A selection of 'Handys' first seen in 1894/5 following on from the Greens Patent Edge Clipper (1883-1893) see separate exhibit.
Originally with smooth roller, this was improved to the grooved style in 1904 when the serial numbers were around 3000, the highest number I have come across is around 8800, the earliest being the one exhibited No. 1004.
The handle style also changed the later model on the left & the early one on the right have original handles, note the difference, with the one in the centre having been replaced by the previous owner.
I m always looking for new serial numbers as I maintain a log of theses for reference purposes.