Shortly before he ended his craft activities in 1835, Felix Dominy made a list of watch and clock tools that he needed. Included on the list were "pliers."121 Notched pliers were required for wire cutting; flat, rough-jawed pliers were required for gripping; round-nosed pliers were useful for bending wire and springs; and long-nosed pliers were necessary for working between the plates of a clock. Originally, the Dominys' pliers were polished to a bright finish.