|Name||Mappin, Joseph & Brothers|
|Location||Queen's Cutlery Works, Sheffield and London|
|Dates of Operation||c.1810 - c.1880|
The following is taken directly from the Sheffield Museums website:
- The roots of the firm can be traced to around 1810, when Joseph Mappin established a family business, which became known as Mappin Brothers, making and selling cutlery on Norfolk Street. Internal disputes led to Newton Mappin leaving Mappin Brothers to set up his own electroplating business around the 1850s, which soon became Mappin & Webb.
- By the end of the 1880s, Mappin Brothers was purchased by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co of London. In contrast, Mappin & Webb continued to enjoy commercial success, to the extent that Newton Mappin was able to purchase back Mappin Brothers from its London owner during the early 1900s.