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Samuel Smith (1782-1843)

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Samuel Smith (1782-1843)

1839 Master Cutler

1840 'We have heard with great pleasure, that his Royal Highness Prince Albert has been pleased to appoint Samuel Smith, Esq., Master Cutler, to be razor manufacturer to his Royal Highness'[1]

1840 'We have had the pleasure of seeing the "Saxe Gotha Razor," manufactured by Samuel Smith, Esq., the Master Cutler, the style and finish of which we greatly admire. The peculiar and correct concavity of the blade, and the superior manner in which the razor is, in all respects, got up, are not less creditable to the taste and skill of the inventor, than worthy of the patronage of Prince Albert, from whom Mr. Smith has received the warrant of appointment, as razor maker to His Royal Highness.'[2]

1842 Bankrupt. 'FIAT in Bankruptcy is awarded against SAMUEL SMITH, of Sheffield, in the County of York, Cutlery Manufacturer, Dealer, and Chapman, and he being declared Bankrupt'[3]

1843 July 20th. Died.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 04 April 1840
  2. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 22 August 1840
  3. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 07 May 1842
  4. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 30 December 1843