Well WWII Home Front collectors here is a super nice and scarce Pratt & Whitney Aircraft War Savings Bonds 10% Club pinback button to add to your collection. It was recently acquired and is being offered here for the first time. This is the first of its kind that we have ever seen, or handled. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company got its start by former Navy Lieutenant Frederick B. Rentschler. He was a Princeton graduate, and became an aircraft engine designer and aviation engineer. He went to Connecticut in 1925 to pursue an idea that became one of the most successful ventures in American aviation industry. He convinced a friend of his family, Niles-Bement-Ponds, who just happened to be the president of the Pratt & Whitney Machine & Tool Company, that he could produce a quality airplane engine. With very little convincing by July 1925 they struck a deal, and soon Rentschler was manufacturing two quality high rpm engines. First the "Wasp" and then the "Hornet." The U.S. Navy was so impressed with the designs that in October 1926 they ordered 200 Wasp and Hornet engines. By 1940 P & W engine technology had improved dramatically. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt moved to put the country on a wartime footing, and American aircraft manufacturers were called on to produce 50,000 aircraft a year for the military. To meet the challenge, Pratt & Whitney by 1943 expanded its workforce from 3,000 employees to 40,000. The company also recruited automakers, including Ford, Buick, and Chevrolet, as subcontractors, training the auto companies to duplicate the Pratt & Whitney manufacturing process. The Pratt & Whitney War Savings Bonds were sold to help pay for the war effort. They hired what we know now as "Rosie the Riveters," and they played a big part to win the war. There is another one of these for sale on another site for a lot more money, and ours is in much better condition than that one. Ours is in excellent condition, without any problems. The back metal has a gray painted rim. A little different, and is in excellent condition as well! Just to note: there appears to be what looks like a scratch below the "S" and "A" in SAVINGS within the red. This is not a scratch, and is in the printing under the celluloid. I looked at it up close with my loupe. This pinback measures 1" across. We attempt to be as accurate as possible with our descriptions, so there are no surprises to the lucky buyer. Our photos should tell you just about all of the rest. Please email us with any questions or concerns that you may have. You will be answered in a timely manner. If asking on or near the weekend, give us a little more time to respond, as we may be away on business. Also if you haven't read fully, our quotes for shipping include insurance. We don't ship anything unless it's insured. This is to protect both the buyer as well as us the seller. There have been too many problems with the PO these days. Better safe, than sorry. Thank you
WWII Home Front Pratt & Whitney Aircraft War Savings Bonds 10% Club Pinback Button 1"