John Nathan writes:
I acquired this object several years ago at an auction held in a small town in mid New York state. It is a U.S. Agricultural Society medal
awarded in 1858 to James, Terry & Co. for the Kedzies Water Filter.
The medal is undamaged and with original patina. Could you please respond with an information you may have regarding its rarity, medal material or
significance of the water filter that was awarded?
The engraver's name is F.N. Mitchell, Boston dated MDCCCLII Medal approx.. measurements 3" dia. , 15/16ths inches thick, scale weight 4 oz.
Encased in a padded leather case 3 ¾" square.
Here are some more images. -Editor
I found the medal listed in the 2009 first edition of the Andrew Harkness book, Agricultural and Mechanical Society Award Medals of the United
States, p192, catalog number Nat-280. The book does not list mintages, valuations or other information - it is just a catalog of known
A second edition has been published, but I do not have it (or if I do, I can't seem to locate it). Can anyone help? Is there any more
information to be had on this medal? Thanks. -Editor
To read an earlier E-Sylum article, see:
AUTHOR'S RESPONSE TO REVIEW OF AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY AWARD MEDALS BOOK
Wayne Homren, Editor
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