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380, Lot: 714. Estimate $100.
Sold for $60. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. Sir Joseph Whitworth, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist. 1803-1887. Æ Medal (57mm, 104.5 g, 12h). Whitworth Scholarship – Prize Medal. By J.S. and A.B. Wyon. Dated 21 December 1803 and 1868. Presented to James Tasker, 1884. ·:· SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH · BART ·: FRS ·: DCL ·: LLD ·:·/ BN:· DECR · XXI :· MD(CCC)III, bust left / A DIFFERENCE OF ONE MILLIONTH OF AN INCH IS MEASVRED BY/ VSING FOVR TRVE PLANES IN CONCERT, precision screw machine; WHITWORTH/ SCHOLARSHIPS/ FOVNDED/ MD(CCC)LXVII. Engraved on adge, JAMES TASKER · 1884 ·. Eimer –; BHM –. EF. In original case of issue, broken hinge.