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Walker and Hall

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Walker and Hall of Electro-works, Howard Street, Sheffield were silversmiths and cutlers

1853 Company founded when Samuel Coulson left Walker, Coulson and Hall, which continued as Walker and Hall.

1852 There were 20 employees

1852/6 Hall had married Ann Bingham in 1834. Ann's nephew, John, joined Walker & Hall.[1][2]

1865 Dissolution of the Partnership between George Walker, Henry Hall, and John Edward Bingham, carrying on business at Sheffield, in the county of York, as Electroplaters, Gilders, and Bronzers, and Manufacturers of Silver and Electro-plated Goods, under the style or firm of Walker and Hall, so far as regards George Walker. Henry Hall and John Edward Bingham continued the businesses under the same style[3]

1872 Henry Hall retired from the partnership[4]. John Bingham's younger brother Charles Henry Bingham became a partner.

1894 1,500 employees reported. [5]

1900 Charles Henry Bingham, a partner in the firm died in October. [6]

1914 Manufacturers of gold and sterling silver goods, cutlery and electro-plate. [7]

1920 Private company.

1956-64 Peter Inchbald was the Managing Director

1961 Manufacturers of flatware in stainless steel, EPNS and silver; holloware in stainless steel, Britannia Metal, EPNS and silver. 641 employees. [8]

1963 Delta Metal Co and Mappin and Webb formed a joint venture, British Silverware, to hold their interests in tableware products (but not retail). Included the acquisition of Walker and Hall[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Walker and Hall: The Peter Inchbald Story
  2. 1953 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Visits to Works
  3. London Gazette 12 May 1865
  4. London Gazette 10 June 1873
  5. The Engineer of 9th November 1894 p435
  6. The Engineer 1900/10/05 p351
  7. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  8. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  9. The Times, Apr 06, 1963