of Standard Electric Co.
I suspect that thanks to our industrious and vigilant fellow collector,
Laszlo Kóczian, I am able to inform you of a really rare treasure. At
one of the flea markets, badges have appeared from the Standard factory,
which used to signify the classification of employees.
These copper badges of 0.03 m in diameter, were glazed. The signage
„Control” is probably the equivalent of quality control, „XB” may have
designated managerial level and the „60/12” the department and the employee.
I am hoping to learn more about these and show you better photos. I
would love to receive your comments if you have any information about
I have already submitted the above text to our webmaster together with
the photos when Jozsef Hader’s e-mail arrived to the Oradio list about
an additional type of badge. (Hopefully we will receive all the types
He received it from the son of a Standard factory worker. This one used
to be for visitors, the back has a number to make registration more
precise. Such registration cards are in use in many larger companies
– by now in plastic. These badges were for visitors who received these
after registration and gave it back to the doorkeeper upon leaving.