Hello again, I think I will stop buying old electroplate cutlery so I do not have to keep replying to my own posts. Researching an old meat cleaver turned up another Sheffield cutler using the “Beehive mark”. Picture below.
Gregory Brothers were apparently very well respected for the production of “bladed” kitchenware. A further “delve” on the net found an advert with an apparent date of 1945 from “Graces Guide” and a Sheffield address of “Balmoral Works, Matilda Street, Sheffield” when the trade mark was as seen below with the stylised hammer.
A second associated ad, this time apparently from 1938, gave the address as 37 Matilda Street but had extra information possibly relevant to this post. The ad stated “incorporating the business of Marples & Co, Mary Street, Sheffield” but the ad also carried the below image.
Now it seems a “Beehive” mark was used by another company around a period at the start of the WWII so perhaps it is likely that “Gregory Brothers“ were responsible for the Ordnance Factory spoon and not “Slaters”.