A gang of shearers hand-shear sheep at Waverley, Taranaki, in 1906. The shears put a lot of strain on hands. They were made of steel and naturally fell open – the shearer had to repeatedly squeeze the shears to bring the blades together.
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Whanganui Regional Museum
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