The History of Steel Development in UK



"We have spoken of the treatment of iron in its relation to carbon, either by the blast furnace or the Bessemer process; but there is another method of altering its character known as cementation, which is so interesting that we must devote a short space to a description of it.

"A number of adventurers, who became possessed of what they professed to be a great secret, made all sorts of proposals to capitalists by which they were to make fortunes as if they had discovered a new El Dorado, ..."

"Great Industries of Great Britain",
Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1884.


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Ibbotson Brothers
Globe Works

Tweedale’s Directory of Sheffield Cutlery Manufacturers

2nd Edition

The early history of Globe Works was intertwined with the Ibbotson family.  This was a relatively common name in Sheffield, so untangling the history of the factory is difficult.
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