From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. J Dixon & Sons (James Dixon & Sons) founded 1806 in Sheffield. Was one of the major British manufacturers in the Industrial Revolution. And also the world leader in manufacturing shooting accessories thru the late Victorian era.
And numerous other items from precision tools to aircraft propellors, They were particularly known as whistle. Makers, known for their outstanding quality; they were one of the 4 great whistle makers , the others being W Dowler & Sons. It was located first at Silver Street (1806), Cornish Place. Their registered trade mark since 1879 was a Trumpet with a Banner hanging from it. The firm continued to be a family run enterprise until 1976.
And ceaced manufacturing shooting accessories. Whistles first appeared in a Dixon catalogue in 1883 though some of their whistles appeared in gun, rifles & sporting goods catalogs of American manufacturers & distributors as early as 1872 for [dog call]s made of Britannia metal. Early models of Dixon horn made Round pea whistle were in use with carriage drivers & railway conductors since the 1840s and mailmen of the Post Office as early as 1850.
Models, whistle types & Materials. Dixon manufactured whistles of Sterling Silver. German silver also known as nickel silver. , gun metal, Britannia metal, ivory , and horn, often using cocoa wood for fipples, A unique feature by which their round pea whistles can be identified. Dixon models were intended mostly for outdoor sporting goods, such as hunting related dog calls, shooting gadgets combination whistles, extractors of various kinds and round whistles (in multiple sizes of over 50 different models), Beaufort whistles & double chamber type.
D Dixon did not make Escargot-type whistles. It was not known that Dixon & Sons made general service whistles (GSWs) until 2006 when one was discovered. At 1938 The family donated a collection of whistles made by Dixon to the City of Sheffield, the collection is displayed at the City Hall and pictured at a brochure about Sheffield's arm accsesories makers. (See Picture in External link).The item "ANTIQUE ENGLISH SHEFFIELD SILVER JAMES DIXON LIDDED JASPERWARE BEER STEIN 1880'S" is in sale since Wednesday, March 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Other Lidded Steins". The seller is "lhowardestates" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.