Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


BMW – original late 1960s/ early 1970s vitreous enamel Melsom Products badge inlaid into a new leather keyfob


1 in stock

We are not licensed by BMW or any of their representatives to reproduce any of the registered BMW designs.

The keyring in this listing has an original vintage BMW badge which will have been produced over 40 years ago probably with the intention of it being inlaid into the top of a gear lever knob .

We have inlaid the badge into a new leather keyfob as can be seen in the photos .

We are offering just this one keyring with this actual badge – when this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled .

We do have a couple more of these badges to offer at a later stage when this keyring has been sold – in the late 1960s & early 1970s the vitreous enamel was hand laid and each badge is slightly different .

( The enlarged high resolution listing photo of this badge shows a tiny dimple at the edge of the blue enamel in the left hand side blue enamel segment . This shows up in the photo due to shadowing but can hardly be seen when viewed at life size with the naked eye )

In that case we prefer to offer each badge remounted separately and the main photos show the actual keyring which you will receive by buying this keyring from this listing . ( not the keyring in the photo with the two unmounted badges ) 

This badge was produced in hand laid vitreous enamel by Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham in the late 1960s or early 1970s and would probably have been intended for inlaying into a leather covered BMW gear lever knob at the leatherworks of Heath Machin & Co. of Walsall , England who carried out this type of work .

We do have an example of one of these original BMW gear lever knobs with an inlaid vitreous enamel badge in our reference collection .

As well as making their own badges and keyrings, Heath Machin also mounted keyfob badges onto leather keyfobs for Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham whose name appears on the back of these badges.

The badge has been bonded onto a backplate and has then been inlaid and handstitched into a leather keyfob in full grain black leather to produce a superb keyring as can be seen in the photos.

Needless to say – Melsom’s name can no longer be seen as it is on the back of the badge within the keyfob .

One of the listing photos shows the badges before being inlaid into a keyfob – the keyring in this photo is not the actual one which you will receive – all the other photos are of the actual keyring which you will receive .