Remember these ? Just the thing to keep the tweed trousers clean while riding your fixed gear bike around town in winter. They are still available today, believe it or not, in both types – the ring clip and the vertical peg. There are some nice nickel plated ones available new that I found on this site in the U.K. The whole idea of trouser clips does seem rather a British one doesn’t it !
Although pointless while wearing shorts in the Australian summer I have used mine on trousers in winter quite often. I prefer the vertical clips as they don’t cut off circulation to my feet and they are not easy to dislodge either. I well recall getting trousers chewed up as a kid and also a teenager, particularly as it was the decade of “70s flares”…
These are “WV” brand ( or is that VVV ? ), probably around 50 years old.
The ring clips are stamped “Terry’s Made in England” , and this company made sprung motorcycle and bicycle saddles and accessories such as pump and tennis racket clips. This interesting site shows some catalogues and products.
Here is the pump clip, also from my collection :