1930's St. Bartholomews Enamelled Dashboard Badge
- Source: eBay UK
Enamel dashboard mounted St. Bartholomew badge. Dating from around 1930. To our knowledge this has never been fitted to anything. A very attractive item.The centre of this very attractive badge bears the image of St. Bartholomew, with the inscription, "St. Bartholomew" "Guard, Prosper & Bring Happiness". The badge is decorated in pale blue and emerald green enamel. There are two tiny fixing screws also included. The badge has a slight blemish which is visible in the photograph to the bottom left hand. The front of the badge is marked with a Reg. no. "753589" which we believe dates this item to the 1930's from another badge that we sold as the Birmingham Medal Company changed its name to the Birmingham Medal and Badge Co. in 1939. The overall width including lugs is 58mm. Good condition for its age, some minor marks around the lugs We have found through researching the internet that St. Bartholomew badges and mascots were produced for the London hospital of the same name. These badges and mascots were intended to bring good luck to the car's occupants and the sale proceeds were donated to the hospital funds. This item is offered for sale with no reserve.