MCB wrote:Hello Trev,
To fill in a little more detail on the businesses identified above the following also registered as silversmiths with the Sheffield Assay Office:
Thomas Champion & Son entered a mark in 1826 of "TC & S" in a corner cut square with a pellet after "T".
J Dixon & Son entered their first mark from Silver Street in 1829 of "D&S" in a rectangle; their second in 1867 from Cornish Place was of "JD&S" in a butterfly shape.
Fentem Webster & Danby entered a mark in 1824 of "FW&D" in a square with a pellet after "F".
Joseph Rodgers & Son entered their first mark in 1812 of "IR" in a square with a pellet between the initials; they entered two more marks in 1843, both of "JR", one in a quatrefoil, the other in a rectangle with a pellet between the initials. They entered a third mark in 1858 of "JR" in a rectangle without a pellet.
Charles Frederick Younge entered a mark in1836 of "CFY" in a rectangle with a pellet after both "C" & "F".
Joseph Wolstenholme entered a mark in 1850 of "JW" without a surrounding shape but with a pellet between the initials.
George Hawksley & Co entered their first mark of "GH" above "CH" in a square; the second of "GH" in a rectangle; the third of "GH&Co" in a rectangle with a bar below the "O". Their business address was 30/32 Charlotte Street and you may wll be right that Machin took over.
For completeness E J Machin's mark was of three separate shapes one for each initial.
The only mark I can find for Otley is the one registered in1878 by Thomas Otley & Son of Meadow Street a shield shape with "TO" above "TSO".
Broadhead & Aitken do not seem to have registered a mark.
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