WW II German Vehicle Factory Worker Badge – FORD – Maultier V-3000 V-2 Rocket

$129.99

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Description

You are bidding on a VERY RARE example of a WW2 German Ford Werksmarke (Factory Badge)!  Pinned to a shirt, this was used for identification purposes while constructing various Trucks and Turbo Jet engines!  This was used at the Köln (Cologne) division of Ford.

Ford-Werke GmbH is a German car manufacturer headquartered in Niehl, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia and a subsidiary of Ford of Europe, which in turn is a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. The company operates two large manufacturing facilities in Germany, a plant in Cologne and a plant in Saarlouis.  The company was re-organised in 1939 and changed its name to Ford-Werke. With the outbreak of the War, car production continued at first with the Taunus being made until 1942 but increasingly military production took over. Ford-Werke built both conventional trucks and Maultier half-tracks for the German armed forces. Most notably, Ford-Werke manufactured the turbines used in the V-2 rockets. In spite of the heavy bombing of Cologne, the factory got off relatively lightly and after the war production was able to restart in May 1945 with truck manufacture, the US government having paid $1.1 million in consideration of bombing damage.

 

 Made of an aluminum alloy, this Factory Badge is in AMAZING used condition.  It retains ALL of its paint and factory markings, including the name, ” Ford am Rhein, Köln.”  Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!

 


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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  

 

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