Porcelain mug with the symbols of BMW factories (Bayerische Motorenwerke = Bavarian Motor Factories) and with the hallmark of the Beauty Work Bureau (Schönheit der Arbeit).
BMW was founded in 1916, initially as a manufacturer of aircraft engines. It is believed that the place was chosen for the purpose of cooperation (and proximity) with a well-known aircraft manufacturer in Bavaria. By the mid-1930s, the company was Europe's largest industrial concern. It produced aircraft engines, automobiles, and many smaller equipment and parts. During the Second World War, like many German companies, it used free labor from prisoners of war and the regime. Developed and implemented missile weapons and other types of advanced military technologies.
After the war, despite a series of prohibitions and the direct destruction (demolition) of its factories, the company already in 1951 produced its first post-war car — 501. Source https://ru.wikipedia.org.
A swastika stamp on the bottom with the inscription Modell des Amtes — Schönheit der Arbeit (service model — Beauty of Labor). The Beauty of Labor Bureau is an organization of Robert Ley (in the future responsible for organizational matters of the NSDAP (Reichsorganisationsleiter der NSDAP)) — part of the Labor Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront). They were engaged in the improvement of labour conditions and labor protection. Initially, the tiny organization became a hybrid of trade inspection (Gewerbeaufsicht). On the one hand, they visited companies along with the inspection, and on the other hand, they pointed out to the inspectorates what to look for. Suggestions for improvement served not only to create a beautiful work environment, but also to increase productivity, rationalize the use of labor and means of production, cultivate the National Socialist community of leadership and workers, save metals (which should be reserved for the military industry). Source https://de.wikipedia.org.
We offer a quality copy for domestic use and, undoubtedly, a good gift for friends! The mug is a decoration of its time and can be used in reenactment, filming and expositions. It weighs approximately 300 g and holds 330 ml of liquid. The diameter is 8 cm, the height is almost 10 cm. The inscriptions are applied by hot decalcification (paint is injected into the surface at high temperature), this is not a cheap stencil. The inscriptions are fixed securely and can be washed in a dishwasher.