1940s Engine Makers Badge...
Design - Here we have a collectible workers badge/ID most likely from post WWII. The National Supply Co. of Springfield, Ohio began making and distributing engines right before the turn of the century until they where bought out by White Engines in 1955. The blond haired worker in the photo, #2993, was most likely hired on after WWII, during which these type of employee badges started to become the standard. The company made everything from car engines on down the line and their workers were featured in numerous foundry and metal worker magazines throughout the years.
The metal cutout of the badge is similar to the shape of a police officers badge and on the back it is stamped by the maker "Whitehead Hoag".
Condition - There is worn condition with tarnishing, the metal is misshapen in some places and the plastic cover has been cut out to match the shape of the inner badge.
Fanstastic collectors piece or workwear piece to add to your collection
To find more vintage work badges:
Dreem Co....Making Moderne Art out of Vintage Fashion!