Franklin Institute Plaquette

Object Number: 
1942.236
Date: 
1938
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/16 in. ( 6.9 x 4.8 x 0.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "AUG.C.FRANK PHILADELPHIA"
Description: 
Steel electroplated plaquette with obverse showing bust of Benjamin Franklin facing left with scrolling banner above, bearing inscription: "1824/THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE/PHILADELPHIA/1938"; inscription in exergue: "IN HONOR OF/BENJAMIN FRANKLIN." Reverse contains inscription: "ELECTROPLATED/AT/The Franklin Institute/with/DUPONT/reg.u.s.pat.off./CHEMICALS/E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.Inc./Electroplating Division/Wilmington Delaware." Circular hole punched at center of top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Abram Joseph Abeloff
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group