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Blake and Parkin

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of Meadow Works, 31 Meadow St., Sheffield[1]

After the death of John Blake the firm was managed by William Thompson on behalf of Mrs Blake. The type-foundry of Stephenson, Blake and Co was in neighbouring premises[2]

1852 File, Saw, Machine knife, railway spring, steel, etc manufacturer[3]

1855 Exhibited edge tools at the 1855 Paris Exhibition

1855 John Parkin, of Sheffield, in the county of York, surviving partner of the late firm of Blake and Parkin, heretofore carrying on business at Sheffield aforesaid, under the said firm of Blake and Parkin, and late carrying on business in his own name, as a File and Steel Manufacturer, hath granted, conveyed, and assigned all the real and personal estate and effects of himself and of the said late firm of Blake and Parkin, unto Edward Liddell, Bank Manager, Alexander Schwarcow, Merchant, John Fowler, Steel Refiner, and William Thompson, Type Founder, all of Sheffield aforesaid, in trust, to sell and convert the same into money in manner therein mentioned, and as to the proceeds after making the payments therein mentioned, as to the joint estate of the said firm of Blake and Parkin, for the creditors of the said firm, and as to the separate estate of the said John Parkin for his creditors rateably and in proportion to their several debts, ..... [4]

Successor John Parkin

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Sources of Information

  1. 1852 White's Sheffield and District Directory
  2. Sheffield Independent Jan. 7, 1854
  3. 1852 White's Sheffield and District Directory
  4. London Gazette 26 June 1855