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Antique Hedge Clippers?

My neighbour has this tool and wonders if it an antique and worth anything.

Does anyone have any ideas?


 It is in good working order and looks to be little used though a bit rusty.

One handle shows part of an engraved name which might be Ridgeway



  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,781

    Little used? no wonder. You'd need to be built like Arnold Schwarznegger to use those!image

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,502

    You might be able to find out more about it on line - some people specialise in antique garden tools.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,759

    One went on ebay for 10.00, but there is similar up for auction at 155.00

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I think Lyn sums it up...........there is a market for antique garden tools .......some provenance always ups the price and if you are confident enough that it is a "goodie", seek some advice before you offer it for sale.

    If all else fails, you or your neighbour could just try giving it a spray with WD40 and see if it worksimage


  • Philippa, thanks.

    The clippers work easily, no need for WD40, and although I haven't tried them on a hedge I am sure they would work.


    Lynn, have you got a link for the ebay one at £155?

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