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Daniel Doncaster & Sons Ltd
Dates: founded 1778
Biographical Account: Doncasters Group Ltd was originally founded in 1778, when Daniel Doncaster established an operation in Sheffield to apply the crucible steel-making process to the manufacture of hand tools, and is now one of the longest continuously operating industrial manufacturing companies in the world. Daniel Doncaster obtained his trade mark in 1778, making it one of the oldest in the world.
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