1940s Promotional “Neo-Cord” Key Fob from the Thorogood Shoes Co.

Whilst trying to figure out the year this was patented (couldn’t) I ran into this site: about the history of the Thorogood Shoe Company (a UK site for an American company) which patented Neo-Cord soles for the WWII effort to protect soldiers’ feet from harmful substances in 1941.

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From an eBay auction.