“John, you nailed down EXACTLY what we wanted. Thanks, and hold onto the pattern as we go through a lot of Boas.” — Tim
May 25 at 9 p.m. EST
On May 25th, at 9 p.m. EST, the History channel premiered Texas Rising, a ten-part series which depicts the Texas Revolution following the events of the Alamo.
In commemoration of the series and those who participated in its production, the Alamo Endowment, an organization focused on raising money to restore the historic Alamo, held an event dubbed “Texas Honors” at which sterling silver badges branded with the event’s title were rewarded to twelve of the recipients involved in the production of the series. Among the recipients were actors Bill Paxton and Paul Fraser along with Bravo’s “Top Chef” Paul Qui who has been deeply involved in raising money for the restoration.
Tasked with designing a display for these awards, On Display crafted a box who’s base, lined with sleek black fabric, was designed to comfortably house one of the medallions. Under its lid, a plaque commemorating the event was embedded. The display, as can be seen below, was constructed from genuine Mesquite wood, specially ordered from the state of Texas.
“In November 2013, Solid Concepts Inc. – a custom manufacturing company specializing in 3D printing – released news of its 3D Printed metal gun, the world’s first. The gun, a Browning M1911 .45 caliber pistol, made headlines acrosscontinents amid speculation on what the achievement would mean for the 3D printing industry at large. Solid Concepts sought to awaken industrial manufacturers to the capabilities 3D metal printing could achieve, and the release of the gun sparked new applications across industries, from aerospace to oil and gas.
To celebrate the historical induction of the world’s first 3D printed metal gun, Solid Concepts began manufacturing a limited run of 3D printed metal guns for purchase in 2014. Each of the 100 buyers will receive their 3D printed metal gun in a beautiful showcase box from On Display USA – which has a rich history of box making – with a certificate of authenticity. These historical guns will become a legacy for purchasers in the years to come, which is why the showcase box was such an important element.”
~Eric Mutchler, Solid Concepts Inc.
Earlier in 2014 On Display – Gunboxesusa.com was given a commission to make display gun boxes for a Colt 1911 that was engraved with the former President’s signature. These boxes were offered to sailors that were retiring, or whose tours were ending, upon their return to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after completing a 9-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The Aircraft carrier docked in Norfolk April 18, 2014.
The carrier’s commander selected our boxes to present the engraved pistols because “They are awesome”. A photograph of the ship and a silhouetted photo of Harry Truman was inlayed into the lid of the box and the ship’s challenge coin was inlayed in the bottom portion of the box (see Photo). Additionally, the ship’s logo was laser engraved into the exterior lid of the box, and gold filled.