I have a few triangle shaped brass badges approx 1" with R.Rouge at the top, then the Ford script follows. At the bottom an "N" with 4 digit #. Does anyone know the history of these and value? NOT FOR SALE !!!!
This message has been edited by bob427 on Jul 28, 2008 6:54 PM
They are worth anywhere from 10-50 and certain numbers will bring a premium
July 28 2008, 7:09 PM
Try finding one that has an employee number between 1933 and 1960! LOL They are actually very common as every employee wore one and there were 10 of thousands of employees. I have several from Rouge, Highland Park, NY etc... My dad actually used to collect them and I sold most of them but kept a few as mementos. Hawkrod
Triangular and brass - These sound like tool checks not ID badges
July 28 2008, 7:34 PM
If the tag is triangular, made of brass, and has a hole punched in one corner, they sound like tool checks. Ford used them for employees to check out tools, etc ... from the crib so the attendant could keep track of a particular item.
The employee ID badge is rectangular, pins on, and is made from monel or some other similar stainless material.
The key to what it is will be if it pins on or simply has a hole stamped in it.
I've seen these old triangular tool checks before.
I guess things were more ornate back in the OLD days. I recall seeing Ford script manhole covers, what about all the cafeteria dishes, eating utensils, pencils, oil cans, staplers, ash trays, you name it. Just about everything at work had Ford marked on it. Probably for identification purposes.
What was the most obscure (both automobile and non-automobile) item with the cursive Ford on it that you've seen?
I actually had a G/F in vegas with the ford shild and logo TATTOO"D just over her parking area, lower abdomin, behind the bush. Text read "FE's only" (nah, the FE thing is BS) she claimed to have worked in Ford plant in the 60's or so as I remember. Kinda looked like the Gov. Of California in the body. Cute tho.
automotive size fire extinguisher and brkt - complete with serial number. It was screwed to the inside the kitchen cabinet when I bought my house in 1989. Seems the previous owner had been a supervisor at the Romeo tractor (now engine) plant. It now resides in my '62 Galaxie. Randy Millard (Henrysnephew)