From Leicester to…
…the Premiership Trophy is on the road again!
Protecting some of the most renowned trophies is not new to CP Cases so when approached to provide a case and protective bag for the Premiership Trophy we were only too pleased to get involved. The trophy needed to be safe and secure when in transit/storage and when travelling by air it had to remain in sight of the security team – so the protective case and bag had to be easily portable.
Designed by Royal Jewellers Asprey of London, the Premier League trophy stands 30 inches or 76 centimetres high, 17 inches or 43 centimetres wide and 9.8 inches or 25 centimetres deep. The main body of the trophy is made from silver gilt and solid sterling silver. The semi-precious stone called malachite is used for the plinth. Overall, it weighs 56 pounds or 25 kilograms.
This is not the first time CP Cases has been approached for such a prestigious requirement. We have also designed protective cases for other precious cargo of this nature including the Olympic Flame, the 2002 RBS 6 Nations Trophy and the Ashes urn.
The Olympic Flame and RBS 6 Nations Trophy were both protected by flight cases and the famous urn by AluCurve, a 2mm rigidised aluminium case. Read more about the Ashes Case study.
For such an important and renowned trophy we had to ensure the ultimate protection – the body of the trophy had a protective bag made from rugged textiles with shoulder strap, padded inners and draw stings woven into the fabric. These textiles are made from tough CORDURA® and is one of the most respected brands by retailers and military – they are constructed using high tenacity fibre technologies and are exceptionally durable.
The base and crown were contained in a single protective case with custom designed engineered foam that housed each item, cushioning and supporting them – the selection of the appropriate foam types and densities is critical in ensuring the safety of a case’s contents. The case met the precise dimensions for overhead locker space and the bag where required had its own seat on the aircraft.