Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Norton – original vintage late 1950s/ early 1960s keyring by SCHALL with black leather keyfob – collector’s item


1 in stock

An original Norton keyring which will have been produced in the late 1950s or very early 1960s .

We have just this one keyring in black leather to offer – when it has been sold this listing will be cancelled .

This keyring is in excellent condition ( probably new old stock ) and is a very rare item – it is one of just 2 Norton SCHALL keyrings which we have ever listed .

Both keyrings came to us together from the same source and are examples of the earliest Norton keyrings which we have ever listed .

We are currently listing the other example in a separate listing ( with a Navy blue leather keyfob ) unless now sold .

The nickel plated badge mounted onto the keyring in this listing has been enamelled in coach enamel ( not the usual vitreous enamel more common at the time )

This coach enamel will have been individually hand applied with an enameller’s brush .

The badge is mounted onto a keyfob in genuine grained black leather .

Although not marked as such – this keyring was made in England by SCHALL ( SC HALL ) who probably didn’t make many of these keyrings for Norton bikes at the time .

In that case it could probably have not been worthwhile setting up to produce a run of vitreous enamel badges and the badges were simply enamelled by hand instead .

Interestingly other British keyring manufacturers did produce Norton motorcycle keyrings a few years later with exactly the same badge design but enamelled in vitreous enamel rather than coach enamel – by then SCHALL had disappeared and there was probably by then a greater demand for Norton keyrings so it was finally worthwhile producing them in quantity .

SCHALL’s  keyrings were very distinctive and often with a coach enamel badge and in this fat teardrop shape with a circular cut-out in the leather beneath the badge with a card insert presumably for inscribing the registration no. of the bike .

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive .