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    Default George Barnsley & Sons Ltd - Sheffield - September 2010



    George Barnsley and Sons Ltd. (founded 1836) They were in Cornish Place on the Don and specialised in forge filing and cutting tools for leather workers and shoe makers. One George Barnsley was Master Cutler in 1883.:
    George Barnsley and Son is listed in the 1837 Sheffield directory as a file manufacture situated on Wheeldon Street, The 1849 listing records a move to Cornhill and the 1852 to Cornesh works Cornesh street they had by this time also increased there product range to include steel files, shoe and butchers knives.
    They are again listed in 1944 as manufactures of files and blades shoe knives and leather workers tools.
    In the 1948 listing the business had become George Barnsley and Son Ltd.
    From the information I have found, this place finally closed in 1994.

    Visited with jST and Kook.

    Starting at the bottom, the cellar







    The famous mechanical equipment and tools



















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    The offices are in pretty decant shape compared to some of the other parts of the building.





















    As a lot of people like signs, I thought I would include a few.















    There was still some 'stock' left also :)







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    The stock rooms had some amazing joinery.











    The views of this building do not disappoint either.













    And to finish, a nice picture that was on the wall, a wireless and a contraption that had me baffled (any ideas?)





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    The stock rooms and the remaining stock in the cubby holes are to die for. Wonderful stuff. Love this site. :)
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    Some good images and thanks for the link.. You have got stuff we have missed.. Just a note for people this place is getting more unsafe, and is a no go in the daytime and if you are going to do the basements good footwear and erm a good powerful torch..

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    It's amazing how much stuff is still there. I've never seen a Dictaphone like that one, and love the old radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrosyle View Post
    Some good images and thanks for the link.. You have got stuff we have missed.. Just a note for people this place is getting more unsafe, and is a no go in the daytime and if you are going to do the basements good footwear and erm a good powerful torch..
    I agree, although daytime is possible BUT you have to be very very stealthy
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    Smile thanks very much


    thank you so much for this post... :)

    i am going to do a portrait shoot in sheffield this weekend and a location like this looks amazing for what i want. can you give me any information on access and security... also how much time do you think i would have to set up studio lights... is that a little optimistic maybe?

    if you can suggest any other locations in the sheffield area i would be very very appreciative.

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by beans on toast View Post
    tcan you give me any information on access and security...
    We don't give out that info on the public forums. Wait a while until you've become a regular member, then you'll be able to send a private message to those concerned, and then it's up to them if they want to tell you or not. Cheers. :)
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    Great pics! I really like the 6th pic up! Excellent report.

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