Vintage Silver Plated Fish Knives Set
A charming set of Cutlery in the original oak wood box.
There is a copper plate engraved with the person who received the gift set.
A interesting history of this cutlery set.
This is consider an expensive gift at that period of time to give someone silver plated ware. Ms E Mckernan obviously hold special position in the company to receive an expensive gift from the director of the company.
Magee Marshall & Company was a brewery that operated from the Crown Brewery in Bolton, Lancashire, England.
It was founded by David Magee, a brewer and spirit merchant, in 1853. He moved from the Good Samaritan Brewhouse to the Crown Hotel in the 1860s and built the Crown Brewery in Derby Street next to the hotel.
After his death, he was succeeded by his sons, who acquired David Marshall's Grapes Brewery and the Horseshoe Brewery. The company was registered as Magee Marshall & Company Ltd. in 1888. The company acquired Henry Robinson's Brewery in Wigan and Halliwell's Alexandra Brewery. In 1959, it was acquired by Greenall, Whitley and Co and closed in 1970.
The brewery, built around 1900, was in the "traditional brewery style" with a five-storey section for gravity processing and an ornamental tower. Up to the 1950s the company transported water, high in dissolved calcium carbonate content, in tankers by rail from Burton on Trent for the brewing process