Rouge Rive Ford Plant Tool Check

These tool checks (or chits) were used to check out tools from the tool locker at Ford’s Rouge River manufacturing plant. The number on the chit matched an employee's badge number, in this case X6550 (for the badge see 2013.0323.01). Once the chit was traded for a tool, the employee was responsible for it until the tool was returned for the chit. The triangular brass chit reads “ROUGE/FORD/X6560” with a hole in the top to hang on the tool’s hook.
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metal (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 5/16 in x 1/32 in; 3.175 cm x 3.33375 cm x .07938 cm
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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