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John Sorby & Sons/Lockwood Brothers - Sheffield, UK



John Sorby & Sons became one of the most famous firms making sheep shears and woodworking augers for shipwrights in first part of 19th Century. The designs of these tools were patented.

In 1844, Lockwood Brothers acquired John Sorby & Sons and continued to use their trade mark, name and factory at Spital Hill Works. They capitalized on John Sorby & Sons' fame to the fullest.

The Hanging Sheep, a sign he later hung over the entrance to his factory, was John Sorby's trade mark.


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