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A scarce original 'De Havilland Aircraft Company production workers small silver lapel badge' in the form of the companies logo, an aircraft fighter plane with blue enamel 'D' and 'H' superimposed over each wing, with 1939 below, the reverse impressed 'Silver'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole horseshoe style fitting, no damage to the enamel.
A rare original circa 1940's wartime period Government aircraft manufacturers 'Austin Motor Co Ltd Shadow Factory Aero Engines identification lapel badge'; gilt square title surround, the centre bearing the companies logo a winged steering wheel and inlaid with dark blue enamel; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent St Birmingham' and to the top right hand corner the engraved the works department number 'E4'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, enamel with very minor service wear and light surface scratches.
Size 25 x 25mm.
At the beginning of the war the motor car manufacturer 'Austin Motor Company' were involved in aircraft production and built the Shadow aircraft factory to supply the RAF. It was situated in Cofton Hackett, Bromsgrove, Worcester. This particular badge was issued in different colours depending on which department you were working in.
A good original pre 1970's 'Fairey chromium plated miniature lapel badge', depicting the winged triangular symbol inlaid with blue enamelling. Fair condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, service wear to chromium plating.
The Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd. Hayes Middlesex.
A rare original circa 1966 superb quality 'Handley Page Limited gold brooch' possibly for loyal service; polished oval bearing the company logo, the 'HP' cypher inlaid with blue enamel and mounted on a slim bar with floral decoration, impressed with Birmingham 9 carat gold hallmarks for 1966 and maker's details 'G & Co Ld' (Garrard & Co London the Crown Jewellers); the reverse engraved 'Mrs E.Styles'. Very good mint condition, complete with original pin fittings with safety roller catch in good working order, enamel perfect.
A scarce original circa 1956 aircraft engine manufacturer 'Bristol Siddeley twenty year service badge' the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1959, maker's details 'F&S' (Fattorini & Sons) and personally engraved 'A170'. Very good condition, complete with original screw post fixing and silver nut with hallmark, enamel perfect.
A scarce original well designed 'Armstrong Siddeley lapel badge', in the form of an aircraft engine and propeller inlaid with blue enamel a carrying the company name; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1928 and maker's details 'J.F' (James Fenton & Co.). Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
An original circa 1940's 'Saunders Roe Limited gilt badge' inlaid with scarce variant black and white enamelling, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Birmingham' and official low issue number '130'. Fair condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, extensive enamel loss to wings and circlet. Price reflects.
Saunders-Roe Ltd, Columbine Works East Cowes, Isle of Wight.
A rare original wartime period 'British Rola Company badge' in the form of a fighter plane; gilded brass well defined aircraft bearing 'National Service' across the wings and official low issue number to the tail, the reverse complete with original pin fittings with safety roller catch in perfect working order. Excellent condition.
A scarce original Second World War period 'Metropolitan-Vickers Air Raid Precaution lapel badge', chromium plated example bearing the "MV" distinct company logo in black and white enamel above "A.R.P" tablet inlaid in red. Very good condition, retaining original pin fitting, enamel perfect, an excellent example.
A scarce original Second World War period 'Pollards Aircraft War Service lapel badge'; chromium plated example in the shape of a polygon, the centre panels showing a carpenter-joiner and blast furnace worker in relief, around the edge the titles "H&C Ltd" "Pollards" "Haskins" "M-S Co". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, minimal wear to plating.
'H&C Ltd' "Hammond & Chapness of Walthamstow" went into liquidation in 1930 and was taken over by 'E Pollard & Co. Ltd' then a shopfitting company, who also merged with 'Samuel Haskins & Bros' in the same year.
Pollards Aircraft were based in Ferry Lane, Walthamstow, London, during WWII they were assigned to the production of aircraft parts.
