German WWII TENO Cufftitle-This was removed from a TENO tunic, it is made of a black rayon with a BeVo woven Gothic script, "Technische Nothilfe" in matte silvery/grey cotton threads. Both the top and bottom edges are bordered in vertically woven matte silvery/grey cotton threads. The reverse has the typical loose, vertical threads from the weaving process. This is still sewn together and you can see that it was removed from a tunic. In worn but in very good condition.
History: The TeNo or Technischen Nothilfe, (Technical Emergency Corps) ws created very early after WWI, in 1919. Civilian volunteers were called upon to maintain and repair essential services in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. TeNo was administered under the Minister of the Interior, until mid-1939 when it became an official State organization under control of the Police which in turn was controlled by the SS. As the war dragged on TeNo, became more and more a para-military organization with its direction becoming more controlled by the Waffen-SS. When TeNo personnel were attached to army units for assistance they were issued with one of two distinctive cufftitles with one cufftitle being worked in bright silver/aluminum threads for wear on the field-grey service tunic and the other cufftitle worked in matte silvery/grey threads for wear on the fatigue and work tunic.