Process of manufacturing Oscar statuettes

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The Academy Awards or the Oscar is known as an accolade by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is awarded to directors, actors and writers for their excellent achievement in the film industry of the year. Along with the Grammy Awards, Tony Awards and Emmy Awards, the Oscar is one of the most prominent award ceremony in the media. The prize of the Oscar is the Oscar statuette which is officially called the Academy Award of Merit. The statue is made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base. It is described to depict a knight rendered in Art Deco style. He holds a sword and stands on a five-spoke reel of film. Each spoke represent the original branches of the Academy including directors, actors, writers, technicians and producers. In measurement, the Oscar statuette is 34 cm tall and weighs 3.85 kg. In general, Oscar statuettes are carefully manufactured at R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago, Illinois. Martin Vega is mainly responsible for producing these statues.

 


First, a chunk of metal alloy is transformed into a 13.5-inch-tall statue

First, a chunk of metal alloy is transformed into a 13.5-inch-tall statue

 


Martin Vega is opening the mould at R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago

Martin Vega is opening the mould at R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago

 


Then the mold is broken away from the Oscar Statuette

Then the mold is broken away from the Oscar Statuette

 


Martin Vega inspects the Oscar after casting

Martin Vega inspects the Oscar after casting

 


Oscar cools at a casting station of the factory

Oscar cools at a casting station of the factory

 


Next, the statuette is sanded and buffed

Next, the statuette is sanded and buffed

 


Afterwards, it is engraved with its own serial number

Afterwards, it is engraved with its own serial number

 


The next step is a plating process that will coat the statue with copper, nickel, silver and then 24 karat gold

The next step is a plating process that will coat the statue with copper, nickel, silver and then 24 karat gold

 


The statue is pulled from the final plating process that coats it with 24 karat gold

The statue is pulled from the final plating process that coats it with 24 karat gold

 


After the final plating process, Oscar statue is dried carefully

After the final plating process, Oscar statue is dried carefully

 


Assemble the statue and the base of Oscar

Assemble the statue and the base of Oscar

 


In the end, the finished statue is packaged at R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago

In the end, the finished statue is packaged at R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago

 

 

Related links:

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This article was published on 2010/09/27