Clippers, shears and trimmers makers Lister have launched a search to find Britain’s oldest set of Lister horse clippers to celebrate their 100th birthday.

Based in Dursley, Gloucestershire, the company has been making clippers since 1909 and is marking the occasion by producing a limited edition golden clipper.

The company wants to give a set of the golden clippers to the owners of the UK’s two oldest sets of Lister clippers.

Alan Williams, managing director, told H&H: “We are very proud of being the only British manufacturer of horse clippers.

“Unfortunately we had a big fire 1983 and lost all of our old records and clippers, so we thought it would be interesting to see if anyone out there has examples of them.”

He said the first Lister clippers were powered by elbow grease, with one person turning a handle while the other clipped.

Send a picture of your old Lister clippers to 100years@lister-shearing.co.uk. The closing date for entries is 28 February 2009.