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Sculpture: Medals: A.D.T. Burglary and Fire Protection Medal (design for obverse)
A.D.T. Burglary and Fire Protection Medal (design for obverse)


A.D.T. Burglary and Fire Protection Medal (design for obverse)
1955
Joseph E. Renier
bronze
3 in. (7.7 cm) diam.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
1967.93.55
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ADT was known as the American District Telegraph when it was organized in 1874. The obverse of Joseph Renier’s design depicts a Roman warrior whose shield symbolizes the protection offered by ADT. to industries and homes. Research has not revealed the purpose for which this medal was designed.


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