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Sheffield Assay Office Announce Overseas Hallmarking Branch Opening During Visit from Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg

2
May

Friday, May 02, 2014

The Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce the opening of the first UK Assay Office overseas branch, in Malpensa, just outside of Milan, Italy on 28 April 2014. Nick Clegg, the UK Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP, attended the Assay Office on 25 April in a commemorative visit to mark the announcement. In F...

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Galvanise and Sheffield’s Assay Office Celebrate First Limited Edition Coin Stamping with Artist Jonathan Wilkinson

17
Mar

Monday, Mar 17, 2014

Galvanise and Sheffield’s Assay Office Celebrate First Limited Edition Coin Stamping with Artist Jonathan Wilkinson Assay Master Ashley Carson and artist Jonathan Wilkinson oversea the stamping of the first Galvanize celebratory limited edition coins that will be Sheffield’s calling card to other UK cities and the rest of the w...

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Announcement: Sheffield Assay Office Jewellery Commission Opportunity

23
Jan

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014

Sheffield Assay Office is offering a commission award of £300.00 (including VAT if applicable) to produce a piece of jewellery to commemorate a special occasion in the Sheffield Assay Office’s history. The piece of jewellery which would expand on the Jeweller/ Silversmith’s own personal design practice, the piece must be predomi...

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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

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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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