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Guild of Nurses Badge

Guild of Nurses Badge

The Guild of Nurses was set up in 1937 as part of the National Union of County Officers(NUCO).In direct competition to the more "establishment" Royal College of Nursing it fought to improve working pay and conditions for Nurses,particularly those employed by the LCC.In 1938 a group of members,wearing masks to protect them from the Victimisation of their employers,marched through London,gaining much publicity.It became part of the Confederation of Health Service Employees in 1946.
The badge itself shows the figure of Judicia from the badge of the earlier Poor Law Workers Union with the the motto Unitate Fortior-Stronger by union.
There is some minimal wear to the silver plate of the badge but otherwise very good condition.A rare badge from the early days of Trade Unionism in Nursing.

Code: 50163

30.00 GBP


Confederation of Health Service Employees(COHSE) Enamel car badge

Confederation of Health Service Employees(COHSE) Enamel car badge

An original Car badge in an unissued condition for the Confederation of Health Service Employees(COHSE).The union was founded in 1946 and operated until 1993 when it merged with NUPE and Nalgo to form the union Unison.It mimics the design of the members badge with a rose shape and cross with the initials CHSE to each quarter.Excellent condition in its original box with fixings.Height 96mm

Code: 52861

Reserved


General Nursing Council for England & Wales.State Registered Nurse badge

General Nursing Council for England & Wales.State Registered Nurse badge

A chrome and enamel badge for the General Nursing Council for England & Wales.In good overall condition with minimal surface rubbing.Pin & clasp in good order.Named on the reverse for N Phelps SRN 110986 27.6.41(This is Nancy Phelps who trained at the Lambeth Hospital from 1937 to 1941)

Code: 52857

20.00 GBP


General Nursing Council for England & Wales.Silver State Registered Nurse badge

General Nursing Council for England & Wales.Silver State Registered Nurse badge

A silver and enamel badge for the General Nursing Council for England & Wales.In good overall condition with minimal surface rubbing.Pin & clasp in good order.Named on the reverse for HMH Perry SRN 66257 25.11.32(This is Helena Mary Harvey Perry who trained at the Radcliffe Infirmary and County Hospital Oxford from 1929-32)

Code: 52858

35.00 GBP


United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Association,Private Purchase badge

United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Association,Private Purchase badge

An enamelled Nurses badge from the late 1990s which was a privately issued item to replace the loss of the award of the General Nursing Council badge after 1983.It could be purchased upon the proof of registration by UK Nurses and was engraved with an individual registration number.This badge was replaced in 2004 when the UKN&MA incorporated the National Guild of Nurses and became the Guild of Nurses & Midwives(UK) which also issued a similar badge.
The design features a red enamel geneva cross with a disc in blue enamel with a figure of Hygeia,the Greek( and Roman) Goddess of Healing.on a green band around the edge is Nursing & Midwifery United Kingdom.A small silver Lamp of Learning is in the top arm of the cross.Excellent condition.Pin and clasp good.Makers mark for Fattorini and issue number 76 to the rear.Height 34mm

Code: 52860

45.00 GBP


United Kingdom Nurses Registration Badge

United Kingdom Nurses Registration Badge

This is an issued example of a privately purchased Nurses badge which is often mistakenly cited as being issued by the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing and Midwifery(UKCC) after 1983.When this body replaced the GNC for England & Wales it controversially decided not to issue a registration badge, despite much protest.A number of companies decided to fulfil this desire for a badge and came up with the UK Nurses Badge which could be purchased by Qualified staff.They were available in a standard Uniform & a small Dress badge.They were bought in relatively small numbers and are therefore scarce today. This is a full size badge

Code: 52859

40.00 GBP


Royal College of Nursing, Nurses Badge 1939-46

Royal College of Nursing, Nurses Badge 1939-46

An original members badge for the Royal College of Nursing,of the pattern issued during the wartime years 1939-46.In white metal with the intertwined letters RCN topped by the King's Crown.It retains it's pin and clasp and is marked for the maker J R Gaunt London.It bears the membership number 67647 Height 33mm

Code: 52854

30.00 GBP


National Asylum Workers Union,Members Badge

National Asylum Workers Union,Members Badge

A rare members badge for the National Asylum Workers Union.Founded in 1910,The new union’s slogan, “All for one and one for all: thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”, was adopted early on at the same meeting, at the Boar’s Head Hotel, Preston, on 24 September 1910, at which the union was named. The first half of the slogan can be seen on the union’s badge.
By July 1912, the NAWU had 5,400 members and a paid general secretary, the Rev HMS Bankart, a former mental hospital chaplain. It affiliated to the Labour Party in 1915 and to the TUC in 1923.The union changed its name in 1930 to the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers Union before becoming COHSE in 1946. The brass and enamel badge is in good overall condition with pin and clasp fitting intact.Unmarked to rear.Height 28mm

Code: 51395

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National Union of Trained Nurses,silver members badge

National Union of Trained Nurses,silver members badge

A rare silver and enamel pendant badge for the Nation Union of Trained Nurses.Originally formed as the Nurses Social Union to promote the development of professional nursing through lectures and exhibitions prior to the First World War.It changed it's title to the NUTN in 1913 and was one of the diverse nursing groups which was seen as a rival to the College of Nursing upon it's formation in 1916.The organisation was dissolved in 1923 but continued to administer grants for several years.
This silver members badge is in a very good condition with no damage to the enamel.The suspension bar has pin and clasp intact,it bears the motto Per Ardua Ad Astra- By Endeavour to the Stars( The same as the Royal Air Force).It carries full Birmingham hallmarks for 1916 and makers marks for WOL being W O Lewis.It is inscribed with the membership number 163 Height 42mm
A scarce badge in unusually fine condition.

Code: 51936

SOLD


General Nursing Council for England & Wales.Registered Nurse Mental Subnormality badge

General Nursing Council for England & Wales.Registered Nurse Mental Subnormality badge

A chrome and enamel badge from the GNC from the 1970s,The standard Hygeia badge is in excellent condition with pin and clasp good.It is numbered to the rear RNMS 11686 for Registered Nurse Mental Subnormality. It is unnamed as all badges were from the mid 1970s until the closure of the registers in 1983.

Code: 52838

Reserved