Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Ford Mustang – original 1960s ‘Craftsman’ blue vitreous enamel badge remounted onto a new leather keyfob – scratch on enamel badge

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and no longer be ordered

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 keyring in this listing has an original Ford Mustang keyfob badge which will have been produced around 50 years ago which we have remounted onto a new leather keyfob as can be seen in the photos.

There is a surface scratch on the light blue enamel on the badge which cannot be seen in the listing photos .

This is not noticeable at first sight but can be seen as the badge is tilted from side to side in the light.

Simply a ‘cosmetic defect’ and will not affect the durability of the badge in the slightest but best mentioned.

When this keyring with this badge has been sold then this listing will be cancelled

An original Ford Mustang keyfob badge which we have mounted onto one of our slimline teardrop keyfobs in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos.

The badge is in two shades of blue vitreous enamel and is an original vintage item dating from the 1960s and is in mint condition apart from the surface enamel scratch just mentioned.

The badge was 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 this Craftsman badge was actually produced in Brooklyn USA – particularly one for an American car like this Ford Mustang one.

Badges like this one 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 1962 onwards 1st generation Ford Mustang. SMOSO   00/56   09/21