Reference numberMOB/102
TitlePlaque bearing the Royal Society coat of arms
ArtistNobel Industries, Imperial Chenical Industries
DescriptionBrass plaque bearing an impression of the Royal Society coat of arms. The arms were engraved by explosives and the plaque sprayed with a varnish layer. In original carry case inscribed: 'ARMS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY BRASS PLAQUE (sprayed with Necolustre Ardeer May 1948/ B. M. C. 5 Box B' and label inscribed: 'This Plaque has been sprayed with "Necolustre". Ardeer. May 1948'. 'Ardeer' refers to the ICI's factory in Ardeer, Ayrshire.
MaterialsBrass, varnish
Dimensions304 mm (h) x 260 mm (w) x 5 mm (d)
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePresented to the Royal Society in 1948 by the Imperial Chemical Industries: 'Reported a gift by the Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. of a brass plaque bearing an impression of the Society's arms whih had been cut by eplosive (the Munroe effect).' [CMP/17, pp.437]
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