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Bennett & Heron Ltd

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Hello, looking for something interesting on line I noticed the 5 inch sauce ladle spoon in the photo below.

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The maker’s marks “Bennett & Heron” were not known to me but looked informative enough to maybe get a bit more history on. Obviously messes “Bennett & Heron” had put their names on an electroplated spoon that they wanted to tell customers was of “A1” quality.

I had a quick search on “silvercollection.it”, an excellent reference site of history for electroplating companies.  The reference there suggested “Bennett & Heron Ltd” of Sheffield could be retailers. I had a further search to see if I could find a little extra on the company. Perhaps the extract from the London Gazzette I found, is a starting point. 

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It states up to 1927 they were a company of “Cutlers & Silvermiths”. This is possibly confirmed by the  “Sheffield Indexers” entry shown below.

HERON, Thomas (~, Cutlery Manufacturer (Bennett & Heron)).
     Address: 50 Holly Street, ~ in 1925.
     Recorded in: Sheffield & Rotherham Kelly?s Directory.

Who was the silversmith then? I could not find a likely associated silver mark on line and I could not find a reference in the “Indexers” for “Jack Bennett”. I did wonder if the below, 1905, near contemporary “Bennett” reference could have been involved in the company.

  Bennett, William (, silversmith).
     Address: 32 Yadley Street, in 1905.
     Recorded in: White's Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham.

We now need more information about “Bennett & Heron Ltd”. When did the firm start in business. Did it change after April 1927? Did they actually develop as retailers and not makers.

Has anyone on the forum got any more “stuff” to add for a real history for  “Bennett & Heron Ltd”?

I found some more photos of “Bennett & Heron” spoons on line but below is something a little different.

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Kalfred

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Name listed in Kelly's directory, published 1957.

"Bennett &  Heron Ltd. cutlery mfrs. 58 Broad Lane & 104 Mary Street."

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Thank you "Steve.HB" for this extra snippet of info. Cutlery manufacturers then at least to the late 1950's.

Kalfred

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