Spear & Jackson, Inc., Etna Works - Sheffield, UK






The roots of Spear & Jackson date to 1760, when drapery maker John Love decided to found a steelmaking company in Sheffield, England, where that country's production of steel, cutlery, and tools were becoming centered. He was joined in the business by Alexander Spear, a wealthy merchant from the nearby town of Wakefield, and the new firm took the name Spear & Love.

Over the following decades the company came to focus on producing saws, and business grew.  In 1814, with the firm now run by Alexander Spear's nephew John Spear, an apprentice named Sam Jackson was added.  Jackson proved a capable assistant, and in 1830 the company name was changed to Spear & Jackson.

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