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Report - George Barnsley & Sons- Sheffield - September 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by The Lone Ranger, Sep 10, 2013.

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    George Barnsley & Sons – September 2013


    A Brief History (Lifted from Camera Shy)

    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 George Barnsley died at his home at No 30 Collegiate Crescent on 30th March 1958, he lived there with his wife Mabel and mother-in-law Elizabeth. He was a partner in the firm which were steel and file manufacturers and the business was converted into a limited company about 10 years before his death.


    My Visit

    I have wanted to visit George Barnsley and Sons since it appeared on the radar a fair few years ago, I’m glad I finally got there, still a great place.

    My trusty stead just got us there but was haemorrhaging important lubricating fluids on the drive across, now know how the captain of the Exxon Valdez felt.

    All in all a nice simple stroll, and cheers stranton for some help :)

    The whole place has many ways to stroll around once inside, my photos are just in the order I took them, could have put a lot more in the report, but it has been covered a lot recently and many reports prior.

    So on with my photos, ground floor out buildings first.


    The cameo shot, I did like this room and good to see some of the original workings still in situ.


    Now into the main building, the shelves and cupboards throughout each floor are stunning, just general shots as there is plenty of photographs of the ornaments in other reports.









    Well that’s my take on George Barnsley, a lovely stroll and probably worth another stroll to photograph the ornaments.

    Thanks for looking,

    TLR ​
    #1 The Lone Ranger, Sep 10, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

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