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Records of over 100 cutlery businesses, relating to production, finance, directors and shareholders, sales and marketing, workforce, legal matters, photographs and company magazines.
Some records date from the 17th century. However the majority cover the 19th and 20th centuries, reflecting Sheffield’s dominance of the cutlery industry during those centuries.
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Most original records are available at Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield.
However some printed annual reports, company magazines and trade catalogues and some photographs are available at the Local Studies Library, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield.
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We can normally supply copies for private study purposes, subject to the usual copyright regulations. Please contact us for further information.
For a list of cutlery and silverware company records available at the Archives and Local Studies service please use the downloads at the bottom of the page.
99% of these records are in their original paper format consisting of bound ledgers and paper files.