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Pangborn Brothers Medal

1954 Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Ralph J. Menconi Born: Union City, New Jersey 1915 Died: Pleasantville, New York 1972 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.41 Not currently on view


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Joseph Renier’s medal commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Pangborn Company of Hagerstown, Maryland, founded by Thomas W. and John C. Pangborn, whose portraits appear on the obverse. The company invented the sandblasting process, which has been used for more than a century in the steelmaking, construction, aerospace, and automobile industries.

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - industry - factory

Figure group - male - bust

Landscape - bird's eye view

Landscape - Maryland - Hagerstown

Portrait male - Pangborn, John C. - bust

Portrait male - Pangborn, Thomas W. - bust

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Joseph E. Renier

Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966

About Ralph J. Menconi

Born: Union City, New Jersey 1915 Died: Pleasantville, New York 1972

About Medallic Art Company

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