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Thomas Turner and Co

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July 1898.
December 1898. Encore.
January 1899.
1961. Starlite.

Cutlery maker, of Suffolk Works, Sheffield

Ditto Address. Telephone: Sheffield 20111. Cables: "Renrut Sheffield". (1947)

1802 Company established by Thomas Turner and continued by his sons Thomas Turner, Benjamin Thorne Turner and William Thorne Turner

1898 T. Turner: Encore razor (see advert)

1898 Amalgamated with Wingfield, Rowbotham and Co.

1914 Manufacturers of crucible steel, saws, files, table and pocket cutlery, scissors, razors, edge tools and electro-plate. Specialities: Joseph Hayward and Co's celebrated "Kettle" brand pen and pocket knives. Employees 800. [1]

c1922 Amalgamated with other cutlery companies to form a company named Sheffield Cutlery Manufacturers.[2]

By 1929 the company seems to have been Thomas Turner and Co (Sheffield)

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Royal" Safety Razor Blades and "Royal" Shaving Soaps. Showing in conjunction with Robert W. Phillips. (Stand No. M.4) [3]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fiar. Manufacturers of Canteens, Flatware, Hotelware, Safety Razor Blades, Cutlery, Scissors, Pocket Knives, Pewterware, Butchers Knives, Slicers, Palette and Cooks' Knives. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. D.1676) [4]

1951 Thomas Turner and Co (Cutlers, Sheffield) - makers of Pedigree cutlery (see advert)

By 1961 was a member of the Viner Group (see advert)

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