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: