NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
This original 1950s Hudson vitreous enamel keyfob badge is actually only the 2nd keyfob badge for Hudson which we have ever seen !
Hardly surprising as the final Hudson car came off the assembly line on June 25th 1957 !
The other one is listed mounted onto a different keyfob shape here in this website shop ( unless now sold )
The badge is in virtually mint condition – the translucent red enamel is as fresh as if it has just been removed from the furnace after firing .
The badge was made by Castles Unit Developments of Castle Gate in Leicester UK.- their famous CUD logo is on the back of the badge.
Castles were the only firm producing keyrings for cars at that time – keyrings for cars were very much in their infancy and only became widely used in the very late 1950s and early 1960s.
Keyrings for American cars were produced in UK at that time ( by Castles) and then sent to USA to be supplied with the cars.
We would assume that with Hudson production ending in 1957, Castles would only have produced one small batch of these badges .
We are offering the badge mounted onto one of our torpedo keyfobs in full grain black leather.
The badge is original & correct for use with any 1950s Hudson motor car.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will cancel. 00/56 05/20