We were very lucky to acquire a very rare Chance Vought Committee, Green Cross, Enamel Lapel Pin. It measures 1 1/4 inch x 1 1/8 inch, about the size of a half dollar. It was originally owned by an employee at Chance Vought who worked at the factory from the 1930’s till after moving to Texas. Plant and Workers safety were and still are big issues in factories. This pin dates from around 1947, prior to Chance Vought’s move to Texas.
The Green Cross is part of the National Safety Council.
The nation’s leading safety advocate for more than 100 years, the National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
The museum is always seeking unique worker related items to help tell the story of building aviation in Connecticut. Uniforms, coveralls, pins, documents, photos and personal items such as tools help us communicate a richer story. If you have something like this from Sikorsky, Chance Vought, AVCO, Kaman, Pratt & Whitney or others please reach out to us and help save our history for the next generation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.