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Taylor Brothers (Saws)

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January 1872.
February 1899.

Taylor Brothers, of Burnt Tree Lane, Sheffield (1847)

of Adelaide Works, Sheffield (1851 onward)

Joseph Taylor and John Taylor operated as Taylor Brothers

1832 Business established

1855 Exhibited edge tools at the 1855 Paris Exhibition

1872 Joseph Taylor the elder left the partnership with Joseph Taylor the younger, carrying on business as Saw and Steel Manufacturers, under the firm of Taylor Brothers, of Sheffield[1]

1914 Steel manufacturers. Speciality: saws. [2]

1938 Taylor Brothers (Saws) Ltd, of Adelaide Works

Adelaide Works

The 1903 O.S. map[3] shows 'Adelaide Works (Steel)' on the northern bank of the River Don, with the entrance on Mowbray Street. This was one of a number of factories grouped along the river, facing what is now Kelham Island Museum.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 5 July 1872
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Godfrey Edition map: Yorkshire Sheet 294.08: Sheffield 1903 [1]