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George Butler and Co

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Dec 1921.
July 1986.

of Trinity Works, Sheffield. London Showrooms at 62 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1. (1922)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Central 6976. Cables: "Butler, Sheffield". (1929)

Established 1681

1681 The "Key" trademark was registered.

1768 The "Butler" trademark was registered by the Cutlers Company.

1825 G. and J. Butler were knife manufacturers and cutlery dealers in Trinity Street[1]

c.1833 James Bramall was appointed file manager

1914 Manufacturers of cutlery and electro-plate. Specialities: "Cavendish" cutlery and electro-plate, cabinets and cases of cutlery and plate, presentation outfits, prizes for sports, spoons and forks, fish and dessert sets, wedding and Christmas presents etc.[2]

1922 British Industries Fair Advert for Famous Sheffield Cutlery to suit all markets. "Cavendish" Cutlery and Plate. Butler's "Keen" Razors. Spoons and Forks. Fish and Dessert Sets. "Non-Stain" Cutlery. Cabinets and Cases of Cutlery and Plate for presentation etc. (Stand No. E3) [3]

1929 British Industries Fair Advert for 'World Famous Sheffield Cutlery and Silver Plate'. "Cavendish" Brand, "Non-Stain" Table Cutlery, Forks, Spoons, Pocket, Sporting Knives, Scissors, Cases, "Keen" Razors, Safety Razors, Blades, Butcher's, Cook's Knives, Fish and Desserts, Cases, Canteens. (Cutlery Section - Stand No. J.52) [4]

By 1980s was part of Crown House Group.

1987 Crown Group was acquired by Coloroll but Butler was to be sold[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1825 General & Commercial Directory of Sheffield
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. 1922 British Industries Fair Advert xliv; and p14
  4. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 13; and p33
  5. The Times, August 20, 1987