The `N` is for - Nickel Plated
Ball Bearing Thread Nippers
"Gold Seal Thread Nippers are used in many industrial operations. ..designed primarily for cutting threads.." "The “Ball Bearing” construction results in smoother, easier operation and increases the life of the nipper. All have an adjustable pivot with locking nut to hold adjustment."
Made in USA.
This is the Gold Seal 104N Nipper
I paid $20-ish when I bought mine 21 years ago. I have never even had to have mine sharpened!
They fit nicely into any pocket, hook bag/box or purse.
My mother uses a pair that is twice that old!
When I bought mine, I had to have them special ordered by a local sewing factory.
Now they can be purchased for half that price from Stanley Sewing
Regular Price: $10.90
Sale Price : $9.80