NOW SOLD – but we have left this rare keyring on view for those who may be interested to see an example of an original Armstrong Siddeley torpedo keyring.
What a sensational keyring !
The only one which we have ever seen – an original early 1960s ( or very late 1950s ) Armstrong Siddeley CUD torpedo keyring !
There is something really special about having a completely original vintage keyring which dates from the actual time when your car was first built.This keyring is exactly that – it has not been remade or remounted by us – it is an original vintage item.
Dating from the very early 1960s this keyring is in really excellent condition- and could almost be described as ‘new old stock’ but for the fact that the badge has slightly rubbed the face of the keyfob ( which happened with almost all torpedo keyrings which had seen a little use )
The enamelling of the vitreous enamel badge is as fresh as the day it was fired over 50 years ago whilst the leather torpedo keyfob on which the badge is mounted is in excellent shape with good tight stitching. The badge has marked the leather where it has rubbed on the face of the keyfob – but this is to be expected after 50 years.
Made by the Castles Unit Development Co. of Castle Gate. Leicester UK – their ‘CUD’ mark is on the back of the enamel badge. Castles were the earliest & best manufacturers of keyrings in UK at that time and examples of their products are keenly sought after – particularly in this condition- and particularly for a rare marque such as Armstrong Siddeley.
A top quality British made item produced at a time when many items like this were becoming mass produced & very poorly finished.
Original & correct for any mid to late 1950s or early to mid 1960s Armstrong Siddeley motor car.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold then this listing will cancel and where will we ever find another of these in this condition ? 00/59 01/20