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Old 04-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #41
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I have never seen one from Ford New Zealand, but here is a picture from a 1939 Ford NZ Booklet, showing a worker wearing a plant badge.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:20 PM   #42
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Does anyone have any idea just how big a hobby collecting Ford ID Badges is?

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Old 11-23-2015, 09:26 AM   #43
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I have been dealing with a fellow who is compiling a book on Ford Motor Company employee badges for all eras. He related to me that there were about a dozen SERIOUS collectors. I have been collecting since the early 70's and have quite a few, concentrating on the Model A era but have since widened my scope from early Model "T" to late V8.
Obviously, many Model A'ers collect ones from their area or where their A was assembled, price and scarcity being the limiting factors. The Model T shell style was still in use when the "A" was introduced, then followed by the "oval top" into the late thirties when, in 1938, the shield style with factory diorama was introduced showing the smoke stacks, river, boat and plane. This "38" style continued till the early 40's. Henry had 100's of plants around the world so there were many 100's of badges produced and many styles are available still.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:59 PM   #44
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Does anyone have any idea just how big a hobby collecting Ford ID Badges is?

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There was an odd badge on ebay a few weeks back that I thought was suspicious - sold for over $800.00!
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:54 AM   #45
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether this badge is valuable.
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether this badge is valuable.

Need a picture of the back to be sure its genuine, but if so YES IT IS!
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:15 PM   #47
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i have to track it down to look at the back. What do i want to see? What would tell me that its a repro or fake?
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #48
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RAWSONVILLE BADGE:
Hello to all!
I just joined this board and like it already. I worked for Fords for 40 years as a Die Maker at the Monroe, MI Stamping plant. I have a few Ford badges but I'd like to pick up one for a friend of mine. He is a Vietnam Vet and worked at Fords about 35 years at the Rawsonville Plant. I'd Love to surprise him with a Rawsonville Plant badge. If any of you can help me out I would truly appreciate it.
My thanks to all for reading this post....
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:00 PM   #49
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Need a picture of the back to be sure its genuine, but if so YES IT IS!
Here's the photo of the back of the badge. image.jpg
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:57 AM   #50
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I saw this on eBay too - it looks good to me. As for the current prices, I think you are optimistic but not outrageously so.

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Old 12-14-2015, 12:37 PM   #51
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Does anyone have a photo to post for the first and the second Atlanta Plant ?
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:46 PM   #52
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I was told that these for guard badges are fake is that true? Does anyone know anything about them ?

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Old 12-15-2015, 12:38 AM   #53
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I saw this on eBay too - it looks good to me. As for the current prices, I think you are optimistic but not outrageously so.

Good luck

I have a question Mark.....is this badge incorrectly identified? Is it a Model T badge or Model A? I'd appreciate if you could give me the proper name for it. Thanks much.
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i have a belt buckle my grandma told me is my great grandpas 20 yr employee brass belt buckle[IMG][/IMG]

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Old 12-15-2015, 07:31 AM   #55
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Meant to look like the earlier brass radiator T - I think it was used into the mid 1920's when the later T radiator shape was used - but I'm no expert on these.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:16 PM   #56
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I was told that these for guard badges are fake is that true? Does anyone know anything about them ?
Yes - these made so much of a stir when they came out that "Antique Week" ran an article on them exposing them as fraudulent items - the rest of the article is very helpful as it shows several original Ford employee badges as reference. I think I may still have it folded up in a book at home, if I can locate that article I will post it.

There is also a pile of "Pilot wings" with the ford center badge, but I'm pretty sure that everyone knows those are purely fantasy items already..
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:01 PM   #57
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Even Henry wore a badge! Ford identification badges began to appear around 1912 and changed in design several times over the years. Henry Ford's badge shown here was standard during World War II for all employees, who were also issued a laminated ID card with a facsimile signature of Harry Bennett. These picture badges were discontinued in November, 1945.

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Old 12-17-2015, 12:13 PM   #58
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I realize this is not an employee badge, but an award pin probably for years of service. Can anyone provide information as to what it was awarded for, and the time frame when it was awarded such as the 50s, 60s, 70s etc. I found it at Iola in 2002 and it is the only one I have seen. It is about the size of a dime, is 10K gold, and has a diamond inserted.

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Old 12-21-2016, 12:29 PM   #59
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A friend of mine has a Chicago Ford Employee badge.I cannot find any badges or information on Chicago ones.Are they harder to find?Thanks Bill
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They certainly did have badges in New Zealand. The Ford Motor Co Worldwide Employee Badges, ID Cards, Passes & Permits book shows them and many other from foreign countries. The book can be purchased on the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum site: fordv8foundation.org - FORD STORE page
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