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Gareth Jones ‘The History of the Ken Hawley Tool Collection’

Wednesday 21st September 2016

A story of how one man’s enthusiasm and dedication has grown into an internationally important material record of tool making, cutlery manufacture and silversmithing from Sheffield, together with complementary material from Britain and the rest of the world. This collection of over 100,000 artefacts is unique in that it combines finished items and work in progress to illustrate how things were made. Together with published catalogues, archival material, pictures, photographs, tapes and films, it records the development of many of Sheffield’s manufacturing processes and products and the skills of the workpeople involved.

The talk will be followed by a brief ‘tool handling’ session.

Entry free, but please arrive early to be sure of a place.