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Old 21-10-20, 11:20 AM
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Default CEM Ministry of supply

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Thoughts please on this enamel badge I found please?
CIM my mistake
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Old 21-10-20, 11:38 AM
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Can't help with the C.I.M but the Ministry of Suppy was formed in 1939 and abolished in late 1959 .


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Old 21-10-20, 11:44 AM
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Thanks Mike,
Yes itís a weird one and numbered 260 so there must have been a lot of CIMs ?
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I think that "CIM" may be the name of a company/factory contracted by the Ministry of Supply to manufacture products (...?... Industrial Manufacturing) and the number on the back is an employee number.

WW1 "War Service" badges were issued to employees and the badge/employee numbers recorded.

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Mike,
I just discovered this !
I wonder if it is Clothing Inspectorate Ministry ?
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It is a possibility but as the "Inspectorate of Clothing" was part of the "Ministry of Supply" rather than a separate 'ministry' I have my doubts.

I posted this in another thread about WW1 & WW2 'War Service' badges :

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The badges would show that a factory/company/worker was being "patriotic" and would also be a subtle advertisement . A 'fancy' or easily identifiable badge would be good P.R for a company.

While we may struggle with the various initials , I would think that they would be very well known in the towns/cities where they were worn.
Charliedog's excellent album of WW1 'On War Service' badges has many examples , some of the initials on these badges take a lot of research to identify the company/factory who they referred to.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...p?albumid=3667

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Old 22-10-20, 09:22 AM
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Mike,
Interesting war service badges there,
the ministry of supply they covered just about most !
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Supply

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