NOW SOLD – Sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
What a splendid keyring – showcasing what we are probably best at…………….remounting an original vintage badge from the time onto a new leather keyfob so that the badge can continue to be used for another half century – if motoring as we know it is allowed to last that long !
This badge came to us still attached to the mortal remains of it’s original torpedo keyfob which had been in tan pigskin – a most up-market material which was traditionally reserved for keyrings for prestige marques such as Aston Martin .
The remains of the original keyfob can be seen alongside the new keyfob in the final picture in the listing- it will date from the late 1950s or early 1960s.
The badge is domed ( like a globe ) and is in vitreous enamel .
The badge is in very good condition and all the enamel is intact with no chips or enamel loss.
The very few original Triumph Globe badges which we have seen over the years are almost always damaged – that is the reason we felt it was worth ‘pushing the boat out’ and remounting this one using the original pigskin.
The badge has been remounted onto a new torpedo keyfob in genuine vintage tan pigskin .
This pigskin is almost as old as the badge itself – leather like this is almost impossible to get hold of nowadays and the leather which we have came from a closed down hip flask factory in Birmingham where it had been used to cover hip flasks.
Pre-war Triumphs had a globe badge until 1935 & then the TR2 featured a version of it on the bonnet & also on the hub caps. The TR3, TR4, 2000 & 1300 all used the globe badge, with the TR4A being the final Triumph to display the badge.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/58 02/20