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Hi - does anyone have any information or photos of Wolf's Wheel especially from the 1880's - 1900. I've picked up a little info from Wikipedia under "River Rivelin". I'm trying to find out if a number of Womack razor grinders worked there during this period. Here are 2 photos of them at their razor grinding factory. If it's not at Wolf's Wheel, does anyone have any ideas where else it might be?

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Also known as Rocher Wheel - apparently ...

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Originally called Rocher Wheel, first leased in 1722 to Edward Hall and Richard Marshall, who renewed their lease in 1744. Leased in 1766 by Sarah Marshall, then in 1783 by Elizabeth Inkersall of Hackenthorpe and luke Staniforth of Mosborough, a sicklesmith. According to a list of 1794 they employed 16men at 11 troughs. Mrs Inkersall transferred her share of the lease to Joseph Windle in 1803 and he and Samuel Windle bought the wheel from the Norfolk estate in 1811.

At the sale in 1816 half the freehold was bought by George Harrop, grinder, and Burberry of Stannington. Within a year Harrop mortgaged his share to W G Frith, a surgeon.

The other half share was bought by Samuel Hallam, a table knife grinder of Stannington, with mortgages to John Nell of Upperthorpe and Joseph and Samuel Windle in 1818. By 1825 the windles had acquired the rest of the shares in the wheel.

In 1838 the Windles fell out and Samuel sold his share to Joseph, who in 1852 sold the wheel to the Water Company. The Company is listed as owner and occupier in 1870, between rentals. The wheel continued in use until 1918.

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Maintaining quality and standards to the Japanese Lightweights Wheels Association and making available fitments to the most popular application in the cars market such as Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagon, BMW, Chrysler, etc. Wheels from Wolf not only are handcrafted to perfection but technically designed in keeping unsprung weight to a minimum for maximum pleasure of driving, braking and road handling. They have been individually tested and inspected before released from the manufacturing line to ensure you the best quality assurance for your vehicle application.

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