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Bronze Bust of Lord Hirst, by S.H. Paulon, 1936

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Inventory Number: 14884
Object Type:
Persons: S. H. Paulon
Date Created: Dated 1936
Accession Number: 2004-9/576
Brief Description: Bronze Bust of Hugo Hirst, 1936, on green marble socle, by S.H. Paulon.

Hugo Hirst (1863-1943), later Lord Hirst, was an electrical engineer who co-founded the General Electric Apparatus Company (GEC) with Gustav Byng in 1886. In 1900, the company became a public limited company, the General Electric Company Ltd (GEC), and Hirst became the Managing Director. In 1910, he became Chairman of GEC, a position he retained until his death of heart failure in 1943.
Primary Inscriptions: "S. H. Paulon / 1936" written into shoulder of bust.
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Bronze


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