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Hawksworth, Eyre and Co

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of 60 and 62 Rockingham Street, Sheffield

c1798 Company established as Blagden, Hogson and Co, Sheffield Plate manufacturers

1821 Charles Hawksworth and John Eyre were the successors of Blagden, Hogson & Co.

1833 Charles Hawksworth and John Eyre founded Hawksworth, Eyre & Co at White Rails, Sheffield

1851 Participants at the Great Exhibition showing a wide range of their silver and electroplate production.

1869 The Hawksworth and Eyre partnership was dissolved; the business was continued under the same style by James Kebberling Bembridge, Thomas Hall and George Woodhouse.

1873 Hall and Woodhouse retired leaving Bembridge in charge.

1873 Incorporated as a limited company.

1892 Established London showrooms, silversmiths, platers, electrogilders and platers, silver and plate lamp manufacturers.

1914 Manufacturing silversmiths, electro-platers and plated cutlers. Specialities: silver goods suitable for presentation, especially candlesticks, candelabra and lamps, bowls, cups, trays, salvers etc. Employees 120. [1]

1932/3 Hawksworth, Eyre & Co went into liquidation; the dies and goodwill were purchased by Ellis and Co (Birmingham) Ltd.

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  • [1] Silver collection