Austin Memorabilia

With a company that was 100 years old,
there are many examples of what we call

Memorabilia

Here are some examples


Austin Corkscrew




In WW1 most men would be called up for service, but the company could apply to the War Department for exemption if the person had special skills needed by the company to produce armaments etc.


Leonard R Lord - Brief Case



Austin Penknife about 1915



Presented to Cpl. Sydney Byng by The Austin Motor Co. Ltd.


Longbridge Retirement Present of a Model Rocker Box Cover
(Brass Plaque Says "All The Best Rosie On Your Retirement"









Issued in 1960s


Pocket Watch ex-war surplus
General Service Time Piece (GSTP)



The above badge was on an auto-lathe in the Bren shop West Works


Fire alarm West Works Battery Shop


Soap dispenser


West Works No. 9 Toilets


Anyone for a cup of tea


Clock that hung in the Pay Roll Dept. General Office Block


A Portrait of Herbert Austin (1932) Presented to the Austin Agent
E.W. Stone Ltd. of Bradford-on-Avon. Wiltshire




The above medals were issued when the forge closed down, and not long after the foundry also closed.
They were issued to all employees who had worked in the Longbridge Forge or Foundry.

The medals were made by an outside supplier.



The inscription says:-

Commemorating Twenty Five Years Association With The Austin Motor Company Ltd.


Badges

























































Sir Herbert Austin Brush Set




Golden Crested Car Key


Herbert Austin Office Pin Tray


Austin Jubilee Car Badge



Each machine in the factory was allocated a number.





Austin Ashtray


Early Austin Tie