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Etna Works and Rolling Mills, Sheffield.
1760 A business was set up in Sheffield by John Love, a draper, and a Mr. Manson, making use of the new material, crucible steel, to make saws.
Alexander Spear joined the business.
1774 Company established.
1775 The Partnership between John Love, Alexander Spear, and William Alexander (2), all of Sheffield in the County of York, Linen-drapers and Factors, was dissolved by mutual Consent; the said Business was continued by John Love and Alexander Spear.
1783 John Love and Co, factors of Sheffield, accepted William Littlewood as an apprentice
At some point the cutlery business had expanded so much that the business was moved from Castle Street to larger premises in Gibraltar Street
1802 John and Alexander Spear and Co, saw manufacturers, took on Stephen Liversidge as an apprentice.
Spear and Bramall were file and saw manufacturers at the cupola in Gibraltar Street
1820 The company were exporting saws to Europe and America. John Spear took Samuel Jackson as a partner. The firm became Spear, Jackson and Bramall.
1825 Spear, Jackson and Co, of Gibraltar Street, were saw manufacturers; Spear and Co of Gibraltar Street were file manufacturers; John Spear was a manufacturer of Western Bank, Sheffield
1829 Dissolution of the Partnership between John Spear and Samuel Jackson, and the late George Cawthron, deceased, at Sheffield, in the County of York, as Manufacturers of Saws and Steel-Refiners; in future the same businesses will be carried on by the said John Spear and Samuel Jackson as Spear and Jackson.
Spear and Jackson were the second business in Sheffield to relocate close to the new Sheffield and Rotherham Railway so as to able to load products directly onto railway trucks, thereby saving considerably on transport costs
1850 Erected Etna Works in Savile Street
1851 Exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition and won a medal for their 5ft circular saw.
1851 After the death of Mr Spears, the Jackson brothers (Samuel and Robert) were the senior partners
1855 Exhibited edge tools at the 1855 Paris Exhibition
1868 Dissolution of the Partnership between Samuel Jackson, now deceased, and the undersigned Robert Jackson, Joseph Burdekin Jackson, and William Albert Jackson, in the trades or businesses of Merchants and Manufacturers of Steel, Saws, Files, Edge Tools, Machine Knives, Agricultural Implements, and other articles of Hardware, at Sheffield, in the county of York, under the style or firm of Spear and Jackson. The said trades or businesses have since been carried on under the same style or firm by the said Robert Jackson, Joseph Burdekin Jackson, and William Albert Jackson
1872 Patent to Robert Jackson and Joseph Burdekin Jackson, File and Steel Manufacturers, trading under the style or firm of Spear and Jackson, for an invention of "improvements in machinery or apparatus for cutting files."
1873 Dissolution of the Partnership between Robert Jackson (late of Carrysbrook, in the parish of Sheffield, in the county of York, who died on the 21st day of July, 1873) and Joseph Burdekin Jackson, of Tapton in the same parish, in the trades or businesses of Merchants, and Manufacturers of Files, Steel Saws, Edge Tools, Machine Knives, Agricultural Implements, and other Articles of Hardware, at Etna Works, in Saville-street East, in Sheffield aforesaid, and elsewhere, under the style or firm of Spear and Jackson; the business was carried on alone by the said Joseph Burdekin Jackson, under the said style or firm of Spear and Jackson
1895 Joseph Burdekin Jackson died.
1905 James Frederick Jackson died suddenly.
1905 Private company incorporated to acquire the business.
1937 Company made public. Arthur Kingsford Wilson was chairman and managing director; the board included Douglas Jackson Haggie, Leslie Jackson Coombe, Frederick Felix Gordon (technical director) and Harry John Wilson Marsh, plus 2 special directors. Subsidiary companies were Drabble and Sanderson and Edward and William Lucas as well as companies in USA and Canada.
1946 The company found itself well placed to respond to the great demand for its products post-war; the research department was busy with new developments; investments had been made in new Hollerith machines which it was hoped would enable tighter control of production and faster response to problems
1961 Manufacturers of steel saws, edge tools, spades, forks and shovels. 
1961 Modernisation of the factory would take place over 3 years
1973 Acquired John Peace and Sons
1985 Acquired by James Neill and Co
1995 The new company was renamed Spear and Jackson plc.
2007 Spear and Jackson exported to 115 countries and had subsidiary companies in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. After 245 years of production, Spear and Jackson's headquarters remains in Sheffield.
2020 Most Spear & Jackson products are made in the Far East.