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James Deakin and Sons

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James Deakin and Sons of Sidney Works, Matilda Street, Sheffield.

1866 Company established by James Deakin

by 1878 his son William Pitchford Deakin had joined the firm

1886 two further sons entered the partnership, John Deakin and Albert Deakin, and the firm was then known as James Deakin & Sons.

1893 James Deakin retired; the business was continued by his sons William, John and Albert.

1894 Acquired Shaw and Fisher

1897 The company was registered on 27 May, to acquire the business of electro-platers and cutlery manufacturers of the firm of the same name. [1]

ca.1919 Acquired William Latham and Son or Walter Latham and Son (established 1874)

1935 The company joined Silver and Steelcrafts but this combine collapsed within 3 years

1961 The J S Deakin brand was part of the Monogram cutlery group belonging to I. S. Dearden and Sons Ltd,

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908