Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Champion (Scissors)

From Graces Guide
1951. Kumfi-Kut.
December 1954. Kumfi-Kut.

of Sheffield

1780 Established

See Thomas Champion and Son

See Robert Laurie Walsh (1869-1925) and his son Robert Laurie Walsh

1937 'Messrs Champions are the oldest scissor makers in Sheffield, the business being founded in 1780. Mr. Walsh is the direct descendant of the founder, Mr. Thomas Champion.'[1]

1949 The 400 workers produced the one millionth pairs of scissors in the year. Claim to produce 40% of UK supply.[2]

1950 Acquired by Platers and Stampers.[3]

1959 Champion Scissors of Mexborough.[4]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Independent - Wednesday 17 February 1937
  2. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 23 December 1949
  3. The Scotsman - Saturday 30 September 1950
  4. South Yorkshire Times and Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 03 January 1959