Saws, Snuff and Silverplate by Dr Simon Barley: 20 Feb 2014

Joseph Wilson’s eclectic career as an entrepreneur in eighteenth century Sheffield throws light on the early processing of special steels, links him to the construction of the turnpike road through Castleton as well as the production of snuff  in Sharrow, in a building which still houses his company’s archives.  Simon Barley gave a fascinating account of Joseph Wilson’s life and his various enterprises and even intriguing details such as how many pounds of snuff can be stored in a cow’s bladder. Read more at this link:-      Saws, snuff & silverplate

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