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Medal - Centenary of Opening of Stockton and Darlington Railway Company
  • Centenary of Opening of Stockton and Darlington Railway Company
    Bayes, Gilbert, born 1872 - died 1953
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Centenary of Opening of Stockton and Darlington Railway Company

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1925 (struck)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bayes, Gilbert, born 1872 - died 1953 (designer)
    Messrs John Pinches Ltd (casters (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Prof. J. Hull Grundy MBE and Mrs Ann Hull Grundy

  • Museum number:

    A.137-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case 6

The medal commemorates the centenary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, also the inaugural journey of George Stephenson’s steam-driven locomotive (Locomotion No. 1) which heralded the birth of railway transportation. It shows Vulcan, the god of fire, holding a model of Locomotion No. 1, with a Pacific Class locomotive in the background.

Physical description

'A workman (Vulcan?) facing left holds a locomotive train in his right hand and a hammer to chest in left hand. In the background is another locomotive train. Inscription.
Reverse: Cojoined busts of Pease and Stephenson between two coat of arms. Inscription.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1925 (struck)

Artist/maker

Bayes, Gilbert, born 1872 - died 1953 (designer)
Messrs John Pinches Ltd (casters (people))

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'FIRST IN THE WORLD 1925' [initialled] 'G.B.'
obverse

'STOCKTON & DARLINGTON RAILWAY - INCLUDED IN LONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 1825-1925' [initialled] 'G.B.'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.7 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Centenary Opening of Stockton and Darlington Railway, by Gilbert Bayes, 1925

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Locomotive; Hammer

Categories

Sculpture; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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