Pangborn Brothers Medal

Copied Joseph E. Renier, Ralph J. Menconi, Pangborn Brothers Medal, 1954, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.41

Artwork Details

Title
Pangborn Brothers Medal
Founders
Medallic Art Company
Date
1954
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 12 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior — industry — factory
  • Landscape — Maryland — Hagerstown
  • Portrait male — Pangborn, John C. — bust
  • Figure group — male — bust
  • Portrait male — Pangborn, Thomas W. — bust
  • Landscape — bird’s eye view
Object Number
1967.93.41

Artwork Description

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.