Share your favorites on Show & Tell

old CARNEGIE STEEL employee ID badge

In Advertising > Show & Tell and Medals Pins and Badges > Show & Tell.
lundy's loves9 of 1704Late 1800’s tin type of a men’s swim team Greenlight 1972 Airstream Land Yacht Safari Travel Trailer With Awning 1/64 Scale
Love it
Like it

RadegunderRadegunder loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
couldbecouldbe likes this.
lundylundy loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 7 months ago

    (1348 items)

    Nowadays we're all used to seeing people all over the place with ID badges of some sort, usually plastic cards hanging around their necks on lanyards or clipped to a shirt pocket or something. This one would seem to be rather a predecessor to the modern ones, sans card reader chips and holograms and barcodes and all the stuff now also ubiquitous to such things.

    It is a several piece affair, a tin (non-magnetic anyway) backplate with rolled edge holding a green card (itself holding a small actual photograph) and a (now slightly shrunken) plastic domed cover, all fixed together with a metal grommet. The card is printed "CARNEGIE-ILLINOIS STEEL CORPORATION - SOUTH WORKS", the employee's name likely added to it with a typewriter along with a stamped badge number and the photograph of her, before the whole thing was first crimped together. It is 3" long and 2" wide. Sadly it is not dated in any way, so I don't know how old it is.

    I don't really know any more than that, but I kinda think "CARNEGIE STEEL" is/was/etc UNITED STATES STEEL at some point in the evolution of that once giant corporate conglomeration...?

    See all
    Antique Vintage Old Style PONTIAC Sign
    Antique Vintage Old Style PONTIAC S...
    Antique Vintage Old Style Snap On Tool Sign
    Antique Vintage Old Style Snap On T...
    Antique Vintage Old Style Chevrolet Bowtie Sign
    Antique Vintage Old Style Chevrolet...
    Antique Vintage Old Style Pioneer Corn Seed Feed Sign
    Antique Vintage Old Style Pioneer C...
    Antique Vintage Old Style PONTIAC Sign
    Antique Vintage Old Style PONTIAC S...
    See all

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.