NOW SOLD – sorry these keyrings have now been sold and can no longer be ordered
We have just 2 of these original ‘zipfob’ keyrings to offer which date from the 1960s.
Original keyrings in new old stock condition for Lambretta motor scooters are something which we have very rarely been able to offer.
These are an item which we have never seen before with a vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a genuine black leather keyfob by means of a small chrome plated cross bar .
Each keyfob has a small oval punched into the leather where the leather is doubled over to accomodate the splitring – this suggests that they may have originally been supplied with a different method of attachment to zipper or keys .
The keyrings are new old stock and are very small measuring just 1.3″ ( 35mm) in width & just over 2.5″ ( 64mm) in total height including the splitring.
These were actually intended to be used as zipper pulls on leather jackets & zip-up motorcycle boots.
The product was probably lost on most owners of Lambrettas at the time who would never have been seen dead in leather jackets and leather zip-up motorcycle boots !
Their uniform consisted of the parka jacket with fur trimmed hood and desert boots.
Wassells – who made these zip fobs – were more used to making items for the motorcycling fraternity !
Thankfully the ‘zipfobs’ will serve equally well as keyrings and are of a size which is in keeping with a keyring to be used on a motor scooter.
When both keyrings have been sold this listing will be cancelled and the original ‘zipfob’ card is not included with the keyring. 59/43 04/20