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Taylor Brothers

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of India Screw Works, 26 Button Lane, Sheffield

Brothers Jonathan Wainwright Taylor and John Taylor set up business in Sheffield

1841 April. Advertisement. 'Press Screw, Vice, and General Machine Makers'[1]

1841 October. Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned JOHN TAYLOR and JONATHAN WAINWRIGHT TAYLOR, of Sheffield, in the County of York, Engineers and Machinists was this Day Dissolved by mutual consent...'[2]

1845 Mr. M. Smith of 26 Button Lane offers a 40-hp steam engine for sale.[3]

Presumably became Joseph and John Taylor

1847 The premises at 26 Button Lane to be let 'now occupied by an Iron Foundry and Engine Shops' Apply to Matthew Smith whose new place of work is Silvester Works, Silvester Street.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 10 April 1841
  2. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 16 October 1841
  3. Stamford Mercury - Friday 07 November 1845
  4. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 19 June 1847