New England Society for Promotion of Manufactures and Mechanical Arts
Christian Gobrecht (American, about 1785–1844)
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Vermeule: “Obv: Bust of Archimedes to the right, wearing a fillet in the hair and a tunic about the shoulders. Rev:Three medallions, two round and one, below, oval, containing a spinning machine or loom, a lathe or a printing press and a steamboat. GENIUS, INTELLIGENCE, AND INDUSTRY TRIUMPH In the burst of rays or ‘glory’ are are the names of scientists of all ages: (top to bottom) ARCHIMEDES, GALILEO, NEWTON, FRANKLIN, and FULTON.
1913, gift of Henry H. Fay (b. 1848 - d. 1920), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay