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James Fairbrother

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Crown Steel and Wire Mill, Attercliffe, Sheffield.

1874 Acquired by Arthur Lee and Sons

1875 Patent. '650, To James Fairbrother, of Sheffield, in the county of York, for the invention of "improvements in machinery for drawing or turning up and straightening paragon wire."'[1]

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