Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Joseph Gamble

From Graces Guide

c.1824 Born Sheffield

1861 Living with his brother Thomas (c.1820-1871) in Sheffield, both steel file manufacturers, and their sisters and younger brothers[1]

1871 Steel and file manufacturer, employing 260 men, 22 women and 40 boys; living in Sheffield with wife Mary Emma (c. 1845) children Arnold (age 4) and Bernard (age 3)[2]


Obituary 1905 [3]

. . . of Moss and Gamble Brothers, steel manufacturers, Russell-street was a native of Sheffield, his father having come from Leicester at the beginning of the last century. He began as an apprentice with the firm of Brumby and Middleton, general factors, and on the completion of his apprenticeship became steel manager for Wilson, Hawksworth and Moss. In 1853 he commenced business on his own account, being joined by his brother and Joshua Moss. . . .


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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. The Engineer 1905/10/27