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Jefferson Read

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of 17 Augusta Street, Birmingham

1875 Company established.

1914 Manufacturers of "Arcanum" Cutlery. Specialities: the "Arcanum" process of incorporating silver with steel discovered by Jefferson Read and applied to table cutlery, the special advantage being that this cutlery requires no cleaning except washing and is readily sharpened on a steel as ordinary cutlery. [1]

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