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Aston Martin – original 1970s/ 1980s vitreous enamel keyfob badge with thin green border remounted onto a new leather keyfob

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered

An original vitreous enamel Aston Martin keyfob badge which will have been produced in the 1970s or 1980s which we are offering mounted onto a new leather keyfob in black oak bark tanned leather as can be seen in the photos.

We have just this one keyring with this badge to offer  – when this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

This vitreous enamel badge is in superb condition and will have been made in the 1970s or 1980s .

It is marked ‘Manhattan Windsor – Made in England’ on the back.

Manhattan Windsor were the Co. who made Aston Martin keyrings at that time .

This green border badge was produced again in the 1990s – but with a thicker green border .

We have an original example of this design of Aston Martin badge mounted onto a keyfob in tan pigskin leather in our reference collection – in the slimline teardrop style of the time.

We have chosen to remount this original badge onto a slimline teardrop keyfob in black oak bark tanned leather :-

Oak bark tanned hide is a brave survivor of England’s past before the Industrial Revolution transformed the use of natural materials.

There is just one remaining tannery in England producing oak bark tanned leather and still powered by a waterwheel- the site has been a tannery since Roman times.

The oak bark is harvested from coppice oakwoods and contains the necessary tannins needed for producing this leather.

The tanning method has changed very little over the years and is a long gentle process which protects the natural fibres of the hide and takes anywhere from 12 -24 months to produce each hide which is then hand finished by the curriers.

The resulting leather is prized for it’s quality, durability & finish and is a shining beacon standing out in this 21st Century world where uniformity & bland industrially produced plastic materials have replaced almost everything which went before.

This outstanding hide is used for keyrings for those customers who demand the very best and where ‘nothing else will do ‘

There is no other leather which actually smells so richly of ‘leather’.

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive . SMOSO  00/59    06/24