Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Jaguar – original 1960s Heath & Machin/ Polco vitreous enamel badge remounted onto a new leather keyfob – the badge has an enamel chip

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

An original vintage Jaguar keyfob badge which will have been produced in the 1960s which we have remounted onto a new leather keyfob as can be seen in the photos .

This badge has a chip in the enamel at the top of the badge and is being offered at a reduced price .

We are offering just this one keyring with this actual badge – when this keyring has been sold this listing will be cancelled .

An original vitreous enamel Jaguar keyfob badge which came to us together with other badges from the closed premises of Heath Machin & Co. in Walsall England .

The badge is in excellent condition apart from an enamel chip which can be seen in the listing photos .

Heath Machin & Co. made their own range of automotive keyrings and also mounted keyfob badges onto leather keyfobs for other manufacturers including Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham .

This badge has a very distinctive pointed shield shape which was peculiar to The Pool Clock Company who were badgemakers in Aldersgate Street in London EC1 in the 1960s .

We occasionally see examples of their badges – always in this shape and usually marked ‘POLCO – MADE IN ENGLAND ‘ on the reverse .

Recorded information regarding badgemakers & keyring manufacturers in the 1960s is very sparse – so it can be difficult to be absolutely certain who actually made a particular keyring or keyfob badge.

It may be that this badge was made by POLCO and had been delivered together with other badges to Heath Machin for mounting onto leather keyfobs but this never happened due to the closure of POLCO – or maybe Heath Machin bought the badge dies after the closure of POLCO and continued to make the badges for their own use and simply cast ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ onto the reverse of the badges and omitted ‘POLCO’ .

Heath Machin were bought by new owners in the early 1970s and continued to make small leather goods up until the 1990s .

Some of these POLCO badges are featured in Bud Marston’s ‘ Vintage Jaguar Keyrings ‘ book together with other examples still mounted onto their original leather keyfobs.

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive and this badge is original & correct for use with any 1960s Jaguar motor car .

This badge has an enamel chip which can be seen in the listing photos . SMOSO  00/55   07/22