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Desk Scissors

This is a Desk scissors. We acquired it in 1969. Its medium is steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

  • Tonsillotome (France), 1855
  • brass, steel, ivory.
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, 1978.0874.02.
  • 14.2012.73

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Brooch, 1998
  • sawn and mounted silver.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-14

Its dimensions are

20.5 x 1.8 x 4 cm (8 1/16 x 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Desk Scissors; steel; 20.5 x 1.8 x 4 cm (8 1/16 x 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.); 1969-88-1

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