Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Chrysler – original late 1960s/early 1970s ‘Craftsman’ enamel badge remounted onto a new leather keyfob

NOW SOLD – sorry these keyrings have now been sold and can no longer be ordered

Original Chrysler keyfob badges  which will have been produced in the late 1960s or early 1970s which we have remounted onto new leather keyfobs as can be seen in the photos.

When these keyrings have all been sold this listing will be cancelled .

Just 2 keyrings left

We have 4 of these original Chrysler keyfob badges to offer mounted onto our slimline teardrop keyfobs in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos.

The vitreous enamel badges are original vintage items dating from the late 1960s or early 1970s and are in mint condition.

The badges were made at the time by a firm known as ‘Craftsman’ who were originally Castles Unit Developments of Church Gate, Leicester England.

In the early 1960s almost all automotive keyrings and keyfob badges for the world’s cars were produced in England – it was quite an industry.

No records survive – but it is thought that Castles ( the famous CUD keyring Co. ) later became Craftsman and an American connection is rumoured but so far not substantiated.

It may be that these Craftsman badges were actually produced in Brooklyn USA- particularly those for American cars like these Chrysler ones.

These badges were originally have been supplied mounted onto torpedo keyfobs ( the torpedo keyfob was Castle’s signature keyfob shape – and likely the reason for their swift demise )

The torpedo keyfob did not hang well from the ignition key when in use in most cars.

The splitring was at ninety degrees to the keyfob itself which meant that the keyfob and badge did not lay flat in use like conventional keyfobs as we know them today.

So – here is an original 1960s badge now mounted onto a new leather keyfob which will hang correctly in use.

This badge is original & correct for any 1960s or early 1970s Chrysler motor car.

When all 4  keyrings have been sold this listing will cancel. SMOSO   59/93    06/22