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Year Knife, 1957 blade being added, by Mr. Stan Holmes, Manager of Penknife Dept., Joseph Rodgers and Sons Ltd.

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Ref No:s10101
Title:Year Knife, 1957 blade being added, by Mr. Stan Holmes, Manager of Penknife Dept., Joseph Rodgers and Sons Ltd.
Location:Sheffield
Date:1957
Date Period:1940-1959
Photographer:Central Office of Information
Copyright:Crown Copyright
Notes:

Made in the year 1822 with 1,822 blades and instruments as a showpiece, a blade is added annually. The total at any time represents the year in the Christian Calendar. Height 32", Width 22" It was bought by Stanley Tools at auction in 1969 so it would remain in Sheffield as an example of Sheffield skills and craftmanship.

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