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    Default George Barnsley & Sons July 13


    Visited with another member and have to say even though some parts are pretty trashed there is some interesting stuff knocking around. We had a quick scout around and made our entrance. Spent a couple of hours undisturbed and still managed to miss a couple of rooms, but will enjoy a revisit to look around again and hopefully capture the bits we missed.

    A little bit of history about the place.



    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 Cornish works Cornish 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.














    Thanks for looking.

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    Very nice shots sir!
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    It amazes me that this site has survived,ace photos.

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    Thanks. It's a good old fashioned building that has stood up well to the elements. Looks like someone had been sleeping in there as we found a quilt in one of the rooms.

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    Great report with some really good shots, liking the processing especially on number 7

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