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of Eye-Witness Works, Milton Street, Sheffield.
c1820 Company founded by John Taylor at a small workshop in St. Phillip's Road. For many years, business was known as "Eye Witness" Works, Milton Street, Sheffield, and they specialised in pen, pocket and sports-knives.
By 1876 the company joined forces with James Veall (d. 1906), in Milton Street. 
1854 When John Taylor died in 1854 the business passed to his daughter, who had married a Needham - the spring knife cutlers who lived next door to Taylor. Taylor’s grandson, Edwin Needham, became a chairman of the company. 
1897 The company was registered on 27 November, to acquire the business of cutlery and electroplate manufacturers.  Walter Tyzack was chairman, James Veall, William C. Veall and Edwin Needham were directors.
It acquired Saynor, Cooke & Ridal in 1948; and also ‘Wheatsheaf’ (Wheatley) and XL ALL (Parkin & Marshall). 
Today it is still in the same location and is still Sheffield owned, trading again since 1965 as Taylor’s Eye-Witness.