Singer Manufacturing ID Badge

This Singer Manufacturing Company ID badge belonged to John Adrosko. According to the 1930 Federal Census, Adrosko worked at the Singer Manufacturing Company plant in Elizabeth, New Jersey, performing clerical duties. The expansion of the scale of industry often meant that managers did not know every employee by sight, which created the need for employee identification in large plants such as the Singer plant.
Additionally management sometimes sought to regiment the workforce by restricting access to certain areas of the plant through ID badges and to help protect themselves against sabotage, espionage, and labor organization.
Object Name
tag, identification
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 2 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 3/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 4.7625 cm x .9525 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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