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of Milton Works and Britannia Steel Works, Sheffield.
of Lion Works, Mowbray Street, Sheffield. Telephone: 23281. Telegraphic Address: "Bedfords, Sheffield". (1937)
1894 Exhibited at Antwerp Exhibition with cutlery, files, horseshoe and cabinet rasps. 
1897 The company was registered on 9 April, to take over the business of manufacturers of steel, cutlery, electro-plate etc, of the firm of the same name.  Chairman is John Furniss Atkinson and directors include Edward Atkinson.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Crucible Cast Steel, Alloy Steel. Files and Rasps, Joiners' Tools, etc. (Stand Nos. A.531 and A.430) 
by 1957 was a subsidiary of John Bedford and Sons