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A man, a knife and a project

  • 20 Sep 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Via Zoom meeting



This is a Sheffield Branch event organised and run by the Sheffield Branch Committee on behalf of Sheffield Branch members. Other members are very welcome to register for this talk. Non-Members are also welcome to join us.

Overview: Steel that did not rust or stain (known now as stainless steel) was developed by Harry Brearley in 1914 – but he was not a metalworker.  To see if the new material could be of use for cutlery he brought it to R F Mosley’s at Portland Works, just as the First World War was about to start. The workers there made knives within a month or two, and by 1915 'Rusnorstain' was on sale at established Mosley outlets in Australia. It revolutionized the cutlery and metal industries.  This talk tells you about its development, and also about Robert Mosley and Portland Works.  Some examples of the early work  and of earlier cutlery that has not survived so well will be available..

Speaker: Anna de Lange, Historian at Portland Works

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

Additional Information:

  • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the event starts.
  • Live event only
  • This event is hosted and run by the local branch volunteers

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