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Enoch Drabble
Biographical Account: Holding the makers mark ‘USE’, Enoch Drabble was listed as a pen and pocket knife maker in Green Lane in 1787. The five men listed as working on Green Lane in Gales and Martin’s 1778 directory were the first to be recorded, however, it was not until the 1795 map of Sheffield that any buildings were shown in the area. Even then the buildings were concentrated around what is now Cornish Street, which means that any cutlery manufacturing on Green Lane was very small-scale. The rest of the road going towards what is now Russell Street was lined with open fields, known as Long Crofts. This means that Enoch Drabble would have been working in a rural environment.
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