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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. 
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,