St. Ann's Catholic Primary School – Stocksbridge, Deepcar & Penistone

Why is Samuel Fox Famous?

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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.

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In 1851 Samuel Fox started manufacturing the Paragon umbrella.

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Samuel Fox also made crinolines. Crinolines is a stiffened or hooped petticoat worn to make a long skirt stand out

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More people came to work and live in Stocksbridge because the Paragon umbrella was very popular. The Paragon umbrella sold all over the world.
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Samuel Fox built a train station, and he expanded his factory to keep up with demand.