The first task of the new society was to commission a prize medal and set up a prize contest.
The idea was to discuss theory and present a question each year for the prize medal to be awarded.
The society still promotes research with prize medals.
The 1850s started with a prize medal at the Great Exhibition for their display of lithography.
In 1851 the company was awarded the prize medal for soap at The Great Exhibition.
In the eighteenth century prize medals became common.
The portable harmonium is another of his inventions, which gained a prize medal at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
A conduit made from Will's golden first prize medals, joined together to make a jagged star.
In 1803 he gained the first prize medal given by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Sciences.
Which, however, did not prevent him from being awarded a prize medal.