By the early 1820s, business listings confirm that Cutts was trading in Sheffield but seemed to be involved in activities more associated with the town, such as razors and knife making. The 1840s saw the incorporation of Suttons sons, William and Henry with the name changing to JP Cutts & Sons to reflect the change and later during the decade, John Sutton joined the partnership which then became JP Cutts, Sons & Sutton. These short-lived arrangements culminated in 1849 with Henry Cutts moving to Buenos Aires and William Cutts moving away to operate a separate business. This final move did not invoke a change to the name but it left both JP Cutts and John Sutton as the remaining partners until the early 1850s when Suttons son James joined the business which culminated in the final name change to JP Cutts, Sutton & Son by which time they were using the title, Opticians to Her Majesty and advertising an overseas branch in Pearl Street in New York. No corroboration can be found for this Royal accolade but it must be presumed that the Queen had patronised the firm to some extent during this period.
They were not however listed as being exhibitors at The Great Exhibition which would have been the most obvious source for this statement and also a good reason for them creating an overseas premises. By the end of the 1850s, both Cutts and Sutton had died, leaving the business under the sole ownership of James Sutton and under his stewardship, the company went on to exhibit at the 1862 London Exhibition where they were noted for their, well made microscope and telescopes. The business continued until its dissolution in 1887.This microscope is likely to date to the very early period of the partnership of Cutts, Sutton & his son given the style of the instrument and therefore can be dated to the early part of the 1850s. Jason Clarke Antiques are happy to discuss carriage, condition or for any other queries, alternatively, you can also message me and I will endeavour to come back to you as soon as possible. I have a number of beautiful antiques for sale, so please feel free to browse my other items. The item "EARLY VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD CASED COMPOUND MICROSCOPE BY JP CUTTS SUTTON & SON" is in sale since Saturday, April 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes".
The seller is "jason750_1" and is located in newbury, Berkshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.