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Pincers Collection

"Pincers: A Journey through Time and Trades" Step back in time to 1875, where blacksmiths wielded these sturdy pincers as essential tools of their trade

Background imagePincers Collection: Leather making and tannery tools

Leather making and tannery tools
Various tools used in tannery and leather making, including a knife, pincers and a hook

Background imagePincers Collection: Blacksmith Tools 1875

Blacksmith Tools 1875
A range of tools used by a blacksmith or ironsmith, including pincers, a hook, files, a hammer and a mallet. 1875

Background imagePincers Collection: Tools used by a saddler and upholsterer

Tools used by a saddler and upholsterer
Various tools used by a saddler and upholsterer, including pliers, pincers, skewers, needles and a knife

Background imagePincers Collection: Tarantula Spider

Tarantula Spider
TEA-53 TARANTULA / Bird-eating Spider Andy Teare Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePincers Collection: 18th century surgical equipment

18th century surgical equipment
Bone saw 1, pincers 2, 3, scissors 4, lead mallet 5 and hook for childbirth 6. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imagePincers Collection: St Dunstan and the devil, 1826

St Dunstan and the devil, 1826. Born in Glastonbury, Somerset, St Dunstan (c925-988) became Archbishop of Canterbury in 961

Background imagePincers Collection: European mole cricket. Europe

European mole cricket. Europe
PPG-1525 European MOLE CRICKET - close-up of head Europe Gryllotalpa Gryllotalpa Or.: Europe occidentale Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePincers Collection: Jeweller 1827

Jeweller 1827
The exacting art of the jeweller

Background imagePincers Collection: Dentist laughing as he uses pincers to pull a bad tooth from the mouth of an old woman

Dentist laughing as he uses pincers to pull a bad tooth from the mouth of an old woman
FLO4718324 Dentist laughing as he uses pincers to pull a bad tooth from the mouth of an old woman. Copperplate engraving after a satirical illustration by Timothy Bobbin (John Collier) (1708-1786)

Background imagePincers Collection: Bone saw, pliers, scissors, mallet and hook for childbirth - Plate taken from ' L'Encyclopedie' by

Bone saw, pliers, scissors, mallet and hook for childbirth - Plate taken from " L'Encyclopedie" by Denis
FLO4611854 Bone saw, pliers, scissors, mallet and hook for childbirth - Plate taken from " L'Encyclopedie" by Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Jean Le Rond D'Alembert (1717-1783)

Background imagePincers Collection: A crab, pincers, and two turtle shells, 1726-1779. Creator: Johann Gustav Hoch

A crab, pincers, and two turtle shells, 1726-1779. Creator: Johann Gustav Hoch
A crab, pincers, and two turtle shells, 1726-1779

Background imagePincers Collection: Interior of a Cobbler's Shop, c.1650. Creator: David Ryckaert III

Interior of a Cobbler's Shop, c.1650. Creator: David Ryckaert III
Interior of a Cobbler's Shop, c.1650

Background imagePincers Collection: Articulated crab, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Articulated crab, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Articulated crab, 19th century

Background imagePincers Collection: Mount Lewis spiny crayfish (Euastacus fleckeri) in defensive posture with claw raised

Mount Lewis spiny crayfish (Euastacus fleckeri) in defensive posture with claw raised, at edge of mountain stream, Mount. Lewis, Wet Tropics World Heritage area, Queensland, Australia. Endangered

Background imagePincers Collection: Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) silhouetted against oak tree leaf. Elbe, Germany, June

Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) silhouetted against oak tree leaf. Elbe, Germany, June

Background imagePincers Collection: Alican Land, Sidney Squirrel

Alican Land, Sidney Squirrel
A WW2 children's story book illustration from The Story Of Alican Land, written by Joan Hunt. The image shows Mr. Crab using his strong pincers to release Sidney Squirrel from a steel trap

Background imagePincers Collection: Fantastic Adventures - The living Dead

Fantastic Adventures - The living Dead
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, November 1941, featuring the story The living Dead by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A tiger with pincers fights a weird looking red lion while a woman climb up a tree to

Background imagePincers Collection: Yellow fiddler crab (Uca sp. ) portrait, Sunderban tiger reserve, West Bengal, India

Yellow fiddler crab (Uca sp. ) portrait, Sunderban tiger reserve, West Bengal, India
Yellow fiddler crab (Uca sp.) portrait, Sunderban tiger reserve, West Bengal, India

Background imagePincers Collection: Sally Lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus) on beach, portrait, Santiago Island

Sally Lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus) on beach, portrait, Santiago Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands

