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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:21 pm
by dognose
I. BADGER & SON

Carlton Works, Eyre Lane, Sheffield


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I. Badger & Son - Sheffield - 1860

Badger is not an uncommon name in Sheffield, but perhaps the above may be identified with 'Badger, Worrall & Armitage' (Thomas Badger, William Worrall, ? Armitage) who entered their mark with the Sheffield Assay Office in 1844, or Thomas Badger, who entered his mark with the Sheffield Assay Office in 1847.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:36 pm
by dognose
J. BRIGHT & Co.

Livingstone Works, 54, Holly Street, Sheffield


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J. Bright & Co. - Sheffield - 1876

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J. Bright & Co. - Sheffield - 1882

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J. Bright & Co. - Sheffield - 1883

J. Bright had been with Henry Wilkinson & Co. for 25 years.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:53 am
by dognose
WILLIAM SANSOM & Co.

35, later, 105, Norfolk Street, Sheffield


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W. Sansom & Co. - Sheffield - 1837

William Sansom was Master of the Cutlers Company in 1826. His business was noted at 35, Norfolk Street, Sheffield in 1837, and 105, Norfolk Street, Sheffield in 1846.

This is presumably the same William Sansom who registered his mark, 'WS' contained within an oblong punch, with the Sheffield Assay Office as a Plateworker of Union Street, Sheffield, on the 4th June 1833.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:31 pm
by dognose
JOHN OXLEY

25, Charles Street, Sheffield

Example of the work and mark of John Oxley. A folding fruit knife retailed by Muirhead of Glasgow and assayed at Sheffield in 1841:


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Example 2 - A folding fruit knife assayed at Sheffield in 1855:

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John Oxley registered his mark 'I.O' contained with an oblong punch, with the Sheffield Assay Office, on the 19th April 1841.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:57 pm
by dognose
WILLIAM NEEDHAM

18, Jessop Street, Sheffield

An example of the work of William Needham, a folding fruit knife assayed at Sheffield in 1898:


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William Needham registered his mark 'W·N' contained within an oblong punch, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 30th June 1891. The mark is sometimes to be found without the pellet.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/dlSheffield4.html#M

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:05 pm
by dognose
JONATHAN BELL

26, South Street, Sheffield Moor

An example of the work of Jonathan Bell, a folding fruit knife assayed at Sheffield in 1867:


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JB - Sheffield - 1867


Jonathan Bell registered his mark 'JB' contained within an heraldic shield, with the Sheffield Assay Office, on the 12th October 1854.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:29 pm
by dognose
C.W. FLETCHER & SONS Ltd.

Sterling Works, Bramall Lane, Sterling Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield. 103, Vyse Street, Birmingham. Marshall and Beak Streets, London


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C.W. Fletcher & Sons Ltd. - Sheffield - 1946

Established by Charles William Fletcher in 1891. They converted into a limited liability company in c.1907. Also in 1907 Fletchers acquired the London silversmiths, Brewis & Co..

C.W. Fletcher & Sons Ltd. were noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fair of 1922, where they were described as 'Manufacturers of Silver and Electro Plate Challenge Trophies, Table Ware, Britannia Metal Ware, Canteens, Spoons, Forks, Stainless Cutlery, Pocket Fruit Knives.'

Charles William Fletcher died in 1932, aged 66 years.

An example of the work of Charles William Fletcher, a folding fruit knife assayed at Sheffield in 1907:


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Charles William Fletcher registered his mark 'C.W.F' contained within an oblong punch with rounded ends, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 8th May 1894.

The company also registered their marks with the London Assay Office, no doubt for their output from the old Brewis & Co. workshops. The marks 'C.W.F' and 'CWF' , both in oblong punches with rounded ends, were entered on the 12th May 1912 and the 11th December 1914.

Example of the London marks:

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CWF - London - 1919

The company were still making flatware until at least the 1980's, with most of their output being sold through the New York firm of James Robinson Inc.

The company are still in business today. Their address is C.W.Fletcher & Sons Limited, Sterling Works, Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Sheffield, S26 5PQ

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:06 am
by dognose
SUTHERLAND & RHODEN

Carver Street, Sheffield

An example of the work of Sutherland & Rhoden, a folding fruit knife assayed at Sheffield in 1917:


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Sutherland & Roden registered their marks 'GGR' (George Guirren Rhoden) contained within an oval, in two variations, the first, with an outline oval ring, on the 17th March 1897, and the second, as per the example shown above, on the 31st August 1889, with the Sheffield Assay Office.


Another example of the work of Sutherland & Rhoden, a pair of cased pickle forks, assayed at Sheffield in 1904:

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:17 pm
by dognose
JAMES CHESTERMAN & Co.Ltd.

Bow Works, Pomona Street, later, Ecclesall Street, Sheffield

Example of the work of James Chesterman & Co.Ltd., a tape measure, 30mm in diameter, assayed at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1904:


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James Chesterman had established his business with a Mr. Housfield in 1821, they were located at Nursery Street, Sheffield. The business specialised in making measuring tapes and instruments. In 1837 James Chesterman was listed as patentee of the spring tape measure and self rolling window blind. William Chesterman was elected Master Cutler in 1880. In 1963 the business was amalgamated with that of John Rabone & Sons of Birmingham, who manufacturered similar products, to become Rabone Chesterman. In 1990 Rabone Chesterman was taken over by Stanley Tools.


