The illustrated guide to Sheffield and the surrounding district

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Pawson and Brailsford, 1879 - Sheffield - 558 pages
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Page 44 - was known by the name of Hallamshire. Iron abounded there ; and from a very early period the rude whittles fabricated there had been sold all over the kingdom. They had, indeed, been mentioned by Geoffrey Chaucer in one of his Canterbury Tales. But the manufacture appears to have made little progress during the three centuries which followed his time.
Page 109 - Honoured by the presence of their Royal Highnesses the PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES on the occasion of their visit to this town. FIRST-CLASS HOUSE, Replete with every modern comfort, adjoining the Victoria Station, with which it is connected by a covered way. ROYAL PRIVATE ROOMS.
Page 52 - An Act for the good order and government of the makers of knives, sickles, shears, scissors, and other cutlery wares in Hallamshire, in the county of York, and parts near adjoining.
Page 60 - crest, on a wreath of the colours, a lion " rampant argent, gorged with a collar, " and holding between the paws an antique " shield, azure, charged with eight arrows as in the arms.
Page 44 - perhaps, be explained by the fact that the trade was, during almost the whole of this long period, subject to such regulations as the lord and his Court
Page 45 - contains a hundred and twenty thousand souls, and sends forth its admirable knives, razors and lancets to the farthest ends of the world.
Page 204 - hot short,' and will crumble to pieces when red hot under the hammer. If the molten steel becomes chilled before it is poured into the mould, which may be detected by the stream
Page 44 - About a day's journey south of Leeds, on the verge of a wild moorland tract, lay an ancient
Page 345 - Faber, in describing a visit to the Peak Cavern many years ago, says: ' at length you arrive at a beautiful arched grotto of very large dimensions, in the centre of which rises a natural rock, which you are surprised to find illuminated ready for your reception. The rock itself is occupied by a number of persons who had previously entered for the purpose, and your
Page 83 - majority of those engaged in the arts, malleable cast iron has always been a metallurgical mystery. The mode of its production is generally a secret in the few foundries where it is made, and the very ignorance of its true character has prevented its use to anything like the extent it deserves.

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