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An original vintage Austin keyring which will have been produced in the 1960s.
When this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled .
An important example of an original Austin 1100 keyring- and we have just this one to offer which is the only one which we have ever seen of this type in the last 10 years.
New old stock – so in excellent condition and has been in dry storage for well over 40 years since the late 1960s.
Rather interesting because the vitreous enamel badge is inset into a black plastic mount which is in turn mounted onto the keyfob- almost an interim design bridging the familiar old fashioned vitreous enamel on plated metal badges and the later resin badges.
The badge is mounted onto an excellent quality keyfob in high grade full grain leather with gold embossing.
Made by a manufacturing business whose trademark was ‘Trend’ as can be seen embossed onto the back of the keyfob- we do see examples of their keyrings for other makes of car from time to time.
Despite research we have never discovered who they actually were !
Small enamelling businesses came & went rather rapidly in the 1960s & 1970s – many were based in the Birmingham area which had a tradition of vitreous enamelling.
There may have been a tie-up with a badgemaker known as ‘Alexander’ – occasionally a badge marked ‘Alexander’ crops up mounted onto a ‘Trend’ leather keyfob.
The keyring is original & correct for any 1960s or early 1970s Austin 1100.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will cancel.