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Wostenholm, George (1800–1876), cutlery manufacturer

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/48408

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Wostenholm, George (1800–1876), cutlery manufacturer, was born on 31 January 1800 in Sheffield into the fourth generation of a family of cutlers. His father and great-grandfather, both named George Wolstenholme (a name that was shortened to facilitate its inclusion on knives), had built up the business from 1745, and by the early nineteenth century it was based at the ...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction

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