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Sheffield Assay Office Reflects on 240 years of History.

19
Nov

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013

The Sheffield Assay Office recently celebrated its 240th anniversary. Throughout its rich history the Assay Office has worked to uphold the reputation of the Steel City as one of the premier locations in the world for metal assay, silversmithing and metallurgy.   As part of the anniversary celebrations, the entire Assay Office...

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Meet the Team At Sheffield Assay Office.

8
Nov

Friday, Nov 08, 2013

Team Member – Andy Gaymond Role with SAO – Maintenance Manager   Andy Gaymond began working for the Assay Office in 1984 as a Hallmarker/Maintenance worker. Over the next 29 years he worked in production sampling, hallmarking and maintenance whilst attending college to gain a City and Guilds and then progressing to an Advance...

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Meet the Team At Sheffield Assay Office.

15
Oct

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013

Team Member – Jackie Walker Role with SAO – Hallmarking Production Manager Jackie first started working for Sheffield Assay Office as a temporary Press Hallmarker covering the Christmas period in 1995. In 1996 she began working part-time permanently and progressed over the coming years to a full time employee in this role. T...

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Congratulations to Chairman, Chris Heaton on Completing Challenge 30

30
Sep

Monday, Sep 30, 2013

Throughout September, Sheffield Assay Office chairman, Chris Heaton has been tirelessly working through Challenge 30. This involved Chris completing a marathon a day for 30 days in aid if the Brathay Trust. Yesterday, Sunday 29th of September 2013 he successfully completed the final challenge! It was decided to run the final da...

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Lead Crystal Glass Factsheet

20
Sep

Friday, Sep 20, 2013

What is Lead Crystal Glass? Lead crystal glass is one of the four main categories of glass primarily used for decorative purposes. It becomes ‘lead’ glass when lead oxide is added during the manufacturing stage to replace calcium oxide. The lead is added as it reduces the temperature of the molten material to allow for increase...

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Assay Office Marks 240 Years of Sterling Work in Sheffield

20
Sep

Friday, Sep 20, 2013

The Sheffield Assay Master, Ashley Carson, has today spoken of the important role the Sheffield Assay Office has played in the city’s history as the organisation celebrates its 240th anniversary in what has been a year of milestones for Sheffield and its past, present and future expertise in all things metal.   The Assay Office...

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Celebrating 240 Years of Sheffield Assay Office

11
Sep

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013

Today, Wednesday 11th of September 2013, Sheffield Assay Office celebrates its 240th Anniversary. As one of the UK’s four remaining Assay Offices, Sheffield Assay Office was first established in 1773 when an Act of Parliament gave the city the right to assay silver and bestow the town mark upon items of top quality. The Act ap...

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Meet the Team At Sheffield Assay Office.

9
Sep

Monday, Sep 09, 2013

Team Member – Matthew Wood Role with SAO – Analytical Services Team Leader Matthew Wood, or Matt as he is prefers to be known, completed a BSC (Hons) Environmental Services degree at the University of Derby in 2002. He then started working for SAO within our gold cupellation and bullion melting foundry. Over the last 10 years ...

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