The Ivory Room at the Works of Mrssrs. Rogers and Sons

The Ivory Room at the Works of Mrssrs. Rogers and Sons. Source: The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 517. Click on image to enlarge it.

“Messrs. Joseph Rodgers and Sons (Limited), Norfolk Street, sketches of whose works we give, stand at the head of the cutlery firms of the town, being the oldest and largest, not only in Sheffield, but the world. As the star and Maltese cross forming their trade mark had been extensively pirated in America and elsewhere, the depredators were prosecuted with such vigour that the company are now pretty free from this system of commercial fraud. Their show rooms are among the leading sights of the town. The room appropriated to the display of cutlery is 45ft. long by upwards of 21st. wide. In it are to be seen the celebrated knife made for the first International Exhibition, and another containing as many blades as the date of the year. Communicating with this room is a department, 54 feet by 20 feet, wherein are shown silver and plated articles in great profusion, The Ivory Room . . . contains valuable stores of elephants tusks ready to be fashioned into handles for those elegant and useful articles in the production of which the firm is unrivalled. The company have by far the largest Indian trade, and they regularly send large quantities of their manufactures to their branch houses in London, New York, and Montreal” (523).

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”The Graphic Supplement Sheffield” and “Buildings and Industries of Sheffield.” The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 517, 520-24. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 2 July 2021

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