Charles Frederick Chandler Medal

Charles Frederick Chandler Medal

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Charles Frederick Chandler was a chemist, a professor, and an active proponent of public health and consumer safety. Following his retirement from Columbia University, alumni established the Charles Frederick Chandler Medal for outstanding achievements in chemical science. Leo Baekeland was the first recipient. This is his gold medal. The obverse has a portrait bust facing right, and “THE CHARLES FREDERICK CHANDLER MEDAL / 1864-1910.” The reverse has “AWARDED TO / LEO HENDRICK / BAEKELAND / BY / COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY / 1914” and “TIFFANY & CO.”
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Charles Frederick Chandler Medal
medal
date made
1914
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 48 mm; 1 7/8 in
ID Number
1982.0034.33d
catalog number
1982.0034.33d
accession number
1982.0034
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. William Karraker
subject
Bakelite
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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