NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
We are not licensed by Jaguar Land Rover Ltd to reproduce any of the recent Jaguar logos and none of the keyrings listed here for sale in this website shop feature any of those logos.
The badge mounted to the keyfob in this listing is an original item which was manufactured over 40 years ago and this keyring is intended to be used with classic Jaguar motor cars.
An original vintage Jaguar ‘black growler’ keyfob badge for Series 3 E-Type dating from 1971.
The vitreous enamel badge is in superb condition and we have remounted it onto a new keyfob in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos .
The keyfob shape which we have used is the same shape & size as was originally used for mounting these badges.
We have seen very few examples of this badge or keyring over the last 10 years – these badges are rare – particularly in this condition .
The badge was made by Gale Melville Ltd of Kingston in Surrey, England whose details appear on the back of the badge.
The badge came to us from the closed leatherworks of Heath & Machin & Co. in Walsall .
Heath & Machin mounted badges onto leather keyfobs for Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham in the 1960s & 1970s and also mounted badges onto leather keyfobs for other badgemakers as well.
Obviously they were also mounting Gale & Melvilles badges onto keyfobs for them at the same time.
Evidently this particular badge did not get mounted at the time for one reason or another – it was the only Jaguar badge which came to us from them .
Bud Marston describes these Jaguar Series 3 black growler keyrings in his ‘Vintage Jaguar Keyrings’ book which is featured at the beginning of the Jaguar section in our website shop.
Bud states that this keyring was listed in 1971 by Jaguar in an interim parts list for the Series 3 E-Type under part no. 9036 as an optional extra to be supplied with the car
The last time which we listed one of these badges was in December 2019 – we haven’t seen one since then .
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/523 04/21