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Ibbotson Brothers and Co Ltd. of Globe Steel Works, Alma Street, Sheffield.
1809 Company founded.
1855 Exhibited edge tools
1869 Patent. '2625. And Samuel Fisher Ibbotson and Alfred Buckingham Ibbotson, of the firm of Ibbotson Brothers and Company, of Sheffield, in the county of York, Steel Manufacturers, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in joints for uniting and securing the ends of railway rails."'
1872 Private company. The company was registered to acquire a business of steel manufacturers. 
1891 Advert. Steel of every description. 
1901 Railway Buffer Manufacturers. 
1914 Manufacturers of steel, railway specialities etc. Employees 1,000. 
1961 Steel manufacturers specialising in nuts, bolts, buffers, springs, piles and saws.