Henry Ford's Employee Badge, circa 1945

Summary

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 of Harry Bennett's signature. These picture badges were discontinued in November 1945.

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 of Harry Bennett's signature. These picture badges were discontinued in November 1945.

Artifact

Badge

Date Made

circa 1945

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Place of Creation

United States 

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

51.13.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Clara Ford Estate.

Material

Metal
Plastic

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.938 in

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