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This medal's obverse bears bust of Dickey in center field. To left and right, two panels of text vertically bordered by flowers. In exergue, WILLIAM JAMES DICKEY / 1814 - FOUNDER - 1896 / WM. J. DICKEY
The reverse bears two sheep in central field within ring bearing incuse legend 1838 W · J · DICKEY & SONS 1938 / ONE CENTURY; around, bearded angel and scenes from textile plant; at bottom, open book with flower over it; signed at bottom right, Louis Rosenthal
William James Dickey (1814 - 1896) was the founder of W.J. Dickey & Sons, a Maryland based textile manufacturing company. Founded in Baltimore in 1838, the company remained in business until 1972 when it ceased operations, probably during the demise of most of most U.S. American textile manufacturers due to global competition.
The circular medal measures 76mm in diameter.