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Nixon and Winterbottom

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of Pyramid Works, Broomhall-street, Sheffield

1867 Patent. '1359. Joseph Nixon and Jabez Winterbottom, of Sheffield, in the county of York, Cutlery Manufacturers, for an invention of "improved machinery for piercing and drilling tangs and scales for table knives and forks, table and butchers' steels, and butchers' knives."— Dated 8th May, 1867.'[1]

1871 Patent.'970. To Joseph Nixon and Jabez Winterbottom, both of Sheffield, in the county of York, Cutlery Manufacturers, for the invention of "improved machinery for piercing and drilling tangs and scales for table knives and forks, carvers, and butchers' knives."'[2]

1881 Employing 26 Men and 5 Women.[3]

1885 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Joseph Nixon and Jabez Winterbottom, carrying on business as Cutlery Manufacturers, at Pyramid Works, Broomhall-street, Sheffield, in the county of York, under the style or firm of Nixon and Winterbottom, has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 26th day of July, 1884, since which date the business has been and will henceforth be carried on by the said Joseph Nixon, in copartnership with the undersigned, Frank Richards, at the same place and under the same style or firm...'[4]

1892 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Joseph Nixon and Frank Richards, carrying on business as Cutlery Manufacturers, at Pyramid Works, Broomhall-street, Sheffield, under the style or firm of Nixon and Winterbottom, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Frank Richards, who will henceforth carry on the said business on his own account under the style of Nixon and Winterbottom...'[5]

1896 On death on main partner the company was acquired by Needham, Veall and Tyzack

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