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James Dixon & Sons Ltd

It was Circa 1806 when James Dixon and Thomas Smith started manufacturing silver, in Silver Street, Sheffield. They were well known as manufacturers of electroplated Britannia metal, silverware, pewterware and electroplated nickel silver.


In 1820, they moved to a larger site on Cornish Place and Ball Street; the size allowed them to expand and enhance the offices, warehouses, casting shops and workshops.


It was in 1821 that the partnership broke down between Dixon and Smith. Thomas Smith withdrew and William Frederick Dixon, James’s eldest son joined the firm in 1823. Hence James Dixon & Son was created. It wasn’t until James Willis Dixon, the second son of James, joined the firm that the new title of James Dixon & Sons came into use in 1835.


In 1836, the firm began crafting forks and spoons out of nickel silver (an alloy of nickel, copper and zinc). Then, in 1848 they started to produce electroplated goods.


Several new buildings were constructed in the 1850s in Cornish Place, to make room for showrooms, a stamp shop and plating shops for the electroplate processes.


In 1851 James Dixon & Sons exhibited at the Great Exhibition, receiving several prizes of different classes for their efforts in silver and Britannia silver.


In the 1920s they started using stainless steel to make both hollowware and flatware. Their stainless steel forks and spoons carried the name "staybrite” and "Firth”, this is because Firth Brown was where "staybrite” steel was invented in the 1910s.


The firm was converted to a limited liability company in 1920. Then in 1930 the firm William Hutton & Sons Ltd of Sheffield was absorbed by James Dixon & Sons Ltd.


In the 1980s the firm filed for bankruptcy, and was absorbed into British Silverware Production circa 1984. The production in Cornish Place shut down in 1992.


The firm (included in British Silverware Production) was later acquired by Chase Montague & Thesco in 1993.



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Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Arts and Crafts Style - Antique George ... Sterling Silver Candlesticks - Arts and Crafts Style - Antique George V (1924)... A3007 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Biscuit Boxes - Antique Edwardian... Sterling Silver Biscuit Boxes - Antique Edwardian... A7064 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver and Crocodile Skin Hip Flask - Antique George V (1925)... Sterling Silver and Crocodile Skin Hip Flask - Antique George V (1925)... C1373 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver 'Dartboard' Presentation Trophy - Art Deco - Antique G... Sterling Silver 'Dartboard' Presentation Trophy - Art Deco - Antique George V... A3389 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1900)... Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1900)... A6308 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Goblet by James Dixon & Sons Ltd - Antique Victorian (... Sterling Silver Goblet by James Dixon & Sons Ltd - Antique Victorian (1899)... A8008 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Basket - Antique Victorian (1897)... Sterling Silver Basket - Antique Victorian (1897)... A3431 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Candlesticks by James Dixon & Sons - Antique Victorian... Sterling Silver Candlesticks by James Dixon & Sons - Antique Victorian (1899)... A9245 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Fruit Dish - Antique Edwardian... Sterling Silver Fruit Dish - Antique Edwardian... W8088 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver and Cut Glass Centrepiece - Antique Victorian... Sterling Silver and Cut Glass Centrepiece - Antique Victorian... A6066 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Photograph Frame by James Dixon & Sons - Antique Georg... Sterling Silver Photograph Frame by James Dixon & Sons - Antique George V (1920)... A4839 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver and Crocodile Skin Hip Flask - Antique George V... Sterling Silver and Crocodile Skin Hip Flask - Antique George V... A9435 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Water Jug by James Dixon & Sons Ltd - Antique George V... Sterling Silver Water Jug by James Dixon & Sons Ltd - Antique George V (1919)... A8188 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel & Mallet Set - Vintage Elizabeth I... Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel & Mallet Set - Vintage Elizabeth II (1955)... A8350 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver 'Football' Presentation Trophy - Antique Edwardian (19... Sterling Silver 'Football' Presentation Trophy - Antique Edwardian (1908)... A8436 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Numbered Napkin Rings - Antique George V... Sterling Silver Numbered Napkin Rings - Antique George V... C2423 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl - Antique Edwardian... Sterling Silver Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl - Antique Edwardian... A5514 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Hip Flask - Vintage George VI... Sterling Silver Hip Flask - Vintage George VI... A4331 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Sugar Caster - Art Deco Style - Vintage George VI... Sterling Silver Sugar Caster - Art Deco Style - Vintage George VI... A7252 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
Price: £695.00
Sterling Silver Grape Shears - Antique George V... Sterling Silver Grape Shears - Antique George V... A4565 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Coffee Pot by James Dixon & Sons - Antique Victorian... Sterling Silver Coffee Pot by James Dixon & Sons - Antique Victorian... A4572 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Chamber Candlestick by James Dixon & Sons - Antique Ed... Sterling Silver Chamber Candlestick by James Dixon & Sons - Antique Edwardian... A4935 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Epergne/Centrepiece - Antique Edwardian... Sterling Silver Epergne/Centrepiece - Antique Edwardian... A6188 James Dixon & Sons Ltd
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