The Medusa Cement Company

The face of Medusa is stitched onto this 8-foot long rectangular flag that was used for the Medusa Cement Company.  It was founded in 1892 by Arthur, Spencer and William Newberry under the original name Sandusky Portland Cement Company. The name was quickly changed to Medusa Portland Cement Company in recognition of the gorgon Greek goddess. The lore of Medusa is that anyone who laid eyes on her would be cast into stone. The name and logo personifies the mixture of cement resembling the strength of natural stone. The company logo of Medusa remained the same until 1998 when it was acquired by Southdown Incorporated.

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