Factory Badges of Standard Electric Co.
I suspect that thanks to our industrious and vigilant fellow collector, Laszlo Kóczian, I am able to inform you of a really rare treasure. At one of the flea markets, badges have appeared from the Standard factory, which used to signify the classification of employees.
These copper badges of 0.03 m in diameter, were glazed. The signage „Control” is probably the equivalent of quality control, „XB” may have designated managerial level and the „60/12” the department and the employee. I am hoping to learn more about these and show you better photos. I would love to receive your comments if you have any information about these.
I have already submitted the above text to our webmaster together with the photos when Jozsef Hader’s e-mail arrived to the Oradio list about an additional type of badge. (Hopefully we will receive all the types soon!)
He received it from the son of a Standard factory worker. This one used to be for visitors, the back has a number to make registration more precise. Such registration cards are in use in many larger companies – by now in plastic. These badges were for visitors who received these after registration and gave it back to the doorkeeper upon leaving.
Zalaegerszeg, July 2006
Sándor Tóth Selyem
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