Day 114…

The Jailer

 "Jailer" key chain by jean ring

"Jailer" key chain by jean ring

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Ah… the Jean Ring.  If you are new to the blog, I will give you a little back story, in the 70's my mom repped the Jean Ring line of key rings at gift shows across the country.  I have a few different styles, but this was one that I found in the great cleanup.  I really should have taken a before picture, because frankly, it was a mess, but with a little Brasso, and some elbow grease, I polished it up, and now I love it.  Yes, it is huge, but all the better to find in the maelstrom that is the bottom of my bag.  I did a little research on it on the Jean Ring website, yes my friends, there is a Jean ring website.  Apparently there is even an Urban Myth about it.  Here you go:

"Jailer Key Ring circa 1978
No longer available. 
Too expensive to manufacture. This could have messed-up your cars ignition. It was very heavy."

If you are hungering for more Jean Ring information, here you go:

http://jeanring.com/index.shtml