Background imagePincers Collection: Madonna and Child, St. Agatha and St. Agnes

Madonna and Child, St. Agatha and St. Agnes
3359342 Madonna and Child, St. Agatha and St. Agnes by Zaganelli di Bosio, Francesco (c.1470-1531); Galleria Colonna, Rome, Italy

Background imagePincers Collection: Bullseye reef lobster (Hoplometopus holthuisi) on rocky seabed, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

Bullseye reef lobster (Hoplometopus holthuisi) on rocky seabed, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

Background imagePincers Collection: Velvet swimming crab (Necora puber) male, in defensive posture

Velvet swimming crab (Necora puber) male, in defensive posture, with wreck of the Rosalie in background, Weybourne, Norfolk, England, UK, North Sea

Background imagePincers Collection: Hairy yellow hermit crab (Aniculus maximus) in its home of a Triton trumpet shell

Hairy yellow hermit crab (Aniculus maximus) in its home of a Triton trumpet shell (Charonia tritonis), Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

Background imagePincers Collection: A large lobster brought in by the New England fishing boat Fulton Fish Market, New York, 1943

A large lobster brought in by the New England fishing boat Fulton Fish Market, New York, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
New York, New York. A large lobster brought in by the New England fishing boat [Fulton Fish Market]

Background imagePincers Collection: Possibly: A large lobster brought in by the New England fishing boat Fulton... New York, 1943

Possibly: A large lobster brought in by the New England fishing boat Fulton... New York, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
[Untitled photo, possibly related to: New York, New York. A large lobster brought in by the New England fishing boat Fulton Fish Market]

Background imagePincers Collection: Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) standing on seabed, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) standing on seabed, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Ocean

Background imagePincers Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Tenailles; Pincers; Beiszzange (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Tenailles; Pincers; Beiszzange (engraving)
7197707 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Tenailles; Pincers; Beiszzange (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tenailles; Pincers; Beiszzange)

Background imagePincers Collection: Panel, England, c. 1720. Creator: Unknown

Panel, England, c. 1720. Creator: Unknown
Panel, England, c. 1720. Floral pattern with carpentry tools and the letters S.Ioseph, (St Joseph)

Background imagePincers Collection: Blackware Vessel with a Relief Depicting a Figure Fighting a Crab, 100 B. C. / A. D. 500

Blackware Vessel with a Relief Depicting a Figure Fighting a Crab, 100 B. C. / A. D. 500
Blackware Vessel with a Relief Depicting a Figure Fighting a Crab, 100 B.C./A.D. 500

Background imagePincers Collection: Vessel with a Spout Modeled in the Form of Figure, Possibly Ai-Apec, Costumed as a

Vessel with a Spout Modeled in the Form of Figure, Possibly Ai-Apec, Costumed as a Crab, 100 B.C./A.D. 500

Background imagePincers Collection: Blackware Vessel in the Form of a Figure Fishing, Possibly Ai-Apec, with a Crab, 100 B. C

Blackware Vessel in the Form of a Figure Fishing, Possibly Ai-Apec, with a Crab, 100 B. C
Blackware Vessel in the Form of a Figure Fishing, Possibly Ai-Apec, with a Crab, 100 B.C./A.D. 500

Background imagePincers Collection: The Entombment, ca. 1622. Creator: Giovanni Temini

The Entombment, ca. 1622. Creator: Giovanni Temini
The Entombment, ca. 1622

Background imagePincers Collection: Saint Apollonia, c. 1522-25 (fresco) (detail of 3497192)

Saint Apollonia, c. 1522-25 (fresco) (detail of 3497192)
3497201 Saint Apollonia, c.1522-25 (fresco) (detail of 3497192) by Luini, Bernardino (c.1480-1532); San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan

Background imagePincers Collection: The processes and apparatus of taxidermy (litho)

The processes and apparatus of taxidermy (litho)
6013434 The processes and apparatus of taxidermy (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The processes and apparatus of taxidermy)

Background imagePincers Collection: An Emperor Scorpion held in the palm of a keepers hand, London Zoo

An Emperor Scorpion held in the palm of a keepers hand, London Zoo
3260709 An Emperor Scorpion held in the palm of a keepers hand, London Zoo, October 1925 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942)

Background imagePincers Collection: Goldbeater (engraving)

Goldbeater (engraving)
2801976 Goldbeater (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Goldbeater. Illustration for An Illustrated Vocabulary For The Use Of The Deaf And Dumb (SPCK)

Background imagePincers Collection: Gold Refiner (engraving)

Gold Refiner (engraving)
2801977 Gold Refiner (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gold Refiner. Illustration for An Illustrated Vocabulary For The Use Of The Deaf And Dumb (SPCK)

