W. Conisbee & Sons Guillotine

Manufacturer: W. Conisbee & Sons, London, UK

Y.O.M: ca 1880

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Size: 26.5"

Restored: 2013


William Conisbee was an English manufacturer that built paper cutters or guillotines as they are often referred to in Europe. This early model is based upon a relatively similar design as used by Fred Ullmer in England and several European makers of the time. To operate the guillotine one would need a sharp knife and a strong arm as the force of cutting is provided by a giant iron hand wheel.

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