NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
We have just this one example of this scarce original Daimler keyfob badge which we are offering remounted onto one of our slimline teardrop keyfobs in genuine tan pigskin as can be seen in the photos.
The badge is in very good condition and comprises a vinyl inlay disc bonded into a plated metal badge mount.
The badge is marked ‘CUD’ on the back – it was made by Castles Unit Development Co. ( CUD ) of Castle Gate, Leicester, England.
Castles were the foremost badgemakers and keyring manufacturers in the early 1960s and were famed for their ‘torpedo’ keyrings.
By the late 1960s the torpedo keyfob shape had gone out of favour and CUD started to mount their badges onto ‘conventional’ keyfobs as we still know them today.
At that time they also moved from vitreous enamel badges to this more modern style of badge with a vinyl inlay – just before closing their doors in the early 1970s.
We have mounted the badge onto a keyfob in genuine tan pigskin which is a material which Daimler occasionally used for keyfobs.
Pigskin was prized for it’s appearance and durability and is very difficult to get hold of nowadays in this grade which we use for keyfobs.
Our pigskin was bought from a closed Midlands factory which had been producing hip flasks & men’s wallets and is already quite a few years old.
This badge is original & correct for late 1960s Daimler Majestic Major & late 1960s Daimler 2.5 litre V8.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold – then this listing will be cancelled. 00/57 11/20