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Grand Prix Medal, 1878
Grand Prix Medal, 1878
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Brief Description: Awarded to Huntley & Palmers at the Exposition Universelle Grand Prix 1878 in France. Obverse
Subject Date: 1878
Full Description: This is the grand prix medal won at the International Universal Exhibition of 1878 in Paris. Huntley & Palmers were also presented with a decorative banner that can be seen at the Museum of Reading. The prize jury praised the company, calling it an 'unrivalled house, known throughout the world for its enormous output and for the excellent quality of its products.' The prize established the firm's reputation abroad but because of trade barriers Huntley & Palmers did not exhibit again in Europe until 1900 in Paris.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Paris, France
Dimensions: Height: 10.0cm (case open), Width: 10.0cm, Depth: 10.0cm
Subject: social history, events, trade <food mfr>, commemoratives, International Universal Exhibition
Content Type: medal & box
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1996.242.8
Unique ID: rm-rm-1996_242_8~1_552-i-01-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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