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Monday, 30 January 2012


according to THE INTERNET:

This is the Dog Brand trademark of J & Riley Carr Ltd the manufacturing company that occupied the building until the 1950's. The business was established by Riley Carr in 1806 in Bailey Lane but relocated to Herries Road South in 1954. Originally the company were concerned with merchanting steel and making steel and saw fenders but later manufactured saws, files and machine knives.

The phrase "a stanch (or staunch) dog" means a good, reliable hunting dog.

Dog over the word 'STANCH' sign of J & Bailey Carr Ltd, silver platers and electroplaters, who operated from these works in Smithfield, Sheffield, between 1892 and 1919.

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