1917/18 Gorham Bronze American Car and Foundry Company medal - image 1 of 16

This WW1 era bronze medal was made by the Gorham Bronze Company and is signed on the side. It is dated 1917-1918 on the obverse, at the bottom. The obverse design shows a man, ready to swing a mallet and strike a snake coiled around a German style helmet which is on the anvil to his left. On the man's right stand 2 large artillery shells. Part of a large multi barreled gun or cannon can be seen in the background on the left. I'm not sure what is in the background on the right. To me it looks like it maybe a crane or derrick of some sort. Around the border it reads "Presented by the American Car and Foundry Company". The reverse is a depiction of lady liberty. The sun is shown on the lower left casting its rays across the medal. A little depiction of the statue of liberty can se seen next to the sun. "For service faithfully rendered" is written below liberty's outstretched arm. This medal's surface looks a bit rough in the pictures. It looks a lot less so in person when looking at the medal with the naked eye. Overall this is an attractive WW1 era medal with a great design.

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1917/18 Gorham Bronze American Car and Foundry Company medal


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