As a result of profitable railway investments during the s and 40s Edward was able to gain control of the business, which continued operating under the name of Naylor Vickers at Millsands, Sheffield. By the s Edward had begun to hand over the running of the firm to his sons Thomas and Albert. His firm was one of the three largest crucible steel manufacturers in Sheffield. Tom before the age of 21 was put in charge of the hammers and rolling mills. As the demand for crucible steel rapidly grew new works were needed and a new site was set up on the River Don in Brightside district of Sheffield. The River Don works opened in The company used the German Riepe process pouring crucible steel into specially treated clay moulds capturing the market share for steel castings. The firm were noted for the production of cast steel bells, popular because they could withstand extremes of temperature and be heard over great distances. In the firm was incorporated as Vickers, Sons and Co.
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