Plaque (Sir Arthur Whitten Brown) in Box

Wedgwood, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Wedgwood, Manufacturer
Description
Plaque in Cameo style of Sir Arthur Whitten Brown in Box. -1 The plaque is ceramic (Wedgwood) and oval in shape with a white border. The bust of Sir Arthur is in profile facing left. He can be seen wearing a cap and uniform with a tie. His bust is in white on a light blue background. The back is light blue with the following words printed in gold lettering: "Sir Arthur Whitten Brown 1886 - 1948 Who with Sir John Alcock made the first Transatlantic Flight June 14th - 15th 1919 No.1 of a series struck specially by Wedgwood for Short Brothers & Harland Limited Arnold Machin.A.R.A.Sculp." The word "Wedgwood" is inscribed below, and underneath that is inscribed the letter "J". -2 Box made of leatherette and with a navy velvet lining and an oval well to accommodate the plaque. The lid of the box has a white satin lining with a label which says: "The First Atlantic Crossing Sir Arthur Whitten Brown, K.B.E., who died in 1948, was navigator to Sir John Alcock, K.B.E., D.S.C., on this historic flight. Alcock and Brown took off from /.../ SHORT BROTHERS/ AND HARLAND LIMITED / Queens Island, Belfast.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Ceramic
Processed Material/Textile/Velvet
Processed Material/Textile/Satin
Signature/Marks and Type
Sir Arthur Whitten Brown
1886 - 1948
Who with Sir John Alcock made the first Transatlantic Flight June 14th - 15th 1919
No.1 of a series struck specially by Wedgwood for Short Brothers & Harland Limited
Arnold Machin.A.R.A.Sculp. Printed
The First Atlantic Crossing
Sir Arthur Whitten Brown, K.B.E., who died in 1948, was navigator to Sir John Alcock, K.B.E., D.S.C., on this historic flight.
Alcock and Brown took off from St. John's, Newfoundland, on June 14th, 1919, and landed 16 hours later at Clifden, in Ireland. Their achievement gained the "Daily Mail" £10,000 prize for the first direct Atlantic crossing by aeroplane. Shorts are proud to dedicate this plaque, the first in a series struck especially by Wedgwood, to the memory of a very gallant British airman.
Short Brothers and Harland Limited
Queens Island, Belfast Printed
SIR ARTHUR WHITTEN BROWN / 1886-1948 / WHO WITH SIR JOHN ALCOCK / MADE THE FIRST / TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT / JUNE 14TH - 15TH / 1919 / NO 1 OF A SERIES STRUCK / SPECIALLY BY WEDGWOOD FOR / SHORT BROTHERS & HARLAND LIMITED / ARNOLD MACHIN.A.R.A.Sculp.
Accession No
1981.471
Credit Line
Wedgwood. Plaque (Sir Arthur Whitten Brown) in Box, 1981.471. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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