You found it! The rarest ring in the shop. I've seen just 2 of these keys in over 4 years of constantly searching for and purchasing keys. This is an extremely unusual piece that is difficult to find and even more difficult to resist. Such a cool piece of American history - commemorating a time when space was a new frontier and the world was beginning to shrink through technology and knowledge. Whoever gets this one will be extremely lucky to show it off. Get it while you can!
This one-of-a-kind ring is made from a key for an 1960's-1970's Plymouth Valiant. The rocket design reflected the involvement the Chrysler company had with the space program: building large sections of the Moon rockets.
This is the only Buick ring I've ever made - these keys are not easy to find! I'm so happy how this one turned out and I know someone will love it. Buick as a company has an amazing history and the ring itself is incredibly intricate and detailed. This is a REAL key that is cut for a car, so at one point in history it was riding around in a 1960's Buick! $65.00
The 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition was a world's fair held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the 50th anniversary of the 1876 Centennial Exposition. The symbol of the event was the Liberty Bell, and organizers constructed an 80 foot replica that towered over the festival entrance. Items from this fair are somewhat uncommon - so this ring is truly a unique piece of American history!
This ring from the 1960's has quite a history. It is related to brands such as Keds shoes, General Motors, and Uniroyal tires; as well as names like DuPont and Goodyear. It is an amazing piece of American manufacturing history and a throwback to the time when Detroit was a center of innovation and industry. The 1964-65 New York World's Fair actually featured an 80-foot tall, white-walled U.S. Royal tire Ferris Wheel - that's right, a Ferris Wheel!
This dainty ring is an exact historic reproduction of a National Cash Register printer door key (c.1915). Back in those days, each register took 5 or 6 different keys to open and operate different parts of the machine. This key (#5) opened the printer door on the right side of the register, where a thin roll of paper was used to print receipts. This is one of my favorite ring styles in the shop because of its thin stem (3/16" wide), clear engraving, and fascinating history.
The Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company began in a converted factory with $28,000 in cash from 12 investors, most notably John and Horace Dodge. During its early years, the company produced just a few cars a day at its factory on Mack Ave in Detroit. Groups of two or three men worked on each car, assembling it from parts made mostly by supplier companies contracting for Ford. Today Ford is the 2nd largest automobile maker in the USA…
Machinist August J. Petrie, the son of German immigrants, founded the Milwaukee Stamping Company in 1901 with his two brothers, Charles and George. The company manufactured builders' hardware, traveling bag and trunk hardware, parts for automobile motors, and other stamped specialty products. The company plant covered several acres and quickly became one of the largest in the city, employing hundreds of people. Antique Key Ring - Size 3.5 - by goatandkettle