In 1831 Samuel Fox left Bradwell. He went to work as a wire drawer with Samuel Cocker.
In 1842 Samuel Fox came to Stocksbridge to set up his own wire drawer factory.
In 1851 Samuel Fox started manufacturing the Paragon umbrella.
Samuel Fox also made crinolines. Crinolines is a stiffened or hooped petticoat worn to make a long skirt stand out
Samuel Fox built a train station, and he expanded his factory to keep up with demand.