Commemorative Plaque

2007/001

Commemorative plaque unveiled  by HRH Duke of Edinburgh as part of the Telford 250 birthday celebrations.

SKU: 2007/001 Category:

Description

Duplicate commemorative plaque unveiled on 2 July 2007 by HRH Duke of Edinburgh on a visit to Telford College, Edinburgh as part of the Telford 250 birthday celebrations. The plaque is accompanied by a second plaque which explains why the item has a connection with Heriot-Watt University.

The plaque recognises Telford’s engineering knowledge promotion and his collaboration with James Watt from 1799 on London Bridge replacement, the Caledonian Canal and water supply. For Glasgow Waterworks, Watt invented an iron pumping main with flexible “lobster tail” joints laid under water across the bed of the Clyde at Dalmarnock.

This item was on display at the University’s main entrance but is currently held in store.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2007/001

Item Type

Short Description

Commemorative plaque unveiled by HRH Prince Philip as part of the Telford 250 birthday celebrations

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

2007

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

460 (W) x 380 (H) x 3

Donor

Date Donated

May 2007

Materials

Bronzed gilding metal (an alloy of copper 95% and zinc) and stainless steel

Condition

Good

Display Location