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Henry Allcard

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Harry Allcard (1862-1931) of Easterbrook, Allcard and Co

1862 Born the son of James Hobson Allcard, and his wife Eunice Sarah Booker

1871 Living at Brown Villa, Eccleshall, Sheffield: James H. Allcard (age 41 born Sheffield), Engineers Tool manufacturer. With his wife Eunice S. Allcard (age 41 born Chesterfield) and their children Harry Allcard (age 8 born Sheffield), Annie Allcard (age 5 born Sheffield), Jessie Allcard (age 4 born Sheffield), and James B. Allcard (age 2 born Sheffield). Also one visitor and three servants.[1]

1910 Married Alice Florence Blanckensee (1878-1952)

1911 Living at 33 Braisdale Gardens, Hampstead: Harry Allcard (age 48 born Sheffield), Tool manufacturer and Employer. With his wife Alice Florence Allcard (age 33 born Birmingham). Two servants.[2]

1911 Birth of son James Stanley Allcard (1911-1989)

1913 Birth of son Alfred George Allcard (1913-1932)

1916 Birth of daughter Eunice Mary Allcard (1916-1998)

1931 Died at Hendon

1931 Obituary [3]

HARRY ALLCARD was chairman and managing director of Messrs. Easterbrook, Allcard and Company of Sheffield. He was the oldest member of the Iron and Steel Institute and for some years was a Freeman of the City of London (Blacksmiths' Company).

He was educated at Wesley College, Sheffield, and subsequently entered his father's works, where the manufacture of machine-tools and engineers' small tools was carried on. He worked his way through the various shops, and although still a young man, assumed direct control of the business on his father's death. He had travelled extensively in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

Mr. Allcard was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1885 and was transferred to Membership in 1887.

He died on 9th June 1931.

1931 Obituary [4]

HARRY ALLCARD, chairman and managing director of Easterbrook, Allcard & Co., Ltd., of Sheffield, died on June 9, 1931.

He entered his father's works as an apprentice, was made a partner in 1887, and ten years later, when the business was turned into a limited company, he became the managing director. Mr. Allcard was responsible for the administration of the company's London office. He was a Freeman of the Blacksmiths' Company of London.

He joined the Iron and Steel Institute in 1911.

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