AA badge; 1937-1945; 7848

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Name/Title

AA badge

About this object

Automobile Association badge, chrome monogram with wings over, against yellow enamel background.

The Automobile Association was set up in 1905 to help motorists avoid police speed traps. Their 1907 guide book told AA patrolmen to salute a car that had a badge like this one. If the patrolman did not salute, it warned the AA member they were driving towards a speed trap. Patrollers saluted members until the early 1960s.

Date Made

1937-1945

Medium and Materials

steel & chromium & aluminium & enamel

Measurements

whole height 84mm whole width 76mm

Subject and Association Description

issuer Automobile Association

Collection

Hitchin Museum

Object Type

Badge

Object number

7848

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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