Vintage Henry Boker Solingen Cutlery Pinking Shears

Hello Vintage Seamstresses! I have recently been given these lovely Henry Boker Solingen Cutlery Pinking Shears – in the original box!. I believe they belonged to my husband’s grandma or great-grandma.
I can’t date them though – do you have any ideas? They were bought in Australia, but were manufactured in the ‘British Zone Germany’. I’d love any information you may have!
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  • 'British Zone Germany' would suggest Western Germany just after the Second World War – between 1945 and 1949 – so that dates them quite closely, I think.

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  • 'British Zone Germany' would suggest Western Germany just after the Second World War – between 1945 and 1949 – so that dates them quite closely, I think.

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  • Thank you! That is very helpful. I am going to give them a go this weekend – hopefully they are still doing their job!

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  • I have exactly the same Henry Boker ping shears, made in Solingen, in the British zone, Germany. The red box is the same and so is the inscription inside the top cover..the same wording exactly.

    The shears have a number stamped on the blade which is 228, this will be a lot number or maybe even a unique serial number? The box has the number “HB-355 Pinking” on the outside. I have no idea of its value.

    Anyway these sewing scissors were bought by my late mother in East London, in South Africa. The pinking scissors are in very good condition.

    Any ideas?

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