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C. T. Skelton, Sheafbank Works, Edge Tool Manufacturers, Heeley, Sheffield, 1896

C. T. Skelton, Sheafbank Works, Edge Tool Manufacturers, Heeley, Sheffield, 1896


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C. T. Skelton, Sheafbank Works, Edge Tool Manufacturers, Heeley, Sheffield, 1896

Image from C.T. Skelton and Co [catalogue] : Register No. 1024 (1896) (Local Studies ref. TRC SKEL)

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Advertisements Advertising Bank Charles Cutlers Heeley Industry Manufacturers Production Sheaf Steel Tool Walk Works Shovel Skelton Spade


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the Sheffield City Archives takes us back to the year 1896, offering a glimpse into the bustling world of C. T. Skelton's Sheafbank Works in Heeley, Sheffield. The image showcases an era defined by steel and industry, where tool production reigned supreme. In this snapshot frozen in time, we see a group of skilled workers diligently crafting various tools that would soon find their way into the hands of craftsmen across the nation. With focused expressions on their faces, they expertly shape spades and shovels with precision and care. The Sheafbank Works stands proudly in the background as a testament to Charles T. Skelton's legacy as one of Sheffield's esteemed edge tool manufacturers. Its towering presence symbolizes not only his success but also represents an entire community built around cutlery manufacturing. While this photograph primarily captures a moment within Skelton's workshop, it also serves as evidence of advertising strategies employed during that period. Subtle advertisements for other products can be seen subtly placed throughout the scene - reminding viewers that even amidst hard work, commerce was always present. As we admire this historical artifact today, let us appreciate its significance beyond commercial use; it offers us valuable insights into both local history and industrial development during an era when Sheffield was at the forefront of steel production excellence.

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