We do not have a licence which permits us to reproduce the Mercedes Benz logo.
These keyrings have original vintage badges which are over 30 years old.
We have just a few of these superb quality original badges which came to us from the leather works of Heath & Machin & Co. of Walsall which closed finally in the 1990s.
We have mounted the badges onto new keyfobs in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos.
Heath & Machin made small leathergoods and keyrings and also mounted keyfob badges for other manufacturers most notably Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham .
Up until the 1980s almost all keyrings for the world’s cars were made in England – it was quite an industry which has now sadly moved to The Far East.
The nickel plated badges are in vitreous enamel and are in new condition.
Mercedes Benz keyfob badges in the 1970s were solid badges but by the 1980s had 3 perforated sections milled out of the badge like these examples which made them rather attractive and set them apart from other Mercedes Benz keyfob badges made before and since.
By the 1990s the badges had reverted back to being solid again.
Being essentially hand made badges there is some very slight variation from badge to badge as regards the perforated sections within the badge – you would need a very keen eye to detect it though !
These badges are in the lighter shade of blue enamel which was used at that time – do not confuse them with the similar appearance reproduction 1980s Mercedes Benz keyfob badge which we offer !
These badges are original & correct for use with any 1980s Mercedes Benz motor car – or could be used as a ‘retro’ keyring in a much later car.
We have become very well known for remounting original keyfob badges on to new leather keyfobs of the correct pattern like these.
If you would prefer one of the badges mounted onto a different keyfob shape or leather colour simply place your order and let us know by separate email or using the customer notes section on the order form – no extra charge.
When all the keyrings with these badges have been sold then this listing will be cancelled.