Replica 1958-60 cream switch rings
- aka the poker chip
The punch tool for these was made directly from a genuine 1959 switch ring. It is exactly the same size and font. The hardest part of replicating these parts is finding the correct sheet material. After an extensive world-wide search, we sourced a small quantity of sheet material that was as close to the original as possible. The supplier only had a couple of old pieces and Vintage Haven bought all he had. Once this has been used up... then unfortunately this item will no longer be available.
They do look very authentic, they have the correct “torn edge” where they are pressed out rather than cut. The text is stamped then filled by hand with the correct gold paint. They are then aged to the level you require. We can oxidise the paint to turn it greenish and add the usual wear or produce a near NOS example… your choice. Take a look at some of the samples and previous orders shown here.
They are expensive items to produce and receive a great deal of time-consuming hand-finishing. But the result is as near to original, as its possible to get.
We have been asked about the version-1 ring (the earlier text font style mainly seen on original gold tops, see picture below) but at the moment, demand doesn’t justify the tooling costs but if we have enough enquiries, it may be a worthwhile proposition. Click below to enquire.
1959 style 'poker chip' switch ring. 100% accurate in every way. Stamped, correct font, infilled with gold paint (NOT foil blocked). Punched edges, correct thickness colour and material. Each one is aged to your requirements.
Replica Switch rings: £60 each