A rare original circa 1936 'Aircraft Construction worker's badge'; gilded brass title circlet, inlaid with blue enamel, on which a large superimposed wing bearing the logo "PAC" overlaps. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
'PAC Aircraft Construction' believed to be from the 'PUTTNAM AIRCRAFT CO. LTD.' registered as a private company on March 11 1936 and and known for the 'P.A.C. POU Flying Flea aircraft'. They ceased trading the same year after producing a small amount of aircraft.
A rare original First World War period 'Short Brothers Rochester On His Majesty's Service war service badge'; large gilded brass quatrefoil example with blue enamel title surround and embossed winged propeller to the centre. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, minor surface scratches.
Short Brothers Aviation Company was one of the earliest British Aircraft makers founded in 1908. It produced the first production aircraft in the world and found a specialist niche market in the manufacture of Flying Boats. During the Great War it fulfilled a number of Government contracts for the RNAS and later RAF. An example of their Short Admiralty Type 184a flying boat was the first aircraft in the world to attack a ship dropping a live torpedo. Before the end of the war it would also move into making Airships been awarded two contracts and moving to Cardington in Bedfordshire. In 1919 the company changed its Company name to Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd.
A good original circa 1940's 1950's 'Bristol Engine Division worker's badge in the form of a wing'; small chromium plated example displaying the 'Bristol Company logo' in blue enamel; the reverse impressed with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham18" (1935 -1958 mark). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
A scarce original circa 1933 -1939 'Handley Page lapel badge'; small round gilded brass example, title surround inlaid in black enamel, superimposed wings bearing "SC" to the centre on enamel ground; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham" (1933 -1939 marking). Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect.
A scarce original circa 1956 aircraft engine manufacturer 'Bristol Aero Engines Ltd twenty five year service silver badge' the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1956 and maker's details 'F&S' (Fattorini & Sons). Very good condition, complete with original screw post fixing and silver nut with hallmark, enamel perfect.
A scarce original circa 1923 'Metropolitan-Vickers lapel badge'; small gilded brass hexagon shaped example, bearing the distinctive "MV" company logo in black enamel on white enamel ground, the blue enamel surround inscribed "L.S.A 1923"; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Regent St Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, one minor scratch to surface.
On April 16 1923 Metropolitan-Vickers formed the 'Long Service Association' electing 'A.Walmsley' as Chairman.
A scarce original circa 1940's 'Universal Aircraft workers badge', gilded brass circular example bearing red enamel title surround, the centre displaying a fighter plane with initials to four corners "UAUT" on white enamel ground, the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham" (a post-1927 address) and comparatively low issue number "263". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, gilt finish and enamel with very minor service wear.
Universal Aircraft Ltd of Mitcham, Surrey, from a 1940's advertising poster, state that they are 'Specialists In Intricate Presswork' and that the are 'Fully AID (Air Inspection Department) Approved'.
A scarce original Cold War period 'Metropolitan-Vickers lapel badge', chromium plated hexagon shaped example, bearing the distinctive "MV" company logo in black enamel, the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham" (19451954). Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, minimal wear, an excellent example.
A scarce circa 1940's 'Gloster Aircraft Co Ltd' brass and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingam" and impressed with official issue number "2095". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
The 'Gloster Aircraft Company Limited' was founded in 1917 as the Gloucestershire Aircraft Company and was based in Cheltenham Gloucestershire. In 1961, the company was merged with 'Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Limited' to form 'Whitworth Gloster Aircraft Limited'.
A scarce original circa 1940's 'Rotol Ltd Women's Industrial Nursing Service badge'; oxidized silver plated example, depicting the 'Rotol' enamelled winged logo within laurel wreath surround, with scroll above bearing the initials "W.I.N.S". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
'Rotol Ltd' Gloucester, was formed in 1937 by 'Rolls-Royce' and 'Bristol Aeroplane Company' for the development and manufacture of propellers for the growing demand for their fighter planes from the RAF. The name 'Rotol' was a combination of the "RO" from Rolls-Royce" and "TOL" from the name 'Bristol'.
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