« Previous Next »

YC-14 Paperweight

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1247
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Promotional Item
Object Name: YC-14 Paperweight
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Boeing
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): YC-14
Year of Manufacture: circa 1976
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
50 
Height (mm):
24 
Depth (mm):
52 
Weight (g):
148 
Location: Cupboard 3 (awards) [Main Store]
Inscription(s):

Boeing - U.S. Air Force
YC-14 Development Team

Notes:

A 38mm diameter, red enamel and chrome badge mounted on a white marble base. The wording is; ‘Boeing. US Air Force YC-14 Development Team’. The Boeing YC-14 was a twin-engine short take-off and landing (STOL) tactical military transport aircraft. It was Boeing's entrant into the United States Air Force's Advanced Medium STOL Transport (AMST) competition, which aimed to replace the Lockheed C-130 Hercules as the USAF's standard STOL tactical transport. Although both the YC-14 and the competing McDonnell Douglas YC-15 were successful, neither aircraft entered production.

The Company in common with most organisations has a wide range of items promoting the Company name as a form of advertising. The range extends from  'cheap and cheeful'; the sort of thing that would be on the Stand at an Exhibition like the SBAC Farnborough Show. The young visitors love collecting these items along with pictures and Brochures. Such items would include the following:

Stickers, Carrier Bags, Furry Bugs, simple aircraft assembly kits, Cardboard Head Up Display, Drinks Mats. Sometimes a collection of items is put together in something like a Pouch or presentation bag.

A more up-market offering, of better quality, might include:

Mugs, Pens, Key Fobs, Tape Dispensers, Magnifying Glasses, Model cars or the Hybrid Bus, Penknife and Pens.

The top range gifts are usually presented to important visitors or taken on visits to customers and these might include:

Executive Toys, Paperweights, Business Card Holders, Wallets, Clocks, Calculators, Engraved glasses and Glass blocks with a contained model and legend (BAE Systems liked to produce glass Globes to illustrate the global reach of the company). A rather special gift has been a Hologram of a coin.

Ties have been a regular gift in the days when they were regularly worn and were presented as recognition of achievement or membership of a group or ‘club as well as being a promotional gift. Employees for example will be encouraged to wear a T-Shirt with a Corporate Logo which gives a corporate identity. 

The RAA includes items of this type acquired from Suppliers and visits to Customers.

 

Click to enlarge