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1844 Partnership of Naylor, Hutchinson, Vickers and Co with W. Vickers was dissolved; company said to be of Sheffield and New York.. Partnership of Vickers and Co, spindle manufacturers of Sheffield, with W. Vickers was also dissolved.
Edward Vickers's investments in the railway industry allowed him to gain control of the company, based at Millsands.
1849 Merchants, steel converters, forgers, rollers and file manufacturers, River Don Works, Millsands, and Wadsley Bridge..
1855 Exhibited steel at the 1855 Paris Exhibition
1857 The firm was suspended because of failure of American customers to pay their bills but it was expected that the firm had sufficient resources elsewhere to be reconstructed
1862 As well as Edward, Thomas Edward Vickers and George Naylor Vickers were also employed in this business. The company was described as having recently been responsible for introduction of church bells in steel., for which it became famous.
1863 The company moved to a new site in Sheffield on the River Don in Brightside.
1867 The company went public with a capital of £155,000 as Vickers, Sons and Co and gradually acquired more businesses, branching out into various sectors.