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steeley
02-20-2012, 11:58 PM
http://www.limepic.com/img/ianspoonerpwks201007.jpghttp://www.limepic.com/img/portlandworksblb.jpgI really like this project and the home of the man who invented stainless steel.http://www.portlandworks.co.uk/

sachem allison
02-21-2012, 12:00 AM
cool stuff

steeley
02-21-2012, 12:01 AM
http://www.limepic.com/img/ianspoonerpwks20qeq.jpghttp://www.limepic.com/img/ianspoonerpwks20qoq.jpghttp://www.limepic.com/img/ianspoonerpwks20www.jpghttp://www.limepic.com/img/ianspoonerpwks201018.jpg

Dave Martell
02-21-2012, 12:16 AM
I never heard of this company before, thanks for sharing this.

steeley
02-21-2012, 12:21 AM
http://www.limepic.com/img/122ztz.jpg

Dave Martell
02-21-2012, 12:23 AM
http://www.limepic.com/img/122ztz.jpg


That's beautiful!

steeley
02-21-2012, 12:36 AM
That was for you Dave, the history and now the project to keep it around is very interesting and the older gent with the newer knife makers .

apicius9
02-21-2012, 12:37 AM
Dave, I agree, but I am looking at the girls and you Are probably looking at the machine of which I don't even know what it is... :)

Stefan

Phip
02-21-2012, 12:37 AM
Excellent photography. Haven't thought about Sheffield for a couple of decades. Nice reminder.

Dave Martell
02-21-2012, 01:32 AM
That was for you Dave, the history and now the project to keep it around is very interesting and the older gent with the newer knife makers .


I just read up on the whole save the works project, that's really something they're undertaking there.

Dave Martell
02-21-2012, 01:32 AM
Dave, I agree, but I am looking at the girls and you Are probably looking at the machine of which I don't even know what it is... :)

Stefan


LOL :D

steeley
02-21-2012, 01:43 AM
Sort of like Save Our Heritage here in the states.

TB_London
02-21-2012, 11:05 PM
Stuart Mitchell is still making kitchen knives from the works, there is a petition to try and save it and all signatures count

http://www.gopetition.com/petition/43409.html

PierreRodrigue
02-21-2012, 11:34 PM
Signed

sachem allison
02-21-2012, 11:39 PM
Signed
me too!

add
02-22-2012, 12:26 AM
http://www.limepic.com/img/ianspoonerpwks201007.jpg

This.

If it hasn't already- should win a big frikken art/photography/historical architecture- composition award.

:yammer:

GLE1952
02-22-2012, 11:56 AM
Signed

WillC
03-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Here is the Portland Works site. It seems they have fought off the developers and are trying to get enough investment to buy the buildings between a group of parties and shareholders in order to keep the place alive for the creative and engineering businesses now using it. Lots of info here.
http://www.portlandworks.co.uk/

Crothcipt
03-05-2012, 07:31 PM
nice shares for a 100 lbs. I as-sum-e that is reasonable in England. May have to budget for a donation.