Två ANTIKA TUMSTOCKAR i TRÄ/MÄSSING,utfällbara,märkta J & R DODGE,SHEFFIELD,DANISH samt NYA och GAMLA på en,bägge i mycket fint begagnat skick,mycket dekorativa.
Mått;155 mm,resp 165 mm ihopfällda,600 resp. 630 utfällda,20/24 mm djupa,12 mm höga. Vikt 48 resp. 56 gram.
"Joseph and Robert Dodge are listed in the 1862 Sheffield Directory as merchants and manufacturers of table cutlery based at 68 and 70 West Street. In 1864 they moved to 47 Eyre Lane and then to Bridge Street in 1879.
In 1879 the firm advertised that they were manufacturers of files and edge tools and indeed their mark appears on such tools.
However, they did not actually manufacture these tools, they operated as merchants and factors buying a wide variety of products from specialist makers. The goods, including cutlery, hollow-ware (silver & plate), saws,
files and edge tools were given the J. & R.Dodge mark and were then shipped to their contacts based in Holland who required them.
This was common practice, even amongst manufacturers themselves, the most important factor being that the goods had been sold.
Because of the high quality of goods which the J. & R. Dodge mark was given to, it become respected as a sign of quality. When the business was bought by Francis Newton of Portobello Road in 1894 the Dodge mark continued to be used."