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Ford Maverick – original vintage late 1960s/early 1970s ‘Craftsman’ badge remounted onto a new leather keyfob

£39.95

2 in stock

We are not licensed by Ford Motor Company or any of their representatives to reproduce any of the registered Ford logos and badge designs.

None of the Ford badges on any of the keyrings offered for sale here in this website shop have been produced by us.

The keyrings in this listing have original Ford Maverick keyfob badges which will have been produced around 40 years ago which we have remounted onto new leather keyfobs as can be seen in the photos.

When both keyrings with this badge have been sold this listing will be cancelled

We have just 2 of these original Ford Maverick 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 Ford Maverick ones.

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 1960s badge now mounted onto a new leather keyfob which will hang correctly in use.

This badge is original & correct for 1969 -1977 Ford Maverick

When both keyrings have been sold this listing will cancel.