Singer Manufacturing ID Badge

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Description
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.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
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
1984.0289.01
accession number
1984.0289
catalog number
1984.0289.01
Credit Line
Rita J. Adrosko
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Work
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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