Truro, Free Library and Central Technical Schools

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Date of manufacture and insertion
1899
Number of lights
3
Maker
Fouracre & Son
Main subject
  1. Badge of the Science and Art Department
  2. Arms of Lord Mount Edgcumbe
  3. Arms of Sir Charles Lemon
  4. Seal of the Lord Warden of the Duchy of Cornwall
Subject type
Decorative
Notes
  1. Maker, subjects, insertion, Western Morning News p 5, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  1. Top row, centre: badge of the Science and Art Department, South Kensington. This was a department of the government that existed from to to promote education in art, science, technology and design in Britain and Ireland.
  2. Middle row, left: arms of Sir Charles Lemon. The arms of Baronet Lemon of Carclew are argent on a chevron between three mullets gules an eagle displayed of the field (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 600. , London, Harrison & Sons)
  3. Middle row, centre: arms of Lord Mount Edgcumbe. The arms of Edgcumbe are gules on a bend ermines cotised or, three boars’ heads couped argent (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 314. , London, Harrison & Sons)
  4. Middle row, right: unidentified emblem or arms (argent, a plume of three feathers encircled?) and motto Virtus [est] vitium fugere (Virtue’s first rule is to avoid vice). A badge consisting of a plume of three ostrich feathers is associated with the Prince of Wales, but usually encircled by a royal coronet and with the motto Ich Dien (I serve).
  5. Bottom row, centre: seal of the Lord Warden of the Duchy of Cornwall, an allusion to the fact that Truro was the old stannary capital of Cornwall.