Worshipful Company of Horners

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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF HORNERS

London Guild
Established:

Arms of Worshipful Company of Horners

Official blazon

Argent on a Chevron, between three Leather Bottles the two in chief having their interior ends manifest all Sable a like number of Buglehorns stringed also Argent. And for the Crest upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Sable Issuant from a Circlet its upper edge invected of five cusps Argent charged with a representation of the Polyethylene Molecule Sable a Ram guardant Argent armed and unguled Sable supporting between its forelegs a representation of the Benzene ring also Sable enfiling the base of a Narwhal tusk all Argent ~ the upper end resting on the dexter shoulder of the same.

Origin/meaning

Arms granted 1992.

The leather-bottles refers to the incorporation of the Bottlemakers company into the Horners Company in 1476. The new crest refers to the Company's new interests in plastics.

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The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1913
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Literature : Bromley and Child, 1960
Title image and blazon from here.