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Porsche – original vintage late 1960s/ early 1970s Heath Machin of Walsall keyring – collector’s item

NOW SOLD – sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered

An original Porsche keyring which will have been produced in the late 1960s or early 1970s .

We have just this one example of this keyring to offer – when it has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

This is the only original Heath Machin Porsche keyring which we have ever listed although we have seen similar keyrings made by them for other prestige marques like Mercedes Benz & Jaguar .

Heath Machin used a couple of distinctive keyfob shapes for their keyfobs – a flat topped shield shape and also this plump teardrop shape …………..halfway between a Melsom Products slimline teardrop and a full standard teardrop ( excluding the flat sided peardrop shape used later by others )

The keyring is in excellent condition with a vitreous enamel badge mounted onto a keyfob in genuine tan leather with natural coloured stitching.

Heath Machin did make their own keyfob badges but we think this particular badge could have been bought in by Heath Machin at the time from another supplier .

It is a vitreous enamel Porsche badge which we have seen mounted onto keyfobs produced by other manufacturers at the time .

Interestingly the leather beneath the badge on the face of the keyring is a darker shade of tan ………..the keyring has obviously been subjected to strong sunlight and the leather beneath the badge has been shaded from the sun’s rays .

This could suggest that the keyring has been used in a convertible ( or that a previous owner was in the habit of leaving the keys on a sunny window sill ! )

Made by Heath Machin of Walsall in England who were producers of small leather goods and keyrings and carried out leatherwork for other keyring manufacturers like Melsom Products Ltd of Birmingham & Premier of London at the time.

In the 1960s & 1970s almost all keyrings for the world’s cars were made in England – it was quite an industry .

The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive. SMOSO  00/523    06/24