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George Butler and Co

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of Trinity Works, Sheffield. London Showrooms at 62 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1. (1922)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Central 6976. Cables: "Butler, Sheffield". (1929)

Established 1681

1681 The "Key" trademark was registered.

1768 The "Butler" trademark was registered by the Cutlers Company.

1914 Manufacturers of cutlery and electro-plate. Specialities: "Cavendish" cutlery and electro-plate, cabinets and cases of cutlery and plate, presentation outfits, prizes for sports, spoons and forks, fish and dessert sets, wedding and Christmas presents etc.[1]

1922 British Industries Fair Advert for Famous Sheffield Cutlery to suit all markets. "Cavendish" Cutlery and Plate. Butler's "Keen" Razors. Spoons and Forks. Fish and Dessert Sets. "Non-Stain" Cutlery. Cabinets and Cases of Cutlery and Plate for presentation etc. (Stand No. E3) [2]

1929 British Industries Fair Advert for 'World Famous Sheffield Cutlery and Silver Plate'. "Cavendish" Brand, "Non-Stain" Table Cutlery, Forks, Spoons, Pocket, Sporting Knives, Scissors, Cases, "Keen" Razors, Safety Razors, Blades, Butcher's, Cook's Knives, Fish and Desserts, Cases, Canteens. (Cutlery Section - Stand No. J.52) [3]

By 1980s was part of Crown House Group.

1987 Crown Group was acquired by Coloroll but Butler was to be sold[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. 1922 British Industries Fair Advert xliv; and p14
  3. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 13; and p33
  4. The Times, August 20, 1987