Background imagePincers Collection: Two young girls on the sea shore encounter a crab Date: 1905

Two young girls on the sea shore encounter a crab Date: 1905

Background imagePincers Collection: For Faith and Freedom, by Walter Besant (engraving)

For Faith and Freedom, by Walter Besant (engraving)
1595897 For Faith and Freedom, by Walter Besant (engraving) by Forestier, Amedee (1854-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: For Faith and Freedom, by Walter Besant)

Background imagePincers Collection: Fishes and lobster, plate 13 from Fantaisies decoratives, engraved by Gillot

Fishes and lobster, plate 13 from Fantaisies decoratives, engraved by Gillot
REV279402 Fishes and lobster, plate 13 from Fantaisies decoratives, engraved by Gillot, published by Jules Rouam, Librairie de l Art, Paris, 1887 (colour engraving) by Habert-Dys

Background imagePincers Collection: At the Dentist (oil on canvas)

At the Dentist (oil on canvas)
STC96385 At the Dentist (oil on canvas) by Italian School, (18th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; Italian, out of copyright

Background imagePincers Collection: Cartoon, Vulcans Best Customer (Peace)

Cartoon, Vulcans Best Customer (Peace)
Cartoon, Vulcans Best Customer -- the angel of Peace asks the blacksmith Vulcan if hes very busy. A list of weapons to be produced is written up on the wall on the right

Background imagePincers Collection: Sculptured stones of Scotland (litho)

Sculptured stones of Scotland (litho)
6013638 Sculptured stones of Scotland (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sculptured stones of Scotland)

Background imagePincers Collection: Circles, plate 42 from Fantaisies decoratives, engraved by Gillot

Circles, plate 42 from Fantaisies decoratives, engraved by Gillot
REV279427 Circles, plate 42 from Fantaisies decoratives, engraved by Gillot, published by Jules Rouam, Librairie de l Art, Paris, 1887 (colour engraving) by Habert-Dys

Background imagePincers Collection: Butterfly collector tools, 19th century

Butterfly collector tools, 19th century. Butterfly net, raquet nets, pincers, pins, etc. Handcoloured lithograph from Musee du Naturaliste dedie a la Jeunesse, Histoire des Papillons

Background imagePincers Collection: La marche sur Paris, poster for Le Mot, Monday 7th January 1914 (colour litho)

La marche sur Paris, poster for Le Mot, Monday 7th January 1914 (colour litho)
STC255926 La marche sur Paris, poster for Le Mot, Monday 7th January 1914 (colour litho) by Iribe, Paul (1883-1935); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePincers Collection: 18th century surgeon performing a trepanning

18th century surgeon performing a trepanning operation on a mans head, with various surgical equipment: Jean Louis Petits lever 2, trestle 3, Valets pincers 4, cauterizers 5-8, round plaque 9

Background imagePincers Collection: Stand of fire irons in polished wrought iron

Stand of fire irons in polished wrought iron, designed by Ernest Gimson. circa 1910



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"Pincers: A Journey through Time and Trades" Step back in time to 1875, where blacksmiths wielded these sturdy pincers as essential tools of their trade. These iron jaws were the backbone of their craft, shaping metal with precision and strength. But pincers weren't limited to the realm of blacksmithing alone. Saddlers and upholsterers also relied on these versatile tools to manipulate leather and fabric, ensuring every stitch was perfect. Tanneries echoed with the clink of pincer jaws as skilled craftsmen worked tirelessly to create supple hides. Interestingly enough, the name "pincer" draws inspiration from nature's own formidable tool - the tarantula spider. Just like its eight-legged counterpart, these gripping instruments held a powerful grip on materials they encountered. Legend has it that even St Dunstan used his divine might against none other than the devil himself in 1826. Armed with his trusty pincers, he caught hold of Satan's nose and refused to let go until he promised never to tempt him again. Beyond Europe's shores lay another fascinating creature associated with pincers – the European mole cricket. With its unique forelimbs resembling miniature pinchers, this insect burrowed underground using its specialized appendages. Jewellers in 1827 delicately handled precious gems using fine-tipped pincers; each movement executed meticulously under magnifying lenses. Their nimble fingers ensured that no stone would be misplaced or damaged during intricate designs. Venturing into exotic lands brought us face-to-face with creatures like Sally lightfoot crabs from Galapagos Islands or Alican Land's Sidney Squirrel who skillfully utilized their own set of natural pincers for survival amidst challenging environments. Intriguing tales unfolded within pages titled "Fantastic Adventures - The Living Dead, " where heroes battled supernatural forces armed not only with courage but also unconventional weapons like pincers.