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W. and S. Butcher

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of 41 Ere lane and 13 Nival street, Sheffield

Formerly Butcher, Brown and Butcher

Partners were William Butcher and Samuel Butcher

1850s One of the most important manufacturers in Sheffield. The firm was recognised as a specialist in edge tools, files, and razors, besides pocket cutlery, scissors, and Bowie knives and employed about 500 workers.

1909 Mention of W. and S. Butcher, general cutlers, 72 Arundel Street. A fire engulfs the four-storey building.[1]

1916 A 15-year old employee of W. and S. Butcher, 72 Arundel Street, dies in the machinery.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Monday 04 January 1909
  2. Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Friday 11 August 1916