Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Francis Barnett – original new old stock early 1960s Melsom badge remounted onto a new leather keyfob


2 in stock

Original Francis Barnett keyfob badges which we have remounted onto new leather keyfobs as can be seen in the photos.

When all the keyrings with this badge have been sold this listing will be cancelled .

Just 2 keyrings left

We have just a few of these original Francis Barnett keyfob badges which we have mounted onto new keyfobs in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos.

These badges are original & correct for use with any 1960s Francis Barnett motorcycle including early 1960s Cruiser twin, Fulmar & Plover up until 1966 when the works closed .

These are brand new original old stock items dating from the 1960s which came to us from the closed leatherworks of Heath Machin & Co. of Walsall who ( as well as making their own keyrings ) mounted keyfob badges onto leather keyfobs for Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham whose name appears on the back of the badges.

At the time of Heath & Machin closing – these badges had not yet been mounted onto leather keyfobs .

Melsom Products Ltd were the most famous and prolific of British car & motorcycle keyring manufacturers during the 1960s and very early 1970s .

We had always assumed that Melsoms mounted their badges onto their own leather keyfobs – and it has taken us 10 years to discover that this was not always the case.

Heath Machin & Co. were bought out by new owners in the very early 1970s ( coinciding with Melsom’s demise ) and continued making small leather goods into the 1990s.

When all the keyrings with these badges have been sold then this listing will be cancelled.