|Category:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Object Type:||Promotional Item|
|Object Name:||Stress Ball VGS|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1997|
|Location:||Memorabilia Drawer 2|
(VGS) Visual Guidance Systems
Like many large organisations the Company has a range of hand-outs as gifts for Air Shows and Open Days. The handouts usually have a corporate logo or a programme name so are a form of advertising.
A stress ball is a malleable toy, usually not more than 7 cm in diameter. It is squeezed in the hand and manipulated by the fingers, ostensibly to either help relieve stress and muscle tension or to exercise the muscles of the hand. Despite the name, many stress balls are not spherical.
White stress ball in shape of a rugby ball. It has the VGS trademark symbol of the Civil Transport Head Up Display Combiner Glass with the letters VGS inscribed standing for ‘Visual Guidance System’. This was produced for the civil HUD programme for the Boeing 737-800 around 1997.