Friday, March 28, 2014

Vanished Makes: George Hancock & Sons, Sheffield, England

From an old butter knife, likely from the 1950's.  The blade says that the firm was established in 1851, but I can't find any information on them, other than a few other people advertising examples of their wares for sale.  Amazing that a century-old cutlery firm can just vanish like this.


Anonymous said...

The company was est in 1851 and stopped operations in 1909.

The Duke said...

The knife really doesn't look old enough to have been made before 1909. The handle is some kind of plastic. I have no experience in telling celluloid from other plastics, but I understand it tends to break down over time, and this handle is perfect. So, I'm thinking that the firm soldiered on beyond 1909.