Stay Bright Keep Bright: Impact of stainless steel on everyday life


  • 12-10-2020 to 30-11--0001
  • 10:00 - 16:00
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This exhibition highlights the impact of Harry Brearley's discovery on everyday life.

From the humble table knife to cutting edge surgical instruments, see 'before' and 'after' stainless products, alongside unique stainless pieces from the Hawley Collection.

See examples of everyday products for the home, leisure and surgical markets ‘before' and ‘after' the use of stainless steel, as well as unique and unusual stainless pieces from the Hawley Collection.

Learn about the production of the first stainless table knives by R. F. Mosley & Co. Ltd. and discover the differences in the kitchen which mirrored the changing role of women in post- WWI Britain.