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Ford Rouge Plant badge?

July 28 2008 at 6:51 PM
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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 !!!!


    
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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

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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.

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Pretty ornate for a tool badge. My tool badges at Livonia only had a number...n/m

July 28 2008, 8:34 PM 

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Re: Pretty ornate for a tool badge.

July 28 2008, 10:50 PM 

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?

Regards,
Dennis


    
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Dennis, I seem to remember....

July 29 2008, 2:39 PM 

a production foreman on the C-6 line who claimed to have a cursive ford emblem tattooed on his ass!
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Dennis, this will be hard for you to believe BUT

July 29 2008, 4:10 PM 

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.
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Damn Chuck, you ought to write a book, lol...............................

July 29 2008, 4:30 PM 

Always enjoy your posts and they never fail to be entertaining. LMAO, RonW

 
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Dennis, I've got a very nice Ford script

July 29 2008, 7:59 PM 

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)

 
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Re: Dennis, I've got a very nice Ford script

July 30 2008, 11:01 PM 

I used to see them at work and in development cars. I think a lot of them mysteriously disapeared and then reappeared in Ford race cars.

Dennis

 
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