Joseph Sankey and Son
(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2017. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to 'Oldcopper.org' website.
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Joseph Sankey & Son Bilston, Wolverhampton (in The Black Country, near Birmingham), 1890-1932 for copper and brassware, other sheet metalwork in GKN Group until the 1980s (Four marks plus Neptune).
The 'Neptune' mark used when the 'JS&S' mark was not wanted by some retailers for commercial reasons.
The Sankey Sphinx
The Sankey Sphinx rarely found on copper. (Photo Pam Holmes)
The main Trade Marks from the Wolverhampton website.
The ‘Patent’ hidden in the pattern refers to the patterning process for this tray which was probably engraved and silver plated when first sold.
These are typical of their good quality products. Others are described on the 'English Metalware' site. The history of the company and its products is in detail on the Wolverhampton metalware history site.