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J.P. Cutts Sheffield and London

J.P. Cutts, London

J.P. Cutts Sheffield and London

John Priston Cutts was born in 1787 in Leeds and around the turn of the century apprenticed to Proctor and Beilby of Sheffield as an Optical Craftsman.

He began his business from 58 Norfolk Street, Sheffield moving to Division Street around 1828 which remained his headquarters until his death in 1858. Between 1836 and 1839 he is known to have opened a branch shop at 3 Crane Court, Fleet Street, London.

Cutt's association with a James Chesterman saw a diversification of products with Chesterman inventing a number of products including a spring tape measure. The short lived formal partnership of Cutts, Chesterman and Co., formed circa 1855 and exhibited at the Paris Exhibition before expanding further with the additional partner of James Beddington to form Cutts, Chesterman and Beddington, something that was dissolved by 1859 following Cutts death.

Between circa 1840-45, J.P. Cutts and Sons was a natural progression for the company before a partnership with Sutton formed J.P. Cutts and Sons, and Sutton operating out of Sheffield and Hatton Garden, London circa 1845-50. Later to become J.P. Cutts, Sutton, and Sons.

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