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A real puzzle Samuel Osborn Steels in Sheffield
« on: Tuesday 26 January 16 20:33 GMT (UK) »
The attached photo has recently come into my possession and I wondered if anyone could shed any light on who they are and what is happening. I know very little about the photo except,

The man on the left is Bernard Lee Collins who died aged 67 in Dec 1956 and worked at Samuel Osborn Steels in Sheffield as a Metallurgist.

I wondered if it could be some sort of retirement do in 1954, the clothes look about right other than that I am stuck.

Does anyone recognise any of the other two men or have any suggestions at all please

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Re: A real puzzle
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 20:46 GMT (UK) »
 I would think that the chair has some significance, not really the sort of thing you would give someone as a retirement present though. I wonder of that plaque/ notice on the wall gives any clues as to where it was, can you scan that any clearer?
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Re: A real puzzle
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Timing wise [age 65] it does seem like a retirement - perhaps Bernard was handing over whatever role used the chair to a younger man? Seems to be trying it for comfort & size  ??? Or perhaps Bernard had been appointed to a particular role now that HE was retired? And was being shown the chair of office...

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Re: A real puzzle
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 20:55 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the suggestion. It is an old photo, I have scanned it in at 600dpi already, any more and it just goes blurred, sorry.
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Re: A real puzzle
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 20:57 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if the man on the right is the '' younger man'' ???  I would suggest they are all in their 60s.

On the chair as a retirement gift.. I have seen it , but more the recliner type.

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Couple of old fellas you may want to chase up from this forum for more info

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Re: A real puzzle
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 21:02 GMT (UK) »
They held a centenary banquet in 1951, maybe rehearsing for the speeches.

Not suggesting the table behind was the entire banquet  ;D ;D

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Re: A real puzzle
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 21:09 GMT (UK) »
I think the chair is a retirement gift.  It appears to be brand new and it looks to be a staged photo with great attention being paid to the chair.

BLC was a metallurgist in 1911, perhaps at the same works.
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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 22:43 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Geoff.
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Re: A real puzzle Samuel Osborn Steels in Sheffield
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 January 16 15:21 GMT (UK) »
While I was trying to improve the sign behind BLC's right shoulder I found that the top rail carried the Corporate logo of Samuel Osborn Steels. It is looking more like a presentation of some sort.

Thanks for all the suggestions
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Brackenbury, Gurnell and Willson in Lincolnshire and now Nottinghamshire
Marples in Derbyshire and Yorkshire
Heginbotham in Derbyshire