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David Flather and Sons

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of Solly Works, Solly Street, Sheffield

1817 Business established

At some point the partnership of Brown and Flather was formed at the Solly Street address.

1850 The partnership between Henry Brown and David Flather expired.

The business continued as David Flather.

1852 Auger and gimlet maker, of 251 Solly Street[1]

1855 Exhibited edge tools at the 1855 Paris Exhibition

By 1876 Flather had brought his sons into the company which became David Flather and Sons; the company was also making steel at the Love Street Works

1884 Dissolution of the partnership as Joiners and Edge Tool Manufacturers and Merchants, at Solly Works, Solly-street, Sheffield, and as Steel Manufacturers and Merchants, at Love-street Steel Works, Love-street, Sheffield, under the style or firm of David Flather and Sons[2]

At some point the steels business was separated from this one - see W. T. Flather

1902 The partnership of John Flather and Walter Flather, Joiners' Tools Manufacturers, as DAVID FLATHER AND SONS, was dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due will be paid by John Flather the younger, who has purchased the said business, and who will continue to carry on the same under the same style and at the same place.[3]

1938 Still operating at Solly Street, Sheffield, 1

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Sources of Information

  1. 1852 Gazetteer & General Directory of Sheffield
  2. London Gazette 27 May 1884
  3. The London Gazette 8 July 1902