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Firth-Brearley Stainless Steel Syndicate

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Stainless steel was never patented in Britain but Firths and the inventor, Harry Brearley, protected the rights in the USA, Canada, Italy, France, and Japan.

1917 The Firth-Brearley Stainless Steel Syndicate was founded to handle licencing to Sheffield firms of stainless steel in USA, Canada, Italy, France, and Japan.

The Syndicate made good profits for Firths and Brearley in the 1920s.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • Biography of Harry Brearley, ODNB [2]