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Leo Baekeland (1863-1944) earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Ghent when he was just 21 years old. A few years later, he won a competition open to recent graduates from Belgian universities. This silver frond is part of his prize. The inscriptions on the stem read “HOMME DE LA VILLE DE GAND” and “LEO BAEKELAND” and “PREMIER EN SCIENCES CHIMIQUES” and “COURS DE L’ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hommage de la ville de Gand
medal
date made
1887
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 33 cm x 6.5 cm; 13 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
1982.0034.33g
catalog number
1982.0034.33g
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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