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This beautiful employee badge was issued by the Ireland and Matthews Company. The company was founded in 1890 as a manufacturer of saddles and other leather goods. Eventually they shifted to brass and plumbing supplies. By 1907 they were producing automobile trim in brass and chrome. The factory on Wright Street near the Detroit River has been converted to lofts. #badge #employeebadge #detroithistory #autosuppliers

This beautiful employee badge was issued by the Ireland and Matthews Company. The company was founded in 1890 as a manufacturer of saddles and other leather goods. Eventually they shifted to brass and plumbing supplies. By 1907 they were producing automobile trim in brass and chrome. The factory on Wright Street near the Detroit River has been converted to lofts. #badge #employeebadge #detroithistory #autosuppliers

The Stroh's family involvement in brewing goes back to 1771. In 1850, Bernard Stroh built a brewery on Gratiot Ave. near Eastern Market. In an attempt to become a national brewing powerhouse, Strohs overextended itself by buying a number of other brands eventually leading to bankruptcy. In 1985, the Detroit brewery was closed and demolished in 1986.

The Stroh's family involvement in brewing goes back to 1771. In 1850, Bernard Stroh built a brewery on Gratiot Ave. near Eastern Market. In an attempt to become a national brewing powerhouse, Strohs overextended itself by buying a number of other brands eventually leading to bankruptcy. In 1985, the Detroit brewery was closed and demolished in 1986.

Often employee badges included what today would be called a "mission statement."

Often employee badges included what today would be called a "mission statement."

During WWII, Detroit had Ordnance depots specifically for tanks (Tank Arsenal) and vehicles (Fort Wayne). Smaller supply items like ammunition, helmets, replacement parts were stored at the Detroit Ordnance Warehouse in NW Detroit. #arsenalofdemocracy #detroithistory #badge #employeebadge

During WWII, Detroit had Ordnance depots specifically for tanks (Tank Arsenal) and vehicles (Fort Wayne). Smaller supply items like ammunition, helmets, replacement parts were stored at the Detroit Ordnance Warehouse in NW Detroit. #arsenalofdemocracy #detroithistory #badge #employeebadge

Red Star Transit Company was incorporated in Detroit as an "interurban" transporter of automobiles.  Eventually it expanded beyond just transporting cars to sales points throughout the country and became one of the nation's largest trucking companies. In 1960 it was sold to Jones Trucking.

Red Star Transit Company was incorporated in Detroit as an "interurban" transporter of automobiles. Eventually it expanded beyond just transporting cars to sales points throughout the country and became one of the nation's largest trucking companies. In 1960 it was sold to Jones Trucking.

Continental Motors Corporation was one of the nation's largest manufacturer of automobile, truck, bus and aircraft engines from 1906-1965. It was founded in Muskegon to supply Studebaker. In 1911 Hudson Motors ordered 10,000 engines which foreshadowed massive ordersfrom Detroit-based auto companies. That year they built a huge factory on East Jefferson, remains of which are still standing. During WWII, they were licensed to build Rolls Royce Merlin engines which powered the P-51 Mustang.

Continental Motors Corporation was one of the nation's largest manufacturer of automobile, truck, bus and aircraft engines from 1906-1965. It was founded in Muskegon to supply Studebaker. In 1911 Hudson Motors ordered 10,000 engines which foreshadowed massive ordersfrom Detroit-based auto companies. That year they built a huge factory on East Jefferson, remains of which are still standing. During WWII, they were licensed to build Rolls Royce Merlin engines which powered the P-51 Mustang.

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