This business began in about 1849 as Edward Ogden & Co, Castle Hill. Edward Ogden was 32-year-old cutlery manufacturer, living in Pond Street. By 1852 he had launched Ogden Brothers with his brother Samuel. The Castle Hill business was listed as a manufacturer of table and spring cutlery, and plated, silver, and dessert knives. By 1856, another partner, John Derby, had joined the enterprise, which was now based at Surrey Works in Eyre Lane. It advertised in the local directories as a merchant and manufacturer of a wide range of cutlery, including sole maker of Roberts’ patent fast-handle table knives and forks. The partnership was bankrupt in 1861 and the stock of Ogden Bros and John Derby & Co was sold from Sydney Works, Sydney Street (Sheffield Independent, 25 November 1861). Samuel Ogden, ‘manager’, Hermitage Street, died on 23 April 1872, aged 60. He was buried in the General Cemetery’s unconsecrated section. Derby later established his own business.