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Roper and Wreaks

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Roper and Wreaks Ltd., engineers, Oval Works, No. 112 Arundel Street.

Machine makers, gas engineers, agents for various vehicle and engine makers.

Patent issued to George William English of Roper and Wreaks for a Lathe, drill, and like machine. Patented in Britain in 1920, USA in 1924 [1]

Photos and information relating to a machine used for machining handles for cutlery, knives and edge tools here.

1931 will: 'Mr. Henry John Roper, of 275, Albert road, Meersbrook, Sheffield, founder Roper and Wreaks, Ltd., gas engineers, of Oval works, Arundel street, Sheffield. left £2,112 net £1,045. [2]

1994 photo of works here.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] US Patent No. 1510771
  2. Sheffield Independent - Monday 10 August 1931