Tweedale's has two listings for Toothill:
- Robert Toothill - listed as a Manufacturer of First-Rate Electro-Plated and Britannia Metal Goods". Says he advertised in the the local directory (Sheffield, I presume) up until 1860 and is presumed to have died shortly after.
- Henry Toothill - started around 1837 and retired by 1881. Listed as a manufacturer of Pen & Pencil Knives, Scissor Knives, Knife Scissors, Rule Knives, Desk Knives, Erasers, Tumble Downs, Castrators, &c, &c".
Very interesting piece of cutlery. Tweedale does not make any mention of marks used by either of the Toothills or of either of there marks being purchased or used by subsequent cutlery firms.
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