NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
We have just this one example to offer of this original vintage Lambretta keyring which dates from the 1960s.
These melsom keyrings are rare – not many have survived after 50 years and these were the standard Lambretta keyring of the day.
The keyring is in used condition – but still perfectly serviceable.
The vitreous enamel badge has a few surface scratches but no enamel chips.
Some slight loss of nickel plating as can be seen in the enlarged high resolution listing photos.
The genuine tan leather keyfob is well worn in like a comfortable pair of shoes.
These keyrings led a hard life back in the 1960s on open scooters in all weathers .
Made at the time by Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham – their details are cast into the back of the badge and their keyflix brand name is very faintly embossed into the leather keyfob beneath the badge.
In the 1960s Melsom Products made keyrings for most makes of car & bike ( British, American & European ) and these were exported worldwide – it was quite an industry.
A top quality British made product made at a time when manufacturing standards of many products were beginning to decline rapidly.
Original & correct for use with any Lambretta motor scooter of the period – how many of those scooters remaining will now be ridden with a completely original keyring like this one ?
These are the actual keyrings that many of the scooters were being used with at the time.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When this keyring has been sold this listing will cancel. 59/93 09/20