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Stress Ball VGS

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0739
Category: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Object Type: Promotional Item
Object Name: Stress Ball VGS
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: circa 1997
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
97 
Height (mm):
64 
Depth (mm):
64 
Weight (g):
41 
Location: Small Side-Room [Mezzanine Store]
Inscription(s):

(VGS) Visual Guidance Systems

Notes:

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.

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.

 

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