Burgan and Ball Antique Sheep Shears-Made in England-
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Antique English Sheep Shears-- Burgan & Ball-very old. Burgon and Ball Sheep Shear, dated from APPROXIMATELY 1837.
This is a Double Bow Sheep Shear for trimming and shearing sheep . This Shear is hand forged, including the two inside rivets.
A is a hallmark on both sides, although one is much fainter than the other.
The better one, still a little difficult to read, I believe says:
"Burgon & Ball" curved over a Royal Crown, and "Patent Number 294" (?) inside a Shield.
a "B" on either side of the lower shield, followed by two "B"'s in a Rectangular Box with an "A" underneath, followed by the words "Made in England". This set of shears is quite rusty.
Measures approximately 13 3/4 inches long.
A similiar listing shows this model to be approximately 170 years old but I have
no way to authenticate this - although it is very old! This is still a functional tool or it would make a great display. This old tool has a great visual appearance to it .
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Great decorative item.
Thank you for looking.