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1872 Mr. Thomas Hampton and Mr. Radcliffe acquired the Phoenix works, changed the product base, and gave it name of the Phoenix Bessemer Steel Works, making steel through the use of the Bessemer process.
1875 The company failed and the assets were purchased by Henry Steel, Senior with William Peech and Mr. Hampton. The price paid for the establishment, tools, and plant, was something under £50,000, and a limited company was formed with a capital of £70,000. The new company became known as Steel, Peech and Hampton, taking its name from those of the directors.
1881 Listed as Steel, Tozer and Hampton of Phoenix Bessemer Steel Works, Ickles, Rotherham and Steel Street, Sheffield. Boiler Plate Manufacturers.