Thank you for the tour, Jack. Hauntingly beautiful.
WTB GEC #15 Boy's Knives -- FarmBoy in Ebony or Nifebrite -- Single or two-blade Clip in Ebony, Nifebrite or Antique Yellow -- Sheepsfoot w/ SCOUT shield in Ebony
Wow, lots of history there. It's so sad to see that proud history now decaying. It would have been something to see things at their heyday.
Die Entropie der Welt strebt einem Maximum zu - R.J.E. Clausius
What an incredible and interesting picture tour, thank you Jack!
Wow. Yes, thank you Jack. Pictures help preserve the history and sharing makes it available for the rest of us.
Life is better with a Radio Jack in your pocket and a Buck 112 on your belt. Cold beverages taste better out of a cold glass bottle with a crown cap! John8:12 Luke 22:36 BCCI 2839
Awesome Jack. Just an amazing Journey- sigh.... takes me back my friend. Hey... astonishingly no Gargoyles - what I really love about some old buildings are the window architecture etc for example the beautiful Pointer dog with STANCH underneath.
I just love Gargoyles- and it just dawned on me that there were none - yet the era most definitely
Thank you Jack once again.
Gary Watson 16 Nov 1956 - 21 Dec 2009. Missed Incredibly.
HARNESS JACKS AND A GOOD SCOUT- THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Thanks for the kind words folks
Disappointingly, the 're-purposing' of some of these factories for up-scale apartments has actually meant retaining a few of the prettier features, and demolishing the rest. The work on the old Tyzack 'Green Lane Works, for example, has retained the historic entrance, some of the exterior wall, and one of the old building, while demolishing the rest of the huge site, and surmounting the exterior wall with some very incongruous modern architecture. Some of the earlier projects were even more destructive. I have not yet photographed Portland Works (once home to Jack Black Knives ), but this seems to have fared better: http://www.portlandworks.co.uk/about/
Stanch the pointer adorns the front of the Bailey Lane Works of J & Riley Carr, who made files, saws. and machine-knives. He was the firm's trademark, as well as a family pet.
Jack, have you considered publishing or donating your photographic work and reflections on the Sheffield trade? It may be worth your while, as you are in a position to save a lot of what may soon be lost to time. Something to ponder.
The good Professor Geoff has done an excellent job of preserving Sheffield's cutlery history though
I'm going to keep taking pics as and when I can, and adding them to this thread, so look out for it popping up from time to time
Perhaps it is best not to make the hobby into a work task, but there should be a way to save what you are doing here. At this point in time, is nearly an historical duty! I look forward to seeing further documentation of the City's cutlery past. Ironically for me, you started this thread on my birth date, making my appreciation for this tribute to the endurance of old things a bit more personal.
Thank you for sharing.
Jack A great tour. Wow. Many thanks. As a token of appreciation, the next drinks [and beans] are on me mate. No no .. I insist !
Great photo tour. Thanks for sharing!
Enter through the narrow gate.
Great pictorial JB
Thank you. Trout and Salmon you say? What nek? Otters.
I can remember as a teenager, when someone catching a tiny stickleback in the Sheffield canal led to a headline on the fishing page of the local paper!
There was a humorous mention of canal fishing in ted dwarf -all they hoped to catch were discarded used prophylactics. OK it was funnier than it sounds.
Amazing how a river can recover after so many years of i creasing abuse followed by neglect.
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