Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #21
JeffM
Senior Member
 
JeffM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Zealand.
Posts: 109
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

I had no idea about these, but would love to hear more.
__________________
Gold Chainers CC
President
New Zealand Chapter
JeffM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 03:15 PM   #22
Louis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Marietta GA.
Posts: 647
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Anyone know which badges are the most desirable or collectible, The ones with Dearborn or Rouge on it ?
Can you tell the year the badge was used ?
I was looking on ebay, they are asking $95 [buy now]. They are neat, and have a great history. I gotta have one .
Louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 06-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #23
Louis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Marietta GA.
Posts: 647
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Fordgarge,
Would this type be the kind they used in the "A" model era, or a later date ?
I guess the prefix Z would mean frame plant.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg $(KGrHqNHJFQE88fB,Nn)BPSBUOlCSg~~60_12.jpg (40.5 KB, 21 views)

Last edited by Louis; 06-05-2012 at 05:54 PM.
Louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 06:15 PM   #24
LukeDahlinger
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 956
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Louis-


They used that design from 1937-early 1960s.
__________________
Wanted- Feb. 1931 Parts Price List
www.vintagefordfacts.blogspot.com
LukeDahlinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #25
Louis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Marietta GA.
Posts: 647
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Thank's Luke,
Does anyone have a pic. of what a 1928-1931 era badge would look like ?
would that era look like the pic's fordbarn has posted ?
Louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #26
LukeDahlinger
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 956
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
They used the Model T radiator badge like the Chester badge Vince posted above during the Model A years.

Ford employee badges have always been something I've had a strong interest in, just wish I had a few more to add to the collection!
__________________
Wanted- Feb. 1931 Parts Price List
www.vintagefordfacts.blogspot.com
LukeDahlinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #27
Louis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Marietta GA.
Posts: 647
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

I guess the "A" model badges are in the hands of collector's, I have not seen one like that on ebay in the last three days. I guess i'll just keep looking, I would love to have one, What a part of history. Thank you for expert opin.
Louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #28
LukeDahlinger
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 956
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

I've found most of my badges at swap meets. Ebay has a good selection from time to time, but there are fakes & fantasy badges floating around.

I like to look at them in person before pulling the trigger. The Model T rad shell & prior designs can be hard to find and when you do find them they usually go pretty quick. This may not hold true in areas where Ford plants were originally located, but in my area of FL most badges are brought down by vendors from Michigan.

I have found some killer Ford memorabilia in the thrift shops in Dearborn and surrounding areas, but that's been many years back. I'm sure it's changed now.
__________________
Wanted- Feb. 1931 Parts Price List
www.vintagefordfacts.blogspot.com
LukeDahlinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #29
Brad in Germany
Senior Member
 
Brad in Germany's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 655
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Anyone got any idea what these Ford badges were for (from Europe)?



Note that the clips on the back of the round ones are cut off pieces from Germany candle holders for candles on a Christmas tree. All of the ones that I have ever seen have the same style clips....so I am inclined to think that they are originals.

Thanks for any insight that anyone might be able to provide.

Fordially,
Brad in Maryland
Brad in Germany is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #30
LukeDahlinger
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 956
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Brad,

I've never seen ones like that, but I like them!!!

Those clips almost look like vintage women's shawl/fur clamps.
__________________
Wanted- Feb. 1931 Parts Price List
www.vintagefordfacts.blogspot.com
LukeDahlinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:15 PM   #31
Tudortomnz
Senior Member
 
Tudortomnz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand
Posts: 1,240
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

You need deep pockets if wanting a Model A era or early V8 [ like Vince depicts] plant badge. Also, the foreign Ford Plants go high on 'the bay''. One of the rarest would be from Seaview Plant [ Wellington, New Zealand] but none have ever surfaced.
I thought to be smart,I'd get badges from companies that supplied Ford on contract, only to find 95% of vendors will not ship ''overseas''
Tudortomnz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2020, 01:33 PM   #32
Kenny801
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 1
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Hello everyone. I'm new here. I was reading below and found a comment regarding fake Ford Security badges. I've tried several times to upload a picture of the ones I just bought in hope's of finding just how badly I got scammed, but the upload keeps failing. I have several badges that say "Willow Run Guard" on them. They are tarnished and appear old, but I'm no expert. The middle of the badge has a circular blue Ford logo that seems suspect to me. The top of the badge has an Eagle looking to the left, similar to the Inperial Eagle of WW2. Another thing that makes me suspicious is how good of shape they all seem to be in and the price is fairly low compared to the GM badges I collect. As of the last 2 weeks, I was buying up every Ford badge I could find for my collection and I have spent hundreds of dollars. I have a large collection of GM stuff, so I wanted to start building my collection of other automotive badges. That being said, I know nothing about the Ford stuff and would appreciate any input. Thanks for your help!
Kenny801 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2020, 04:37 PM   #33
woodiewagon46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Long Island,NY
Posts: 1,211
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

If you are interested in purchasing a, Ford Rouge, Employee Badge, the Early Ford V-8 Foundation and Museum, www.fordv8foundation.org, is selling them for $25 each. Authentic and original, but a very limited quantity.
woodiewagon46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2020, 04:58 PM   #34
Gary in MN
Senior Member
 
Gary in MN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 179
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Kenny, You really need one of these. Gary in MN

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Motor-...8AAOSw35pcn72Z
Gary in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2020, 04:58 PM   #35
WTSHNN
Senior Member
 
WTSHNN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,202
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny801 View Post
The middle of the badge has a circular blue Ford logo that seems suspect to me.
I am not an authority and do not know for certain but I have been told by several people that these are fantasy pieces.

-Tim
__________________
No one wants advice - only corroboration.
-John Steinbeck
WTSHNN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2020, 06:05 PM   #36
rfitzpatrick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Posts: 297
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Badges! Badges!?? I don't need no stinkin'
Badge !! I don't have to show you no stinkin' Badge--
rfitzpatrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2020, 09:48 PM   #37
McMimmcs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Posts: 614
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Quote:
Originally Posted by rfitzpatrick View Post
Badges! Badges!?? I don't need no stinkin'
Badge !! I don't have to show you no stinkin' Badge--
Means what, you confused me and likely many others!
McMimmcs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2020, 12:25 AM   #38
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 14,052
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Quote:
Originally Posted by rfitzpatrick View Post
Badges! Badges!?? I don't need no stinkin'
Badge !! I don't have to show you no stinkin' Badge--
Quote:
Originally Posted by McMimmcs View Post
Means what, you confused me and likely many others!
How sad, you never saw Blazing Saddles.
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2020, 08:44 AM   #39
Jim/GA
Senior Member
 
Jim/GA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Young Harris, GA
Posts: 1,612
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike V. Florida View Post
How sad, you never saw Blazing Saddles.
It was originally a line in the movie "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", which was later parodied in "Blazing Saddles".

If you've never seen The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Humphrey Bogart and others) I strongly recommend you take some time to watch it, now that we are all locked in for a spell.

__________________
Jim Cannon
"Have a Model A day!"
  • Repair
  • Restore
  • Drive
  • Enjoy!
  • Join MAFCA
http://tinyurl.com/Join-MAFCA
Jim/GA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2020, 06:44 PM   #40
redmodelt
Senior Member
 
redmodelt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,216
Default Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

WOW, this must be a great investment!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-RARE-....c100005.m1851
I would rather have a real car for that amount of money.
__________________
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas!
redmodelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.