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BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION

Arms of British Standards Institution

Official blazon

Arms : Argent, on a bend gules between a retort proper, the bowl half-filled with liquid azure, and a hank of cotton palewise of the last, a girder couped of the first.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours two hands couped at the wrist holding an open book proper, bound gules edged Or.
Supporters: On either side a lion guardant gules, that to the dexter holding with the interior forepaw a plumbline Or, and that to the sinister holding in the interior forepaw a plumbline Or, and that to the sinister holding in the interior forepaw a pair of scales gold.
Motto: Esse quam videri.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on January 3, 1951.

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