Individually Handmade Keyrings For Classic Vehicles Made Here In England & Shipped Worldwide

Dodge - original vintage late 1960s/early 1970s 'Craftsman' enamel badge keyring.

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

We have just 2 of these original Dodge 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 has always been rumoured and is probably substantiated by the information on the back of these Dodge badges which plainly states ‘Brooklyn NY ‘.

These badges were originally 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 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 Dodge motor car.

When both keyrings have been sold this listing will cancel.  59/43         06/20