2 in stock
We have just 2 of these original Pontiac Firebird torpedo keyrings to offer .
These are original new old stock items which were produced in the 1960s and are in mint condition.
They have been in storage since they were produced over 50 years ago .
The vitreous enamel badges are mounted onto torpedo keyfobs in genuine leather gold embossed ‘ REAL MOROCCO – MADE IN ENGLAND ‘
‘Morocco’ was a term used for goatskin and the pebbly grain of the genuine goatskin can be clearly seen in the listing photos.
Goatskin was ideal for making keyfobs on account of it’s durability and fine textured appearance – these things were known all those years ago and the craft of leatherworking and the materials used has almost sadly been forgotten in this digital age.
The keyrings were made at the time by a firm known as ‘Craftsman’ who were originally Castles Unit Developments of Church Gate, Leicester England- the famous CUD Company who pioneered the torpedo keyfob shape.
In the early 1960s almost all automotive keyrings and keyfob badges for the world’s cars were produced in England – it was quite an industry.
No records survive – but it is thought that Castles ( the famous CUD keyring Co. ) later became Craftsman and an American connection is rumoured but has so far not been substantiated.
It may be that these Craftsman keyrings were actually produced in Brooklyn USA- particularly those for American cars like these Pontiac Firebird ones.
These keyrings are original & correct for 1967 onwards Pontiac Firebird .
When both keyrings have been sold this listing will be cancelled.