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Joseph Fenton and Sons

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of Sykes Works, Eyre St., Sheffield

Makers of knives, razors and files

Founded by Joseph Fenton in 1795. For many years situated in Scotland Street. In the early 1870s, the business moved to the Sykes Works on Matilda Street and Eyre Street. About 300-400 workers in the early 1890s. In 1968, the company merged with Gregory Bros to become Gregory Fenton Ltd. By the 1990s the address of this firm was the Beehive Works in Milton Street.[1]

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  1. [1] 'Badger & Blade' website