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The business traces its origin to Fenton, Creswick & Co, a partnership involving Matthew Fenton (an apprentice of Thomas Law), Richard Creswick and William Watson. They were active as silversmiths and Sheffield platers and were among the first to enter their mark at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1773.
In 1789 Fenton left the firm and was replaced by Edward Oakes. The firm changed its style to Fenton, Creswick, Oakes & Co. In 1795 the partnership was dissolved and the business was continued under the style of Watson & Co under the partnership of Thomas Watson, James Fenton and Thomas Bradbury I (a former apprentice of the firm).
Later, Thomas Bradbury II (son of Thomas Bradbury I) and William Watson (nephew of Thomas Watson) were admitted to the partnership.
In 1831 William Watson retired and the business was continued by Bradburys (Thomas I and II) under the style of Thomas Bradbury & Son.
The firm was active at Arundel Street, Sheffield with London showroom at 12 Gough Square, Fleet Street.
In 1855 the firm changed its name to Thomas Bradbury & Sons, under the partnership of Joseph and Edward Bradbury (sons of Thomas Bradbury II).
In 1877 the partners were Thomas Bradbury III (brother of Joseph Bradbury) and John Sutherland Henderson.
The partnership was dissolved in 1888 and the firm was managed by Walton Turner Bradbury, Joseph Bradbury Jr and Frederick Bradbury (sons of Joseph Bradbury Sr). Frederick Bradbury is the author of the fundamental book "A History of Old Sheffield Plate".
The business was converted into a limited liability company in 1905, under the style Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd.
The company closed its activity in 1943 and dies and tooling were bought by Atkin Brothers.

CHRONOLOGY:
Fenton, Creswick & Co c. 1789
Fenton, Creswick, Oakes & Co c. 1789 - 1795
Watson & Co 1795-1831
Thomas Bradbury & Son 1831 - c. 1855
Thomas Bradbury & Sons 1855 - c. 1905
Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd 1905 - 1943
Matthew Fenton, Richard Creswick & William Watson,mark entered 1773
Matthew Fenton, Richard Creswick & William Watson,
mark entered 1773 (Sheffield)
Watson & Co mark entered 1794
Thomas Watson, James fenton & Thomas Bradbury (Watson & Co)
mark entered 1794 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Joseph & Edward Bradbury), mark entered 1863
Thomas Bradbury & Sons
(Joseph & Edward Bradbury)
mark entered 1863 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Joseph & Thomas Bradbury), mark entered 1867
Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Joseph & Thomas Bradbury)
mark entered 1867 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons, mark entered 1878 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons
(Thomas Bradbury III & John S. Henderson)
mark entered 1878 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Joseph Bradbury), mark entered 1889
Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Joseph Bradbury)
mark entered 1889 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Turner Bradbury), mark entered 1889
Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Turner Bradbury)
mark entered 1889 (London)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons, mark entered 1892 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons
and Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd
mark entered 1892 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons, mark entered before 1912 (Sheffield)
Thomas Bradbury & Sons
and Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd
mark entered before 1912 (Sheffield)

SILVER PLATE MARKS
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BRITISH SILVER MAKERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Adie & Lovekin mark Asprey & Co mark Atkin Brothers mark Barker Brothers mark E. Barnard & Sons mark Hester Bateman mark Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd markCharles Boyton & Son mark Thomas Bradbury & Sons mark Alfred Browett trade mark
Adie & Lovekin
Asprey & Co
Atkin Brothers
Barker Brothers
E.Barnard & Sons
Bateman
Boardman Glossop & Co
Charles Boyton & Son
T. Bradbury & Sons
Alfred Browett
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Chawner & Co
Alexander Clark
G.R. Collis & Co
Daniel & Arter
J.Deakin & Sons
Deykin & Sons
J.Dixon & Sons
Elkington
Fattorini & Sons
Garrard & Co Ltd
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co mark John Grinsell & Sons mark Hamilton & Inches mark Harrison Brothers & Howson mark Hayne & Cater mark Hukin & Heath Ltd mark William Hutton & Sons Ltd mark George Jamieson mark Levi & Salaman mark Mappin & Webb mark
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd
John Grinsell & Sons
Hamilton & Inches
Harrison Br. & Howson
Hayne & Cater
Hukin & Heath
W.Hutton & Sons
George Jamieson
Levi & Salaman
Mappin & Webb
Martin Hall & Co mark Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd mark R,F. Mosley mark H.H. Plante mark Thomas Prime & Son mark Robert Pringle & Sons mark Reid & Sons mark Roberts & Belk mark John Round & Son Ltd mark Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd mark
Martin, Hall & Co
Sampson Mordan & Co
R.F. Mosley
H.H. Plante
Thomas Prime & Son
Robert Pringle
Reid & Sons
Roberts & Belk
John Round & Son Ltd
AB Savory & Sons Ltd
Sibray, Hall & Co mark W & G Sissons mark F.B. Thomas & Co mark George Unite & Sons mark Wakely & Wheeler mark Walker & Hall mark West & Son mark Henry Wilkison & Co mark Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark
Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd
W & G Sissons
FB Thomas & Co
George Unite & Sons
Wakely & Wheeler
Walker & Hall
West & Son
H.Wilkinson & Co
Josiah Williams & Co
H.Woodward & Co
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BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS


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