We have just a few of these original new old stock vitreous enamel Daimler keyfob badges which we are offering remounted onto new keyfobs in genuine tan pigskin as can be seen in the photos.
The badges are in mint condition with the Daimler script encircling black enamel within translucent gold enamel with the sunburst effect beneath.
We have received just a few of these badges which came from the leather works of Heath & Machin in Walsall, England.
Heath & Machin produced their own badges ( these are some of those ) for their own keyrings and also mounted badges onto leather keyfobs for other manufacturers – most notably Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham.
Heath & Machin changed hands in the early 1970s and continued making small leather goods up until the 1990s.
These badges are so special that we are offering them remounted onto genuine pigskin keyfobs in tan pigskin gold embossed ‘TOP GRAIN LEATHER’ on the back just as keyfobs were marked all those years ago.
Pigskin was ( and is ! ) a luxurious leather which was occasionally used for keyfobs in the 1960s – usually for prestige cars like Daimler.
It was always expensive and was prized for it’s appearance and hard wearing durability which was ideal for keyfobs which receive a lot of handling .
Pigskin seems to be a thing of the past and no longer available in the grade needed for making keyfobs – the material which we use was sourced from a closed Midlands factory which had been using it for covering hip flasks and making wallets – and keyfobs- quite some time ago.
These are superb keyrings with a 1960s period correct vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a period correct peardrop keyfob shape .
We have become very well known over the years for remounting original badges like these onto new leather keyfobs of the correct pattern.
Sadly when all the few badges which we have are mounted and sold then this listing will be cancelled.