150 years since the birth of Sheffield's Harry Brearley - the inventor of stainless steel

It was the invention which changed the world and helped troops in the First World War and the man behind Stainless Steel Harry Brearley would have been 150 this month.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 3:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 4:02 pm
Harry Brearley mural by local artist Faunagraphic, Howard Street, 2013
Harry Brearley mural by local artist Faunagraphic, Howard Street, 2013

These pictures have been donated from Picture Sheffield, the city’s archive, and show an insight in to the fascinating world to the scientist who helped give the Steel City its name.

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Harry Brearley 1871-1948, Inventor of Stainless Steel

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Harry Brearley being presented the Freedom of the City, 1939
Assembling stainless steel pocket knives, George Ibberson and Co, 1950
Group at Firth Vickers Stainless Steels Ltd with the name plate for the Master Cutler, c. 1950s
The crest of HMS Sheffield was made as a casting in Staybrite Steel, 1950
'Stay Bright' wall mural, Backfields, , 2015
Two surviving relatives of Harry Brearley(Inventor of Stainless Steel) visited the Portland Works,Randall Street,where he used to work.Pictured are Anne Brearley(Great Neice) and Hannah Brearley(Great Great Grand-Daughter)
The memorial to Harry Brearley at Blackmore Street, Attercliffe
Harry Brearley Plaque at Sheffield Railway Station unveiled