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Since 1760

our history

1787

Whiteley’s moves into the heart of Sheffield, switching from water power to steam power

1838

Enamelled Wilkinson ceremonial scissors presented to Queen Victoria

1854

Elizabeth Whiteley is the first lady to inherit Whiteley’s, and become its first female director

1951

Whiteley’s exhibits at the Festival of Britain

2003

Company creates a set of gold plated scissors for Queen Elizabeth II to mark her visit to the city

2015

First ideas for EXO are conceived

1760

First official documentation of the scissor manufacturing company, William Whiteley’s

1800

Thomas Wilkinson & Sons designs and patents the ‘sidebent’ handle for tailors’ shears

1840

Royal Warrant granted to Thomas Wilkinson & Sons by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria

1875

Whiteley’s acquires Thomas Wilkinson & Sons

1994

Whiteley’s develops a unique design of shears for cutting advanced composite materials

2007

Company relocates to new purpose-built facility at Holbrook

2017

Whiteley’s launches EXO

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