Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


University Motors 1952 vintage key chain by Fattorini – collector’s item


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An original University Motors keychain which was  produced in 1952 .

When this keychain has been sold this listing will be cancelled.

We have just this one University Motors key chain to offer – which is the only example which we have ever seen.

This is an original keychain dating from 1952 .

In 1952 –   keyrings as we know them today had not quite made an appearance.

Owners sometimes used an enamel badge like this one fastened onto the ignition key by means of a short jewellery chain & clasp.

The vitreous enamel badge is in excellent condition and has the maker’s name ( Fattorini & Sons Ltd, Bradford Works, Birmingham ) cast onto the back.

Additionally the original owner’s details are engraved onto the back of the enamel badge :-

It was quite usual for ex. military & airforce and also actively serving personnel to buy MG sports cars at that time.

MGs seem to have been the serviceman’s preferred choice of motor car.

University Motors Ltd of Stratton House London W1 were main dealers f0r MG cars until the early 1950s.
MG cars sold from their dealership were supplied with a dashboard plate and a keyring like this.

Probably originally supplied with a 2nd hand MG TC or a new MG TD or TF.

What a wonderful addition to one of those cars this keyring would make as it is original & correct for use with any of them – and particularly one which was originally supplied by University Motors Ltd.

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

When it has been sold then this listing will cancel- and wherever will you find one like this one again ?