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Wheatman and Smith

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1847.
1848.
1938.

of Russell Works, Kelham Island, Sheffield

1845 Company established.

1870 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers of steel, saws, files etc. Specialities: crucible cast steel of all descriptions and tempers, adapted for all purposes; machine knives and irons, plane irons and cutters for woodworking, veneer cutting, paper, tobacco and other machinery, saw makers' tools. [1]

The former factory is now part of Kelham Island Museum and houses the Ken Hawley tool collection

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