The R100 Airship Keyring which incorporates a piece of the historic fabric in it’s body

R100 airship keyring 300
Airship R100 fabric 250
airship R100 250

The R100 was a pioneering airship designed by Barnes Wallace who later went on to create the ‘bouncing bomb’ used in the famous dambusters raid of WW2. It was built by Vickers Armstrongs. The R100 made it’s first flight in 1929. It made a series of trial flights and flew the Atlantic in August 1930. It was intended to be used on British Empire routes to effectively tie the Empire together under the name of the Imperial Airship scheme. After the crash of the R101 the R100 was scrapped.

This airship fabric stamped on the back as above is a historic piece of aviation history especially so with it’s connections with Barnes Wallace and it’s taken us a long time to find a metal keyring substantial enough to be able to incorporate the fabric in it’s body  - it was no easy matter. We have assiduously collected historic material over twenty years of living in France and the UK and the price does not reflect in any way the time and effort put into finding the material. It’s an attempt to create meaning and worth in our pieces.

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Minster Tea Light

Queens Birthday

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Heritage Wood

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Ankole Horn

Lee Enfield Knife

Historic Cufflinks

Battle of Trafalgar

The keyring has a solid sterling silver ring and it comes boxed with a letter on handmade paper telling you about the keyring. the body into which the R100 fabric is encapsulated is metal but not silver.  It’s post paid in the UK. The fabric can be irregular in shape as it is of course over  eighty years old but that simply enhances the one off nature of the item.

Barnes Wallace R100 airship 250

The Barnes Wallace designed  R100 airship fragment keyring. Price 58

Great war chaps WD mark
Great War British Officers chaps

Made out of WW1 Officers chaps which were worn in the trenches we have keyrings which have been laboriously carved out of the leather.

fragments of history black 250

For other fine keyrings crafted out of historic material see our other web site. Fragments of History from our extensive collection of historic material aquired over the years. It includes wing panels from a Meteor Jet fighter and wing panels from Tornado bombers.

Tornado penholder 6 small

This pen holder is created from the drive shaft of an RAF Tornado - click on the image above to see it.

celtic sgian dubh 350

Hand made in Sheffield by craftsmen who have been producing these items for centuries are our Sgian Dubhs. Some made wiht historic wood from Scotlands seas and forests these sgian dubhs can be carried in the full knowledge of their authenticity.

The art of the photo frame 250

Solid silver photographic frames can of themselves be works of art and you can see some of them on our other web site by clicking on the image above, We are also assembling interesting pieces of provincial Scottish silver on that site.

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