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Hoole, Staniforth and Co

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Hoole, Staniforth and Co was a Tool manufacturering company based in the Minverva Works in Sheffield, England.

The company was founded in the late 1830s, and was managed by Rowland Staniforth (1818-1853), a man related to the Staniforths that ran Thomas Staniforth & Co at Hackenthorpe, and Henry Hoole. James Gray also played a role, as the company was originally named Hoole, Staniforth and Gray, however this partnership ended in 1850.[1]

1858 Advertisement

The company was featured at the 1855 Paris Exhibition[2][3]

The company officially ceased operations upon the death of Rowland Staniforth at the Lincoln Asylum and Edgar Allen and Company acquired the brand.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Rowland Staniforth". staniforthfamily.com.
  2. "Hoole, Staniforth and Co". www.gracesguide.co.uk.
  3. The illustrated guide to Sheffield and the surrounding district (1879) John Taylor

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