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of Prometheus Works, Bridge Street, Sheffield.

Crucible steel makers.

1904 Their 'Magic' brand of tool steel was described in American Machinist as 'about half way between the carbon and high-speed steels', specially adapted for taking deep cuts on mild steel on turret lathe jobs.[1]

1911 had developed steel for motor car chassis; also steel for general machine parts[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] American Machinist, 5 May 1904
  2. The Times, Nov 22, 1911