British Factory Mascots

Manufacturer:  Armstrong-Siddeley 1919-1960.  Sphinx With Jets.

Sphinx With Jets on wings, produced from 1953 to 1958.  Made from die-cast zinc and chrome plated.  Used on the 346 Sapphire and later on the Star Sapphire.  The jet engines on the wings was to represent the building of the Sapphire Jet Engines at their factory in Coventry.  Armstrong Siddeley and from 1959 known as Bristol Siddeley, built Sapphire Jet engines, although rockets were built from 1949 to 1960.