NOW SOLD – Sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
We have just this one example of this original Triumph TR4 torpedo keyring which was made by Craftsman in the 1960s to offer.
This is the only example of this keyring which we have ever seen over the last 10 years- an incredibly rare item.
The keyring is in exceptionally good condition – almost mint condition – but when we received it the little leather hinge connecting the badge to the keyfob was damaged.
In that case we have provided the keyring with a new leather hinge .
You would never have known this had we not mentioned it – but we would always reveal any repair which we have made to an important and valuable keyring like this one.
The vitreous enamel badge is mounted onto a genuine leather torpedo keyfob gold embossed ‘ Real Morocco Made in England’
Morocco was a term used for goatskin – and the fine pebbly appearance of the leather suggests that this is indeed goatskin.
Torpedo keyrings were made by Castles Unit Developments of Castle Gate Leicester UK in the early 1960s. They were the only manufacturer making torpedos.
It is believed that Castles then changed their name very briefly to ‘Craftsman’ before ceasing production altogether. We do very occasionally come across torpedo keyrings marked ‘Craftsman’. An American connection has also been rumoured but so far has not substantiated.
Morocco leather is more an American term than a British one – even though the keyfob is gold embossed ‘Made In England’.
This keyring is original & correct for 1961 – 1967 Triumph TR4
How many of those cars which remain will be driven with an original keyring from the time like this one ?
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/531 12/19