RefNoBUS9
TitleAlbert Frost & Company Limited, Engineering Factors, 101 Valley Road, Meersbrook, Sheffield
AdminHistoryAlbert Frost & Company Limited was founded in 1909 by Albert Frost, J.P (1877-1957). The company first had premises at 3 Howard Street, moving to Bank Court Chambers, Bank Street in 1919 with additional premises in Spring Street by the early 1920s. By 1934 the business was located at Norfolk Lodge Stables, Park Grange Road where it remained until after the second world war. By 1951 Frost was trading at 4 Farmbank Road and in the 1960's it moved to Copley Street. Finally in 1977 suitable premises were located at 101 Valley Road, Meersbrook.

Albert Frost lived for many years at Norfolk Lodge, Park Grange Road. His company mainly worked with mining, railway and steelworks equipment, for municipal and public works engineers and contractors. Latterly the company were distributors of industrial safety gloves, wire nails and wooden handles for the hand tool and cutlery industries. During its life the company has been in many aspects of engineering. Initially colliery, ironworks, general stores, contractors and mill furnishers they supplied wrought iron and wooden pulleys, shafting and fittings together with belting and rubber goods. They were sole suppliers of Frosts patent furnace mans gloves and gauntlets (Frost invented and patented special gloves to be used in the steel industry. The company held the patent for 50 years and the gloves needed to be replaced every two weeks). The company has also supplied tubes and fittings, valves, gauges and steam traps, drive ropes and chains, shovels, coke forks, picks, and plate laying tools. They may even have been supplying cutlery from the Artic Works, Sheffield.

Albert Frost was a prominent Freemason having held the rank of Provincial Grand Mason of the West Riding, and many other offices in the order. He was also a member of the Blacksmith's Livery Company and was a Freeman of the city of London. Frost had been connected with the Park Conservative Association and had links with Victoria Methodist church. In 1942 he was made a Magistrate, retiring from the bench ten years later. He died on Wednesday, 11th September 1957 aged 80 years. His funeral took place on Monday, 16th September 1957. A funeral service at Victoria Methodist Church was followed by a cremation at Sheffield Crematorium. Among some of the family mourners were Florence Frost (Widow), Mr and Mrs Frank Raymond Frost (Son and Daughter in Law), Mr K. and Mrs Edna Bardwell (Daughter and Son in Law), Mr and Mrs Albert E Frost (Son and Daughter in Law), Mr and Mrs Roger Nicholas Frost, Miss Julia Frost and Miss Dinah Williams (grandchildren). and Mr J H Frost (Brother). Mr & Mrs W. A. Frost (Brother and Sister in Law) and Mrs C. E. Frost (Sister in Law) were also in attendance.
DescriptionFinancial Records

Unlisted additional records (acc. 2007/15)
Date1938 - 1961
Extent16 items
AccessStatusOpen
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