RefNoCOBB
TitleFrank Cobb Group of Companies, Cutlers and Silversmiths, Sheffield
AdminHistoryFrank Cobb and Co. Ltd., cutlers and silversmiths was founded in January 1903. Originally situated in Arundel Street, Sheffield the firm soon moved to the Howard Works in Howard Street, Sheffield. In February 1917 Frank Cobb purchased Boardman Glossop and Co. and for some time also operated from their Clarence Works in Pond Street, Sheffield.

In 1932/1933 the company purchased Martin Hall and Co. and moved into Martin Hall's Shrewsbury Works in Broad Street, Sheffield, which were renamed Howard Works.

At some stage Frank Cobb also appears to have purchased W.S. Savage and Co. who were based in Pond Street and later at the Shrewsbury Works, Sheffield.

Frank Cobb and Co purchased Cooper Brothers and Sons Ltd. in 1983 and became the Frank Cobb Group of Companies. The company went into liquidation in 1986.
DescriptionRecords of Frank Cobb Group of Companies (including: annual reports, order books, costings books, description books, pattern books, catalogues, ledgers, etc.):

Frank Cobb and Company Ltd, Sheffield, 1903 - 1984 (COBB/1)
Cooper Brothers and Sons Ltd, Sheffield, 1896 - 1982 (COBB/2)
Martin Hall and Company, Sheffield, 1869 - 1958 (COBB/3)
Boardman, Glossop and Company, Sheffield, [c. 1873] - 1921 (COBB/4)
Records of Unknown Companies, 1901 - 1932 (COBB/5)
Miscellaneous Catalogues (Various Companies), [c. 1900 - 1960s] (COBB/6)
Miscellaneous Photographs, [c. 1910] (COBB/7)
Date1869 - 1984
Extent92 items
AccessStatusOpen
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialRelated material at Sheffield Archives:

Frank Cobb and Company Limited, Cutlers and Silversmiths, Sheffield: sales ledgers, 1934 - 1946, etc. (MD7500).
Cooper Brothers and Sons Limited, Cutlers and Silversmiths, Sheffield: trading agreements, ledger, stock account, wages books, memorandum and articles of association, correspondence, etc., 1850 - 1964 (SY499).
Martin, Hall and Company Limited, Cutlers and Silversmiths, Sheffield: trade catalogue, [1914] (Sheffield Archives: MD8093).
Flatware Products Ltd, Arundel Street, Sheffield: memoradum and articles of association, 1913 (Sheffield Archives: MD6116).

Related Material at Sheffield Local Studies Library:

Cooper Brothers and Sons Limited, Cutlers and Silversmiths, Sheffield: various printed catalogues, etc., [20th cent] (TRC COOP).
Martin, Hall and Company Limited, Cutlers and Silversmiths, Sheffield: advertisement, 1858 (MP 123 M) and illustration of buffing electro plate, 1874 (MP 96 L).
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