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of South Moor Works, Earl Street, Sheffield (Established 1850)

Incorporating John Wragg and Son, Cutlers.

1850 Established

1891 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Samuel Fenton, Samuel Beech, William Staniforth, William Henry Barnes, Joseph Baker, and Alfred John Fenton, heretofore carrying on business in partnership together as Electro Plate Manufacturers and Silversmiths, under the style or firm of Fenton Brothers, at South Moor Works, EarJ-street, Sheffield, in the county of York, and at Bartlett's-buildings, Holborn-circus, in the city of London, has been this day dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the undersigned, William Henry Barnes and Alfred John Fenton. All debts due to the said firm of Fenton Brothers must be paid to the undersigned, Samuel Fenton, Samuel Beech, William Staniforth, and Joseph Baker, who will continue to carry on the said business at the above addresses...'[1]

1914 Silversmiths, cutlers and electroplate manufactures. Specialities: trays, waiters, entree dishes, bowls, fruit and tea services, liquor frames, biscuit caddies, revolving tureens, butter dishes, spoon and fork producing plant. [2]

1922 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Sterling Silver, E.P.N.S, Holloware, Spoons, Forks, Cutlery, "Fentia" Nickel Table and Kitchen Ware. (Stand No. D.40) [3]

1932 Advertisement. Offering workshops suitable for silversmiths etc. Last advert noted so presumably stopped trading around this time.[4]

1935 Part of Silver and Steelcrafts

1939 Listed to be stuck off.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [The London Gazette Publication date:18 August 1891 Issue:26193 Page:4454]
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. 1922 British Industries Fair Page 27
  4. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 22 November 1932
  5. The London Gazette Publication date:5 September 1939 Issue:34670 Page:6076