Shear Suerte


The W. H. Compton Shear company based in Newark, New Jersey had patented radically reliant shears that found a place to siesta in New York City. That place being Hecht Sewing Machine and Motor where carefully wrapped in a Compton inked enveloped lay slumber a 1900s shear that was ready to snip out into full action. The man behind the counter bestowed that, “Yes, maybe a few, but we still make beautiful things here in New York”.  Perhaps the company name now packs a punch with an NWA twist that harkens back to couture of thee William Compton, but no doubt these sexy shears slice fabric with the finest point. In the rite of spring dispersed an awakening soul sharpened shear that bares a Stravinsky bitonality.