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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 2, January 13, 2008, Article 12

MORE ON GORHAM COMPANY MEDALS

George Cuhaj writes: "It was nice to read the Gorham request
in the January 6th E-Sylum.  The archives of the Gorham
Manufacturing Company are now in the library at Brown
University in Providence.

"There is a fellow who cataloged the collection for the
University and can do individual research projects for a
fee. There are some very interesting Gorham Co. plant
photos on the website but the buildings are now all
demolished. I do not know if he ever did a full listing
of medals or segregated out the medallic artists from
the designers of silverware and other items.

"I made use of his services researching a Pennsylvania
Railroad Medal issued in the 1920s, and he was able to
produce a copy of the workroom order ticket for it.

"The contact information is Mr. Samuel Hough, The Owl
at the Bridge LLC, 25 Berwick Lane, Cranston, RI 02905-
3708, owlbridge@verizon.net.  He has done extensive work
on the artisan employees of the company, regarding time
of employment and special project information.

"I had Mr. Hough look up info for me on a Pennsylvania
Railroad Heroic Service Medal which I've known about
since the 1970s (one is in the ANS collection, unawarded),
I acquired two others in the 1990s (one awarded and one
unawarded). He was not able to find info out about the
original 1923-24 order, but did find a work order and
pricing schedule sheet for a modification to a duplicate
die made in 1929 changing the legend name of "Pennsylvania"
to "Long Island", using the same central steam locomotive
motif. I had not seen or heard of a LIRR medal until
that documentation was uncovered, but about 4 months
later, a LIRR modified legend awarded medal shows up
in the July 2007 Coin Galleries sale!"

 DICK JOHNSON ON MEDALS BY THE GORHAM COMPANY
 esylum_v11n01a10.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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