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Offline mvwcnews

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1880s (?) Sheffield List
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:02:55 PM »
It was added to the Bodleian Library (Oxford University) in 1885; I did not see any other date.
Have fun browsing.  ( http://books.google.com/books?id=mv8GAAAAQAAJ )
or look at the table of sizes on pg.  72 & corresponding wrenches on pg. 73.

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Re: 1880s (?) Sheffield List
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 05:07:13 PM »
 That is an amazing variety of tools and machines made by one company. Quite interesting.
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Re: 1880s (?) Sheffield List
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 10:04:54 PM »
I suspect the "Sheffield List" is more of a wholesaler's catalog than a single manufacturer.   One thing that struck me was the  number of sizes  of "Clyburn Spanners." 

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Re: 1880s (?) Sheffield List
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 06:31:40 AM »
 That makes more sense. would seem likely that this list spans several categories of manufacturing.
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Re: 1880s (?) Sheffield List
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 12:34:43 PM »
The Sheffield List started out at the beginning of the 19th century as a list of the tools that could be obtained from Sheffield - it was used by factors or agents, today we'd call then travelling salesmen, who would visit towns and villages to collect orders, then return to Sheffield and have the tools made, or buy them off the shelf, and then take them to the client on the next visit, or have then sent by carrier/stagecoach/wagon - and later by rail...