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Eddystone Rifle Plant Worker Badge

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Still working on cleaning out my odds and ends from 50 years of collecting US Militaria. Ran into this badge and thought some of you might find it of interest. This badge was worn by workers in the Eddystone Rifle Plant in World War One to gain admittance to the plant - an early version of the ID Badge. I have been told that other versions of this badge exist - do any of you have any that you might show?


It is fairly small - about 1 3/8 inches (3.7 cm) top to bottom.





Gary Cunningham - Bayonetman





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This is awesome. :w00t:


Just what you need to display with your Eddystone. :thumbsup:

Written contributor to French Militaria Magazine, UK World War II Re-enactors Magazine &The Karkee Web Research Team.

Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.




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I like it. Attractive piece! I have a couple WW I era pieces and several WW II badges. Most WW II one's have the photo. A local forge and foundry had solid brass pins with numbers in WW II because photo badges couldn't stand the heat of the foundry.

I wonder if your example was worn by a Government inspector. Because the pin says Government Property. Inspectors were government employees so they could not be pressured to pass substandard items.

If you are selling this I would be interested.


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