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James Chesterman & Co. - Sheffield - 1874

James Chesterman & Co. entered their mark 'WC' (William Chesterman) contained within a heraldic shield, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 11th November 1885.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:27 am
by dognose
JAMES DEWSNAP

10, Thomas Street, Sheffield, and 22, Ely Place, Holborn, London, later, Coromandel Works, Sidney Street, Sheffield and 10, Falcon Avenue, London


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James Dewsnap - Sheffield - 1878


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James Dewsnap - Sheffield - 1879

Established in 1841. James Dewsnap entered his mark 'J·D' contained within an oval with points top and bottom, with the Sheffield Assay Office on 28th June 1875.

The business was noted as exhibitors at the British Industries Fairs of 1922 and 1929.

Their premises at the Portobello Works, 78-84 Sidney Street, were destroyed by an air raid on Sheffield in December 1940.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:49 am
by dognose
RHODES BROTHERS

12, Mulberry Street, Sheffield


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Rhodes Brothers - Sheffield - 1859

Rhodes Brothers were noted as working at least from 1854 to 1863.

Rhodes Brothers entered their mark 'R' 'B' contained in two squares with clipped corners, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 27th August 1855.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:50 pm
by dognose
FORD & MEDLEY

Wizard Works, later Emu Works, Eyre Street, and 137-139, Arundel Street, Sheffield


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Ford & Medley Ltd. - Sheffield - 1911

Established in 1879. Early partners were Joseph and Thomas Medley. In 1903 the partners were Albert and Thomas Medley. The business was converted into a limited liability company in 1910. Ford & Medley ceased trading in the early 1930's.

Ford & Medley registered their mark 'F' '&' 'M' contained within individual square punches with clipped corners, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 10th January 1900.

Ford & Medley used the trade name 'Wake Knot' on its plated flatware.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:13 pm
by dognose
BRIGHT & SONS

Sheffield and Buxton


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Bright & Sons - Sheffield and Buxton - 1830

The business of Isaac Bright, and his sons, Maurice (1796-1848) and Selim (1799-1891). Following the death of Maurice, his widow, Henrietta, and their sons Herbert and Frederick opened another branch in Scarborough.

Another of Isaac sons, Henry Bright (b.1817), became a jeweller in Leamington. Isaac's youngest son, Edward (b.1819), was in partnership with Henry for a while but then relocated to Brighton and set up as a jeweller there.

Isaac's brother was Philip Bright (1784-1841) a Doncaster jeweller.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:48 am
by dognose
SHEFFIELD CUTLERY Co.

21, Sycamore Street, Sheffield


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Sheffield Cutlery Co. - Sheffield - 1896

The Sheffield Cutlery Co. registered their mark 'S' 'C' 'Co.' contained within three separate circular punches, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 18th September 1897.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:13 pm
by dognose
SHEFFIELD MANUFACTURING SILVERSMITHS' ASSOCIATION

Scarborough


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Sheffield Manufacturing Silversmiths' Association - Scarborough - 1903


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Sheffield Manufacturing Silversmiths' Association - Scarborough - 1905


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Sheffield Mn'fg. Silversmiths' Association - Scarborough - 1907


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Sheffield Manufacturing Silversmiths' Association - Scarborough - 1908

Established in 1884.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:18 am
by dognose
SHEFFIELD GOODS MANUFACTURING SUPPLY COMPANY

THE SHEFFIELD GOODS MANUFACTURING COMPANY

W. CHEETHAM & SONS


Havelock Works, Young Street, Sheffield


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Sheffield Goods Manufacturing Supply Company - Sheffield - 1896


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W. Cheetham & Sons - Sheffield - 1909


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The Sheffield Goods Manufacturing Co. - Sheffield - 1910


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W. Cheetham & Sons - Sheffield - 1911

The various guises of William Cheetham. His business appears to have been established in 1881.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:33 am
by dognose
T.C. WILSON & Co.

Lion Plate and Cutlery Works, Sheffield


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T.C. Wilson & Co. - Sheffield - 1897


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T.C. Wilson & Co. - Sheffield - 1899

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:42 am
by dognose
SINGLETON & PRIESTMAN

Pond Hill, later, 58 Arundel Lane, Sheffield and 53 New Broad Street, London

An example of the work and mark of Singleton & Priestman of Sheffield, a folding combination fruit knife and fork, being the design and bearing the marks of J. Clarkson's Patent and assayed at Sheffield in 1898:


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Singleton & Priestman (William Singleton and Edmund Priestman) entered their mark 'S & P' contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 13th May 1896.

The firm was noted as an exhibitor at the British Industries Fair of 1922.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:09 pm
by dognose
BROOKES & CROOKES

Atlantic Works, St. Philip's Road, Sheffield

An example of the works of Brookes & Crookes of Sheffield, a combination folding fruit knife and fork, assayed at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1883:


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Brookes & Crookes (John Brookes & Thomas Crookes) entered two sets of marks with the Sheffield Assay Office. Firstly 'B & C' without outline, on the 17th November 1864, and secondly 'B & C' in separate punches, on the 15th December 1893. As can be seen from the above example, the second set of marks appear to have been in use for at least 10 years before the registration. This may be a case of an unregistered mark in use, or possibly an error in the records of the assay office.

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Re: Some Sheffield Advertisements and Information

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:18 am
by dognose
JAMES FENTON

74, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham

An example of the work of James Fenton of Birmingham, a folding fruit knife, assayed at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1867:


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James Fenton entered his mark 'JF' contained in a oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 20th November 1854.

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