Learn about Stokes (australasia) Ltd

Thomas Stokes a diesinker and electroplater was born in Birmingham in 1831, and arrived in Victoria in the 1850s, to join the search for gold. Soon after, presumably being unsuccessful in his quest or gold he established a business in Melbourne as a “Die Sinker and Medallist, Stamper and Token Maker”, and soon after added electroplating to the services he was able to supply.

By the 1880s he was employing 30 tradesmen and apprentices. The company's specialty was badges and at about this time they were producing coat and collar badges for schools, colleges, lodges and associations, the Victorian Railways, Salvation Army and the Australian Army. The business became a proprietary concern in 1911, re-named Stokes & Son Pty Ltd., and in 1962 Stokes became a public company, renamed Stokes (Australasia) Ltd

In the 1950s the company diversified into manufacturing components for the automotive and domestic appliance industries, and became one of Australia's leading suppliers to these industries.

Today, Stokes is a publicly listed company, with offices and representatives throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific. more...
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Pair of Stokes & Sons silver plated napkin rings made in Australia, decorated with kookaburra, kangaroo, emu and boomerang, 11 cm wide approx

Silver plated coffee pot & water jug. Buckingham coffee pot; & Stokes water jug. Height 23 cm (jug)

Three pieces of plated Australiana, a Sheffield plate creamer, a sugar bowl an egg spoon and a Renaissance style jug. Includes a pair of boomerang knife rests by Stokes, a three pronged serving fork with a timber handle and emu finial by Stokes, a souvenir

Collection of 4 Australiana figural napkin rings, early 20th century, silver plate, depicting kangaroo, emu, swan and boomerang type, two with makers retailers/makers marks, Stokes & Sons, and Stuart Dawson. Heights: 4.5-5.5 cm

Pair of Australian silver plated napkin rings, with bases in the shape of Tasmania and mounted with kangaroos. Make by Stokes & Sons, Sydney

A collection of items by Stokes & Sons, comprising a silver kangaroo, emu and map napkin ring, a goblet and a pair of napkin rings; and a pair of silver plate berry spoons, asparagus tongs and three Australian motif napkin rings (10)

Australian Arts & Crafts EPNS lidded jug. By Stokes (stamped with boomerang and star). Height 16 cm

An Australian E.P.N.S. Serviette ring with kangaroo motif. Stokes & Son, Melbourne.

An Australian E.P.N.S. Serviette ring. Surmounted with emu, kangaroo & boomerang. Made by Stokes & Son, Melbourne.

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