Arthur Price History

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1865

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1865

Arthur Price born 3rd March.

1902

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1902

Arthur Price & Co. Ltd is founded.

1911

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1911

Start casting nickel silver ingots.

1912

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1912

Supply cutlery to RMS Titanic.

1913

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1913

Stainless steel invented by Harry Brearly in Sheffield.

1922

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1922

First to manufacture chromium plate spoons and forks.

1925

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1925

First to produce stainless steel cutlery in volume.

1930

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1930

First cutlery company to guarantee its products.

1935

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1935

The largest customer of the Birmingham Assay office.

1936

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1936

Arthur dies, sons Arthur and Fredrick take over. 

1939

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1939

The onset of war creates a drop in the demand for silverware.

1942

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1942

Arthur Junior dies aged 50.

1943

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1943

Win contract and secure future with the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

1949

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1949

John, son of Frederick, takes over.

1954

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1954

Food rationing ends in Britain.

1957

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1957

Double the size of Sheffield factory.

1968

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1968

'Hey Jude' becomes the Beatles' 15th UK number one single.

1977

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1977

Granted Royal Warrant by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.

1982

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1982

Simon, son of John, joins the business when it relocates to Lichfield, Staffordshire.

1988

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1988

Awarded second Royal Warrant to His Royal Highness, The Prince Of Wales.

1994

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1994

Purchase competitor George Butler.

1997

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1997

James Cameron releases Titanic, it goes on to win 11 Academy Awards.

1999

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1999

Sterling silver canteen presented to the Beckhams as wedding gift.

2000

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2000

Supplied 1 million teaspoons to celebrate the Millennium.

2001

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2001

Launch silver-plated frame collection with Lord Patrick Lichfield.

2010

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2010

Launch cutlery range with lifestyle writer and designer, Sophie Conran.

2010

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2010

Supply bespoke items to the newly refurblished Savoy, one of the most iconic hotels in the world.

2012

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2012

James, Simon's eldest son, joins the business - a 5th generation Price.

2014

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2014

Opened first concession in the Middle East.

1865

Arthur Price is born on 3rd March 1865.