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5th January 1939

Fire Badly damaged the Randall Street Cutlery Works of RF Mosley and Co Limited :(

"Brearley immediately saw how this new steel could revolutionise the cutlery industry but he had great difficulty convincing his more conservative employers. On his own initiative, he than had knives made at a local cutler's, R.F. Mosley. To begin with, Brearley referred to his invention as "rustless steel". It was Ernest Stuart, the cutlery manager of Mosley's who first referred to the new knives as "stainless" after, in experiments, he had failed to stain them with vinegar. "Corrosion resisting" steel would be really the better term, as ordinary stainless steels do suffer corrosion in the long term in hostile environments."

from http://www.stainless-steel-world.net

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5th January 1939

Fire Badly damaged the Randall Street Cutlery Works of RF Mosley and Co Limited :(

"Brearley immediately saw how this new steel could revolutionise the cutlery industry but he had great difficulty convincing his more conservative employers. On his own initiative, he than had knives made at a local cutler's, R.F. Mosley. To begin with, Brearley referred to his invention as "rustless steel". It was Ernest Stuart, the cutlery manager of Mosley's who first referred to the new knives as "stainless" after, in experiments, he had failed to stain them with vinegar. "Corrosion resisting" steel would be really the better term, as ordinary stainless steels do suffer corrosion in the long term in hostile environments."

from http://www.stainless-steel-world.net

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http://www.picturesheffield.co.uk/cgi-bin/...jpgh/s02458.jpg

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5th January 1939

Fire Badly damaged the Randall Street Cutlery Works of RF Mosley and Co Limited :(

"Brearley immediately saw how this new steel could revolutionise the cutlery industry but he had great difficulty convincing his more conservative employers. On his own initiative, he than had knives made at a local cutler's, R.F. Mosley. To begin with, Brearley referred to his invention as "rustless steel". It was Ernest Stuart, the cutlery manager of Mosley's who first referred to the new knives as "stainless" after, in experiments, he had failed to stain them with vinegar. "Corrosion resisting" steel would be really the better term, as ordinary stainless steels do suffer corrosion in the long term in hostile environments."

from http://www.stainless-steel-world.net

Hello Dunsbyowl, again...it's me. One question, is RF Mosley - ROBERT FAED MOSLEY b.1842 d. 1921?

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Hello Dunsbyowl, again...it's me. One question, is RF Mosley - ROBERT FAED MOSLEY b.1842 d. 1921?

Possibly - from Sheffield Indexers Site

Mosley, R.F. (, & Co. Ltd. Cutlery manufacturers).

Residing at Portland Works, Randall Street, in 1911.

Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham - 1911.

Mosley, Robert F. (~, Mnfr.).

Residing at 19 Beech Dell, in 1871.

Recorded in: Whites Shefffield & District Directory - 1871.

Mosley, Robert F. (~, manufacturer, Portland Works).

Residing at 188 West Street, Sheffield in 1871.

Recorded in: Whites Sheffield & District Directory - 1871.

Mosley, Robert F. (, (R. F. & Co. Ltd. )).

Residing at h. 81 Lyndhurst Road, in 1911.

Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham - 1911.

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