• Short Summary

    For three years the design center's been encouraging originality and good workmanship in industry, and today the Duke of Edinburgh's prize was awarded for the first time.

  • Description

    For three years the design center's been encouraging originality and good workmanship in industry, and today the Duke of Edinburgh's prize was awarded for the first time.

    The Duke arrived at the Centre in London to take the chair at the Selection Committees's meeting and to make the awards. This year sixteen products were on show, each of which was selected for its real contribution to industry.

    The Duke explained that he wished to encourage a positive attitude towards design, and among the exhibits was a mass-produced range of glazed tiles.

    The Duke's prize went to the designer of a refrigerator, which was considered to be in the best modern traditions. And before the large crowd the Duke made the award - worth up to one hundred pounds -- to Mr. C.W.F. Lengman of Oxford - who became the first holder of the Edinburgh Prize for Design.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUW3EY3UX5Y3FPCNYESDZ2E0Q
    Media URN:
    VLVABUW3EY3UX5Y3FPCNYESDZ2E0Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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