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Victorian Gent

 

A bust of Mark Firth, benefactor to the University of Sheffield, after whom "Firth Hall" - the ceremonial hall in the university - is named.  Mark further developed the family firm founded by his father, Thomas, whose success was built on the manufacture of crinoline hoops! Mark died relatively young - he was 61 - and the Firth-Brown company ultimately became part of British Steel and was then hived off as Sheffield Forgemasters International, Ltd - which is still producing steel in Sheffield.

 

Victorian Gent

 

A bust of Mark Firth, benefactor to the University of Sheffield, after whom "Firth Hall" - the ceremonial hall in the university - is named.  Mark further developed the family firm founded by his father, Thomas, whose success was built on the manufacture of crinoline hoops! Mark died relatively young - he was 61 - and the Firth-Brown company ultimately became part of British Steel and was then hived off as Sheffield Forgemasters International, Ltd - which is still producing steel in Sheffield.

 

comments (3)

  • Ray
  • Surin, Thailand
  • 29 Sep 2015, 02:25
Was he left-handed, Tom?
Tom Wilson: No idea, Ray - in this mode he appears to be no-handed smile
A fine portrait Tom!
Tom Wilson: Yes, nice bit of work. No idea who did it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2015, 06:28
What a grand looking man he is!
Tom Wilson: He certainly is - carries the beard well, I think smile

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