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two c. 1820 / early 1830 era Samuel Bailey & Co. – Sheffield Cutlery - LABELS

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Found in a period paper ephemera lot, these approximately 2 5/8 X 3 3/8 inch Sheffield Superior Patent Cutlery and 2 13/16 inch SAMUEL BAILEY & Co. - SHEFFIELD Superior - POCKET KNIVES labels are entirely original and remain in fine, unused condition. A rare find from one of the several British cutlers who made the name Sheffield synonymous with quality in early and mid-19th century America, these labels will be of special interest to knife collectors and will display well applied to a proper period pasteboard box or simply laid out or framed just as they are. A bit of an enigma as a cutler Samuel Bailey (1791-1870) is best known as a controversial British philosophical writer. Born to Joseph Bailey and Mary [Eadon] Bailey, upon finishing his education Samuel entered the family firm, Eadon, Bailey & Co. As a member of his uncle and father’s cutlery business Samuel Bailey was one of the first Sheffield merchant cutlers to visited America in order to establish business connections in this country. It was after the firm of Eadon, Bailey & Co. was dissolved in 1813 that the cutlery firm of Samuel Bailey & Co. came into being, marketing Superior Patent Cutlery such as pocket knives, razors, scissors &c. Little known today, Samuel Bailey & Co. existed only between sometime after 1813 and the later 1820’s when Samuel Bailey cashed in his accumulated fortune as a cutlery merchant and founded the Sheffield Banking Company in 1831. After his failed effort to gain a place in parliament in 1835 Bailey turned to a reclusive life and is primarily remembered today as an author of books on political and ethical subjects valued by a select few. He was never married and died in 1870 leaving his property to the town. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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