Made in Sheffield

... whose tools and cutlery were produced in very much the same way in which the hot workers forge their tools today . ... and firms are more like the one - man workshops of the cutlery industry that made Sheffield famous worldwide .

Author: Massimiliano Mollona

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845455514

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

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In 1900, Sheffield was the tenth largest city in the world. Cutlery "made in Sheffield" was used across the globe, and the city built armored plate for the navy in the run-up to the First World War. Today, however, Sheffield's derelict Victorian shop floors and industrial buildings are hidden behind new leisure developments and shopping centers. Based on an extended period of research in two local steel factories, this book combines a lively, descriptive account with a wide-ranging critique of post-industrial capitalism. Its central argument is that recent government attempts to engineer Britain's transition to a post-industrial and classless society have instead created volatile post-industrial spaces marked by informal labor, industrial sweatshops and levels of risk and deprivation that divide citizens along lines of gender, age, and class. The author discovers a link between production and reproduction, and demonstrates the centrality of kinship relations, child and female labor, and intra-household exchanges to the economic process of de-industrialization. Paradoxically, government policies have reinvigorated working-class militancy, spawned local industrial clusters and re-embedded the economy in the spatial and social structure of the neighborhood.

The Story of Sheffield

50 million of these items were being produced each year for both the home and export markets. ... other specialist tools, at least 80 per cent of the national output of scythes, sickles and hooks was made in Sheffield in the mid-1950s.

Author: Tim Cooper

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750999152

Category: History

Page: 288

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Sheffield’s story is one of fierce independence and a revolutionary spirit, its industrial origins having their roots in the same forests as the legends of Robin Hood. From Huntsman’s crucible steel in the eighteenth century, to Brearley’s stainless steel in the twentieth, Sheffield forged the very fabric of the modern world. As the industrial age drew to a close the city’s reputation for rebelliousness spawned its popular reputation as capital of the ‘People’s Republic of South Yorkshire’. Yet in the wake of the Miners’ Strike and the Hillsborough Disaster, the early twenty-first century has seen Sheffield retain its unique character while reinventing itself as a centre of education, creativity and innovation.

Great War Britain Sheffield Remembering 1914 18

Krupp, one of Germany's main weapons producers, used forges and machines made in Sheffield and Vickers used Germandesigned fuses in its explosives. Although the British media were increasingly paranoid about German spies, ...

Author: Tim Lynch

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750963298

Category: History

Page: 144

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The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Sheffield offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it recounts the tale of a Boy Scout leader's journey to Gallipoli, the terror of the first air raids, and the university's best and brightest who formed their own Pals battalion only to lose poets, writers and students on the Somme. It contrasts the strikes and political unrest with patriotism and sacrifice in the city they called 'the armourer to the Empire'. The Great War story of Sheffield is told through the voices of those who were there and is vividly illustrated with evocative images.

Chats on Old Sheffield Plate

Many fine examples of old Sheffield plate are unmarked. Where marks are found it is not always possible, except by inference, to determine at what particular date the makers stamped such marks, that is at what date the specimen was made ...

Author: Arthur Hayden

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752398329

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Reproduction of the original: Chats on Old Sheffield Plate by Arthur Hayden

Mechanic s Magazine Museum Register Journal Gazette

Remembers a particular instance of a quantity of razors being manufactured in Sheffield for a merchant in Havre de Grace ; and , in order to avoid their being seized , they were packed with a number of edge tools and put at the bottom ...






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Sheffield s Military Legacy

This made Sheffield a target for the Luftwaffe. In mid-December 1940, 660 people perished and 80,000 buildings were destroyed in three days of heavy bombing raids over the city. In August 1939, an RAF station opened at Lightwood, ...

