Harry Brearley – the Sheffield man who invented stainless steel – will be honoured at the iconic Portland Works in the city as it marks its 140th anniversary.

A plaque dedicated to and acknowledging the significant work of Harry will be unveiled on by Kevin McCabe, Chairman and Co-Owner of Sheffield United Football Club (the Blades). Mr McCabe has financed the plaque.

At Portland Works, Harry brought his newly developed stainless steel to the then factory manager Ernest Stuart at the company R. F. Mosley, Portland Works, Randall Street. The very first “rusnorstain” [stainless] knife blades were made in 1914 and the rest is history!

This year is the 140th anniversary of the opening of the factory now a Grade 2* listed building.


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