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Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co

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Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co, merchants and steel manufacturers of Millsands, steel rollers of Don Works, file manufacturers of Orchard Street, Sheffield, and tilters and forgers of Wadsley Bridge[1].

1776 A pioneer crucible steel business was established in Attercliffe: Naylor and Sanderson combining both cutlery and steel. The firm went through a number of partnership changes in its early days. At one time it consisted of George Naylor, Thomas Sanderson and Daniel Bramall (or Brammall).

1822 Naylor and Sanderson took over the Swallow Works. Production at the original Attercliffe crucible furnaces at Oakes Green was discontinued and melting concentrated at the West Street Works.

George Naylor's daughter, Anne, married Edward Vickers; Edward's brother, William, owned a steel rolling operation.

1829 George Naylor retired and the partnership was reconstituted as Sanderson Brothers and Co. Naylor's son, George Portus Naylor, a junior partner, left to start the new firm of Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co with Edward Vickers and John Hutchinson.

Charles Congreve was an original partner in the business.[2]

1832 Naylor, Vickers and Co was mentioned as contributor to the General Infirmary[3].

1833 Listed as Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co. Merchants and steel manufacturers, Millsands. Steel rollers, Don Works. File manufacturers, Orchard Street. Filters and forgers, Wadsley Bridge. [4]

1834 Charles Congreve left the partnership between George Portus Naylor, John Hutchinsou, William Vickers, and Charles Congreve, as Merchants and Manufacturers, carrying on business at Sheffield, and at New York, in the United States of America, or elsewhere, under the firm of Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers, and Company, or otherwise howsoever[5]

1836 Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co was mentioned as not providing any Police Commissioners, nor did Vickers, Sons and Co; Edward Vickers was then elected as a Commissioner[6].

1843 Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co were signatory to a petition asking the Master Cutler to call a meeting relating to a recent bank failure [7].

1843 Report of court proceedings mentioned in passing that the company was now Naylor and Co[8].

1844 Partnership of Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co with W. Vickers was dissolved; company said to be of Sheffield and New York[9]. Partnership of Vickers and Co, spindle manufacturers of Sheffield, with W. Vickers was also dissolved.

1844 Naylor, Vickers and Co contributed £50 at a Free Trade meeting [10]. No further mention of Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co in the local newspaper.

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Sources of Information

  1. History & Directory of Sheffield, Rotherham ..., 1833
  2. "Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267
  3. The Sheffield Independent and Advertiser 1 September 1832
  4. 1833 History & Directory of Sheffield, Rotherham ..
  5. London Gazette 12 August 1834
  6. The Sheffield Independent, 6 August 1836
  7. The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent, 21 January 1843
  8. The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent 12 August 1843
  9. The Manchester Times and Gazette, 6 January 1844
  10. The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent 27 January 1844