Author: Gerry van Tonder

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526707640

Category: History

Page: 128

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In the century following the Norman invasion, a castle was built at the confluence of the rivers Sheaf and Don, an early recognition of Sheffields strategic importance. Destroyed in the thirteenth century during the Second Barons War, a second castle was built on the site, but in 1647, it was ordered to be demolished immediately after the cessation of the Civil War, thereby negating any future tactical use by either Parliamentarian or Royalist.Steel production and downstream manufacturing would, however, be perpetually embedded in the military legacy of this seat of industrial innovation and production. The Vickers steel foundry was established in Sheffield in 1828. Following the manufacture of the factorys first artillery in 1890, Sheffield expanded to find itself a leading supplier in the First World War, feeding the military with shells, artillery, naval guns, armor plating, aircraft parts, torpedoes, helmets and bayonets. Sheffields contribution to the British war machine in the Second World War quickly attracted the attention of Nazi Germany. In December 1940, in an operation appropriately code-named Schmelztiegel, or Crucible, Sheffield suffered two major raids aimed primarily at steel and munitions factories.A proud tradition of answering a call to the colors spawned the 84th Regiment of Foot, the Loyal Independent Sheffield Volunteers of the 1700s, the Hallamshire Rifle Volunteers raised in 1859, and the Sheffield Squadron, Yeomanry Cavalry. The 18991902 Anglo-Boer War would also have an enduring legacy: the Sheffield Wednesday football stadium was named Spioen Kop, while local road names include Ladysmith Avenue and Mafeking Place. On 1 July 1916, the Sheffield City Battalion fought in an heroic and costly, but hopeless, action on the Somme to capture the village of Serre. Through the Second World War right up to Afghanistan, Sheffields men and women in uniform have not been found wanting.Sheffields rich military legacy portrayed in this publication is drawn from a cross section of representative units, home and foreign actions, uniformed personalities, barracks at the hub of musters, the caliber of gallantry including six Victoria Crosses as well as the immortality of names on memorials, such as the Sheffield Memorial Park in France.

A Social History of Sheffield Boxing Volume II

So, we might ask, where does land-locked and non-sectarian Sheffield fit in this milieu? The steel mills and coal mines that traditionally produced Sheffield's boxers are gone, largely replaced by white-collar clerical and service jobs.

Author: Matthew Bell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030635538

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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A Social History of Sheffield Boxing combines urban ethnography and anthropology, sociological theory and place and life histories to explore the global phenomenon of boxing. Raising many issues pertinent to the social sciences, such as contestations around state regulation of violence, commerce and broadcasting, pedagogy and elite sport and how sport is delivered and narrated to the masses, the book studies the history of boxing in Sheffield and the sport’s impact on the cultural, political and economic development of the city since the 18th century. Interweaving urban anthropology with sports studies and historical research the text expertly examines a variety of published sources, ranging from academic papers to biographies and from newspaper reports to case studies and contemporary interviews. In Volume II, Bell and Armstrong examine the revival of Sheffield boxing after the decline of the 1950s and 1960s outlined in Volume I. Instigated by two men from outside the city—Brendan Ingle and Herol Graham—this renaissance became known as the ‘Ingle style,’ which between 1995 and 2014 produced four world champions: Naseem Hamed, Johnny Nelson, Junior Witter and Kell Brook. These successes inspired others and raised Sheffield’s profile as a boxing city, which in the 1990s and 2000s produced two more world champions in Paul ‘Silky’ Jones and Clinton Woods. In this second volume, Bell and Armstrong track the resurgence of boxing to the present day and consider how the game and its players have changed over time.

Sheffield s Great War and Beyond 1916 1918

A large number of Sheffield firms contributed to the war by supplying the factories that made munitions. For example, George P. Wincott and Company made gas and coal-fired furnaces, which were suitable for shell and other work, ...

Author: Peter Warr

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473869250

Category: History

Page: 176

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This book is out of the ordinary. As well as describing the many changes in Sheffield between 1914 and 1918, it tells about the troubling events in following years as poverty and riots took hold.It is also special in identifying hundreds of small as well as large Sheffield companies that worked to provide the necessities of war. With many previously-hidden facts, the book describes the city's 'national factories', the new Ministry of Munitions, the government's control of companies, arguments about the employment of women, an increased emphasis on workers' welfare, the impact of the Sheffield Committee on Munitions of War, and the special contributions of the Cutlers' Company.Compulsory call-up, conscientious objectors and the work of the Sheffield Military Tribunal are also brought to life, as are problems caused by a shortage of food and the eventual imposition of rationing. The city's German prisoners of war are introduced, as are the ravages of influenza and the terrible poverty and conflict that soon afflicted the city. These local changes are presented against a background of important national events and with more than 100 original photographs.

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports

They say that prior to 1897 , when Sheffield was an independent village , the area east of Cleveland Avenue in Kansas ... the general absorption provisions previously referred to made the Sheffield rate applicable thereto over the lines ...

Author: United States. Interstate Commerce Commission



Category: Interstate commerce


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