry Newman - New York, NY

Manufacturer:
Universal Scissors, Tool & Novelty Co. - New York, NY
Wm. C. Hocking & Co. - Chicago, IL

Witnesses:
Geo. W. Mills, Jr.
Edwin Segar
A. Hoffmann
Ernst Katz

Patent Dates:
Applied: Sep. 14, 1899
Granted: Feb. 12, 1901

Patent Pictures: [ 1 | 2 | 3 ]
Friedrich Wilhelm Klever, Jr. patent Febr. 12, 1901
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Description:
Combination tool with multiple functions incorporated in a scissors with a separable pivot joint.

The features noted in the specifications include cigar cutter, cigar-box opener, pliers, wrench, wire cutter, button-hole scissors with adjustable stop, screwdriver, nail-file, cartridge extractor, tack lifter, marking wheel, glass cutter, glass breaker, etc. The rule on one straight edge is shown but not explicitly mentioned.

Henry Newman was President of the Universal Scissors, Tool & Novelty Co. of New York. They advertised this as "HAVA SIZORS" in 1900. A few years later, the scissors was advertised by Wm.C. Hocking & Co. of Chicago as "18 Tools in 1."

Klever had other ideas for scissors / combination tools (e.g. pat. no. 858,003.)

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