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An original Guy Motors lapel badge dating from the 1950s.
The badge is in very good condition with vitreous enamelling although there appears to be a very small section of enamel missing from one of the feather tips in the head-dress .
This can be plainly seen in the photo – this badge is around 60 years old !
The badge is very small measuring about 17mm ( 0.6″) in width .
Made in the days when drivers of these vehicles generally wore a sports jacket with a buttonhole in the lapel where a badge like this could be worn.
This was a badge of honour in the wearer’s lapel and enabled kindred drivers to recognise one another when stopped at 1950s & 1960s roadside cafes which were before the modern truckstop.
This subtle little badge was all that was needed in those days – soon to be replaced by tee-shirts with garish logos stretched across the wearer’s chest.
I have my own memories of a 1950s Guy Goliath cattle truck in use on one of the South Lincolnshire farms which I worked on in the late 1960s.
The ‘feathers in our cap’ Indian Chief with full head-dress was proudly in place on the top of the radiator on the front of that truck.
The lapel badge in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled.