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Presumably, 1913 or later

www.picturesheffield.com = s08303

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Found this of the great man himself, situated on a quiet backstreet in Attercliffe.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/wha...o/Copied248.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/wha...o/Copied247.jpg

A great find, Thank you; obvious question, which back street in Attercliffe ? A tad too much red wine here (is three buckets too much ?) to register England, never mind Sheffield or a bit of Sheffield ..... lol

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A great find, Thank you; obvious question, which back street in Attercliffe ? A tad too much red wine here (is three buckets too much ?) to register England, never mind Sheffield or a bit of Sheffield ..... lol

Weren't the research labs on Savile Street?

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Would they have been on here? I assume this building has been demolished?

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The plaques are on Princess Street (assuming that the're still there after the floods) not far from Norfolk Bridge. Could be on the corner of Lovell Street or the next one down.

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http://www.tilthammer.com/bio/brear.html

Extract :

In 1912, he was investigating corrosion (rusting) of rifle barrels. As a result of his investigations, he developed a chrome alloy steel which was much more rust resistant than the steel which had been used until then.

Brearley resigned from the Firth company in 1915 after arguments about the ownership of the rights to the invention of stainless steel. The company claimed that they owned the rights as Brearley was an employee of the firm. Brearley claimed that he should be entitled to at least half of the ownership.

Harry became works manager at Brown Bayley's Steel Works in Sheffield, where he continued with the development and production of stainless steel. He was awarded the Iron and Steel Institute's Bessemer Gold Medal in 1920.

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English Pewter Co. Ltd., Princess Street, Commemorative Plaque to Harry Brealey inventor of Stainless Steel at the former premises of Firth Brown & Co. Ltd., Research Laboratories.

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;c01427&pos=1&action=zoom&id=1932

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KNOTTED-STRING-STAIN...p3286.m14.l1318

Starting at £199 !!!

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Knottted String - Autobiography of a Steel Maker

by Harry Brearley

Longmans, 1941, 1st edition

SIGNED BY AUTHOR + SIGNED LETTER BY THE AUTHOR

A remarkable story of a selfmade man.

Harry Brearley started life in a Sheffield slum, leaving school at eleven years of age to act as a dinner-carrier at a steel-works, later being promoted to the postition of bottle-washer in the laboratory. By intensive study he educated himself and became an analytical chemist of steel, afterwards achieving fame as the inventor of stainless steel.

The book is most interesting and inspiring, and is written throughout with the greatest vigour accompanied by characteristically shrewd Yorkshire wit.

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Would they have been on here? I assume this building has been demolished?

Photo taken while I have been looking for railway arches.

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Photo taken while I have been looking for railway arches.

Thanks I've seen that Pewter place but never realised what it had been!

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KNOTTED-STRING-STAIN...p3286.m14.l1318

Starting at £199 !!!

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Knottted String - Autobiography of a Steel Maker

by Harry Brearley

Longmans, 1941, 1st edition

SIGNED BY AUTHOR + SIGNED LETTER BY THE AUTHOR

A remarkable story of a selfmade man.

Harry Brearley started life in a Sheffield slum, leaving school at eleven years of age to act as a dinner-carrier at a steel-works, later being promoted to the postition of bottle-washer in the laboratory. By intensive study he educated himself and became an analytical chemist of steel, afterwards achieving fame as the inventor of stainless steel.

The book is most interesting and inspiring, and is written throughout with the greatest vigour accompanied by characteristical

ly shrewd Yorkshire wit.

Or save yourself a fortune and get hold of a copy of this - published by British Steel and Kelham Island. Not sure if it is still in print.

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My Great Auntie Wyn was Harry Brearley's secretary and my Dad has written an article based on Auntie Wyn's papers about Harry. If anyone would like to read it, its at www.totleyhistorygroup.

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