With a company that was 100 years old,
there are many examples of what we call
Here are some examples
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.
Austin Aero Car Club Badge
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
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.
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.
Early Austin Tie
The above watch was stolen
in a burglary over 12 years ago. Mr S C Embley has since died and
the family would very much like it back. This watch is of great
sentimental value to the family. If you have been offered this
watch or have any information, please get in contact with me (John
Baker) via my email address email@example.com
family don't care who's actually got it, and are willing to give a
reward for the safe return.