Scientific Instrument Makers

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Arthur Radburn
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Scientific Instrument Makers

Postby Arthur Radburn » 02 Mar 2018, 20:01

An unusual design : the arms of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (in London), granted by the College of Arms in 1956 :

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Arms : Tierced in pairle Azure, Or and Argent, ten cubes conjoined in perspective 4, 3 ,2 and 1, the tops also Or, the dexter and sinister sides Sable and Azure respectively.

Crest : On a wreath of the colours, an antique bronze bust of Minerva proper, the eyes Argent.

Supporters : On the dexter side a figure representing Michael Faraday habited in a festal gown of a Doctor of Civil Law of the University of Oxford and holding in the exterior hand a representation of his coil proper, and on the sinister side a figure representing Sir Isaac Newton habited in a gown of a Master of Arts of the University of Cambridge and holding in the exterior hand his telescope also proper.

Motto : Sine nobis scientia languet. [Science languishes without us]
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Arthur Radburn
IAAH Vice-President : Heraldic Education

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Michael F. McCartney
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Re: Scientific Instrument Makers

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 03 Mar 2018, 19:26

Interesting design!!
Michael F. McCartney
Fremont, California

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JMcMillan
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Re: Scientific Instrument Makers

Postby JMcMillan » 04 Mar 2018, 14:30

Well, at least they didn't blazon it as "Per pale or and argent a pile dancetty azure charged with four bars fusily fesswise or, the interstices paly fusily bendwise sable...." oh to hell with it!
Joseph McMillan
Alexandra, Virginia, USA

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Michael F. McCartney
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Re: Scientific Instrument Makers

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 06 Mar 2018, 04:34

:D
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