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Old 12-17-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Has anyone out there in FordBarn Land seen employee badges for the Long Beach plant? Or do you know if they did/did not even issue them for LB?
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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All Ford plants had employee badges. Some are rarer than others and that's why you don't see them that much.

I was talking with a friend of mine who I frequently trade Ford memorabilia with and he related a story to me of finding Employee Badges at yard sales in his hometown of Dearborn Heights for 50 cents to $1 all the time. I'll buy all of them I can find at that price... LOL
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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Here's a free one. LOL
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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I have several early Ford Plant Badges but not a Long Beach. However, I have seen one. It's in a friends collection. My favorite is the one I have from the Seattle Ford Plant......Much tougher to find then Long Beach.

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Old 12-17-2011, 05:19 PM   #5
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I have several early Ford Plant Badges but not a Long Beach. However, I have seen one. It's in a friends collection. My favorite is the one one I have from the Seattle Ford Plant......Much tougher to find then Long Beach.
Hmm, apparently not.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:56 PM   #6
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Hmm, Apparently so..... Took me 15 years to find my Seattle and I passed on Long Beach. I CHOSE not to pay the price!
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:05 PM   #7
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Hmm, Apparently so..... Took me 15 years to find my Seattle and I passed on Long Beach. I CHOSE not to pay the price!

It's crazy what some of the Employee Badges go for! I've been wanting to add a couple of the badges used in the teens with the brass rad. Model T on them. Those go for insane money- at least the ones I've seen sell.

Been looking for Jacksonville badge as I have 2 Model A's that were built there, but have yet to see one surface.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:23 PM   #8
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There's a couple cool ones on ebay now..

One for the Aussie's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ford...item53ea8012f6

One for the Swede's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-factory...item4cfcd5d769
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #9
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There's a couple cool ones on ebay now..

One for the Aussie's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ford...item53ea8012f6

One for the Swede's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-factory...item4cfcd5d769

Those arew great. Would love to have them.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:20 PM   #10
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Here is one from the plant that just closed, in my hometown.

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Firefox could you post the Seattle badge ?? Gary in MN
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:50 AM   #11
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I would be interested to know whether our Aussie mates can verify the 'Australia' Ford badge. It looks a bit sus. to me, historically speaking. Would they depict the first T for the Geelong plant of 1925 build date. Plant badges begin from the late T era.
I want a 'Windsor' [Canada] plant badge which do exist!
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:07 AM   #12
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It's crazy what some of the Employee Badges go for! I've been wanting to add a couple of the badges used in the teens with the brass rad. Model T on them. Those go for insane money- at least the ones I've seen sell.

Been looking for Jacksonville badge as I have 2 Model A's that were built there, but have yet to see one surface.

I'm also on the lookout for one from Jacksonville as my coupe was born there.

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Old 12-18-2011, 11:52 AM   #13
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There is no shortage of Ford badges on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/dsc/i.html?LH_Ti...4.l1581&_pgn=2
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:45 PM   #14
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I have a friend looking for a Columbus one. He has a tool check from there and would like to have a badge too.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:05 PM   #15
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Do any of you guys have an employees badge or tool tag from the Omaha plant?
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:22 PM   #16
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Per the request by Gary in MN, here are the badges. The Long Beach will be listed for sale in the The Swap Meet.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:51 PM   #17
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HELP!! June '29 Std. coupe, can't EVER find the body # so I can know where "VERMIN" was born.
It's not in the usual places, ANYONE, HELP.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:28 PM   #18
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Do any of you guys have an employees badge or tool tag from the Omaha plant?
Are you looking for the badges shown in the pictures above or the badges used in the 1928/31 era. As my understanding is that the ones shown above are from the mid thirties.


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Old 12-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #19
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Model A era employee badges were two different styles, both of which are the Model T radiator shell 1917-1925 style. One is pictured below. The other style didn't have the removable plastic/paper insert.

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:47 PM   #20
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I think this may be of interest; found at a garage sale! Henry Ford II's war time badge from the Rouge plant. Photos are from Ford Life, Nov.-Dec. 1971.

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