Joseph Haywood & Company
Dates: British, founded 1840
Biographical Account: Joseph Haywood was born in Sheffield around 1822 and apprenticed to Robert Sorby & Co, merchant and edge tool manufacturer. At the age of 21 he took over the business and mark of cutler George Willis Hinchcliffe, his uncle. He first appears in trade directories under his own name in 1845, specialising in edge tools and cutlery. The business had a succession of premises, at Victoria Street, Holly Street, Garden Street and Little Pond Street. In the 1880s the Glamorgan Works at Little Pond Street employed 165 workers. The works were sold to Needham, Veall & Tyzack in 1902.