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Henry Rossell and Co

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Sept 1940.
1943 April.
August 1945.


May 1950.

Henry Rossell and Co of Waverley Works, Effingham Road, Sheffield. (1914)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Sheffield 24374. Cables: "Rossell, Sheffield". London Office: 25 Victoria Street, SW1. Telephone: Abbey 7486. (1947)

1845 Company established.

1861 Partnership dissolved. 'Henry Rossell, Steel and Pile Manufacturer in Sheffield, and David Yoolow Stewart, Ironfounder in Glasgow, sole Partners of the firm of Henry Rossell and Company, Steel and File Manufacturers in Sheffield, hereby intimate, that of mutual consent the said David Yoolow Stewart ceased, on the 1st January 1860, to be a Partner in said Firm, having given over his whole right and interest therein to the said Henry Rossell. The (Business will be continued as hitherto by the said Henry Rossell...[1]

1891 Amalgamated with Dickson Brothers and Co.

1898 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers of steel, files, shear blades, tobacco knives, machine irons of every description, roller bars, bed plates, guillotine knives and spiral cutters and ledger blades for the textile trades, high-speed twist drills and high-speed steel. Employees 150. [2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Guillotine Knives, Bed Plates, Circular Slitting Knives, also Textile Spiral Blades. Machine Knives for Paper, Cardboard, Wood, Leather, Textiles, Tobacco, etc. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. B.1476)[3]

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