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Joseph Hancock
Biographical Account:

Joseph Hancock was one of the first manufacturers in Sheffield to realise the commercial possibilities of Old Sheffield Plate. During the early stages of its development, its use was limited to small items such as snuff boxes and buttons. Hancock expanded the market for Old Sheffield Plate by using it to make useful items for the home such as saucepans, coffee pots and candlesticks.

After a short time, Hancock stopped making finished items and began to specialise in rolling sheets of Old Sheffield Plate for other manufacturers.  

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