¡Nuevas Placas Soldables!

Placas Soldables

Estamos introduciendo el más reciente producto de National Band & Tag en nuestra línea de placas para alas – Las placas ZIP soldables en Acero Inoxidable y Aluminio. Estas placas pueden ser soldadas con una soldadora de punto para obtener una placa dificilmente violable.

¡Disponibles con logotipo, fechas, nombres, numeración consecutiva y más!

Estilo 890-4SS de Acero

Estilo 890-4AL de Aluminio

Dimensiones: 33.65 mm x 22.23 mm


Placas Soldables en gallos

New Weldable Stainless Steel Wing Bands

weldable wing bandsIntroducing National Band & Tag’s newest product to the wing band line – Weldable Stainless Steel and Aluminum Zip Wing Bands! The edges of these bands can be welded together using a spot welder to create a completely tamper-resistant wing band.

Available stamped with logos, dates, names, consecutive numbers, and more!

Style 890-4SS for Stainless Steel

Style 890-4AL for Aluminum

Dimensions: 1 13/40” x 7/8”


weldable wing band on bird

A History of Leg Bands and Ear Tags

Click to download a PDF of our Visual History Timeline.

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1595 – The first record of a metal band attached to a bird’s leg was when one of Henry IV’s banded Peregrine Falcons was lost and found later in Malta, about 1350 miles away.

1669 – Duke Ferdinand placed a silver band on a Grey Heron around 1669. The bird was recovered by his grandson almost 60 years later in 1728.

1710 – A German falconer captured a grey heron with several rings on one leg. The bander was unknown but one of the rings was placed on the heron in Turkey, more than 1,200 miles to the east.

1803 – The first records of banding in North America are those of John James Audubon, the famous American naturalist. He tied silver cords to the legs of a brood of Phoebes and was able to identify two of the nestlings when they returned the following year.

1899 – Hans Mortensen, a Danish school teacher, began placing aluminum rings on the legs of bird. He inscribed the bands with his name and address in the hope they would be returned to him if found.

1902 – National Band & Tag is founded and starts selling leg bands for poultry.

1904 – The real pioneer bander in the Americas was Jack Miner who established the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Between 1909 and 1939 he banded 20,000 Canada Geese alone, many of which carried bands returned to him by hunters.

1920 – Frederick Lincoln forms the North American bird banding program that we all know today as the United States Geological Survey (USGS Bird Banding Lab).

2010 – NB&T starts making Replica Bands.

2017 – The oldest banded bird, Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross, has a baby at age 66.


1799 – Livestock ear tags were developed in 1799 under the direction of Sir Joseph Banks, for identification of King George III’s Merino sheep flock. Matthew Boulton designed and produced the first ear tags for sheep made from tin.

1895 – Ear tags were incorporated as breed identification in the United States with the forming of the International Ohio Improved Chester Association.

1913 – Ear tags were developed in Canada as a means to identify cattle when testing for tuberculosis.

1945 – The first ear tags were primarily steel with nickel plating. After World War II, larger, flag-like, plastic tags were developed in the United States.

1949 – National Band & Tag invents the style 49 ear tag for cattle.

1953 – The first two-piece, self-piercing plastic ear tag was developed and patented.

1956 – National Band & Tag invents the style 56 ear tag for cattle.

1992 – NB&T assists in getting the first USDA Organic Certification.

2004 – The U.S. Government asked farmers to use EID or Electronic Identification ear tags on all their cattle. This request was part of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

Wet Tumble Your Stainless Steel Tags

We manufacture all our metal tags here in our factory, which means there are different tag finishes that we can provide for our customers.

For stainless steel tags, we like to recommend wet tumbling for a smooth finish. It is only an extra $15/1000 tags (Special Charge H) and it will remove any rough edges on your tag. This is an easy way to ensure that if your tag is dangling and someone grabs it, they will not harm themselves on a sharp edge. If your tag is going to be mounted, then you might not need the wet tumble finish. Polishing is recommended for any stainless steel tags that are going to be used as keychains or be handled often. Not sure which finish is right for you? Just request free samples of each finish here!

Direct from Press
Free – By request
Tags have die-cut edges and are covered in an oil residue.engraved tag oily finish

Dry Tumbled (De-Oiled)
Free- Standard Finish
Oil residue is removed, but tags may have a sharp die-cut edge.engraved tag dry tumbled

Wet Tumbled (Smooth Edges)
$15/a thousand
Oil residue and sharp edges are both removed, can cause some scratches to the tag.engraved tag wet tumbled

Polished (Premium Finish)
Call for quote
Tags are smooth and shiny, with no sharp edges. engraved tag polished finish

Realtor Keychains

These house shaped tags can be custom stamped with your company’s name, phone number, address, website, or any other information you need! Keychains make great promotional items for realtors to give to new home owners. These tags are also useful for:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Retirement communities
  • Vacation rental homes
  • Condominiums
  • Rental Houses
  • And more!

Make sure your tenant or new home owner always has your information on hand with a keychain customized with your information. Three different sizes of house shaped tags are available, along with over 150 other shapes to choose from!

realtor keychain

house tags