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George Wostenholm and Son

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January 1936.
1938.
1945
1951

George Wostenholm and Son Ltd. of Washington Works, Sheffield.

Makers of High-class Cutlery in all Branches, Washington Works, Sheffield. Established in the latter part of the eighteenth century by George Wostenholm, who later took his son, George Wostenholm, into partnership, trading as George Wostenholm and Son. Carried on under the original title until 1875. Incorporated as a Limited Company in that year.


See George Wostenholm (1775-1835) and his son George Wostenholm

1745 Company founded.

1831 Stenton, Wostenholm and Son became George Wostenholm and Son

1876 Public company.

1875 The company was registered on 4 December, to take over the business of cutlery manufacturers of George Wostenholm. [1]

1914 Directors: William Nixon (Chairman), J. A. E. Paine (Managing Director), J. C. Wing, Philip K. Wake. Secretary: Alexr. Brown.

1961 Cutlery manufacturers. 350 employees. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE