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Romford Ceramic Matchstriker
Romford Ceramic Matchstriker
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Original, quality 1920's white ceramic match holder and striker. This circular example is detailed to the top in black text "Wyard and Taylors Popular Mineral WaterS Romford." The underside is printed "Jenkinson and Co Ltd Bartholomew Row Birmingham." Some crazing to the glazing, otherwise complete and in good order. 5" diam x 1.75" tall. 
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Cast Iron Pub Table
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Original, quality, late 19th century, rectangular shaped cast iron pub table with the original good thick mahogany top. The cast iron supports detail acanthus leaves, have bun feet and details for the maker "Pioksley, Sims and Co Ltd, Albion Lancashire". The mahogany top has a routered edge, a rectangular shape with bow ends, a good grain and colour. The ironwork has been cleaned and finished in a clear lacquer and the mahogany refinished. Top 42" x 20.5" and 0.75", total height 30".  
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Cast Iron Pub Table



Brass Spit Bracket
Brass Spit Bracket
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Original, quality, mid 19th Century, cast brass wall bracket for a clockwork spit (bottlejack). This larger and heavier than average bracket has a well pierced cast pink brass backplate, with matching detail on the swinging arm and cast yellow brass hinge mounts, sliding hook and heart shaped end stop. The backplate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting onto the mantelshelf above the fire to suspend the clockwork spit and meat, allowing it to cook in front of the fire. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 9" x 6.5" wide, when in use 13" front to back and when flat against the wall 15" wide. 
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3 Piece Matching Brass Fire Irons
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Original, quality late 19th century matching brass fireside shovel and tongs, with a matching poker, made to suit. These superb brass fire irons are of a heavy gauge with decorative cast brass handle, a steel tip to the poker and a pressed brass spade end to the shovel. The tongs have an interesting patented hinge system and are complete and in good and working order. Shovel 29.5" x 5.75" x 1.75". Tongs 29" x 3.5" x 1.75". Poker 29" x 1.75" x 1.75" Price is for the set.  
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3 Piece Matching Brass Fire Irons



Blue Glass Soda Syphon
Blue Glass Soda Syphon
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Original, quality 1920's, blue coloured glass soda syphon with a later replacement top mount. The front of the glass body is etched for the supplier of the mineral water "Swan Beverages Ltd, London S.W.", "From Artesian Wells" and the top mount was fitted by Scweppes Ltd when it was returned for a refill. In good order, but not suitable for use. 11" tall x 3.75" diameter.  
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Pair of Glass Whisky Urns
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Pair of original, quality late 19th century clear glass urn-shaped, whisky dispensers in superb condition. This matching pair has the original knopped and faceted clear glass covers / lids, a very similar pair of brass taps and are both etched and gilded with "Special Irish Whisky" to one and "Pale Brandy" to the other. Several very minor chips to both the bases, otherwise all is perfect, with the tap polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. These were originally used on pub or hotel bar tops or bar backs and are very hard to find today in good condition, and these are the best I have seen for some years. 25.5" tall x 8.5" wide and 10" front to back including taps.  
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Pair of Glass Whisky Urns



Pair of Large Brass Candlesticks, 2 pairs available
Pair of Large Brass Candlesticks, 2 pairs available
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, large cast brass candlesticks, with an Art Nouveau feel. The tapered columns have various turnings mounted on circular bases, and have shaped, deep drip pans and 1.1/8" candle sockets. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 4.5" diameter of base x 16.5" tall. Price is per pair.  
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Twin Branch Brass Rise and Fall Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's brass rise and fall electric light fitting to take two bulb holders and shades. This Art Nouveau example has a flat horizontal brass bar curled up at each end and is mounted to a spherical brass counterbalance weight with two white ceramic wheels, the original matching ceiling rose, again has white ceramic wheels. Rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders, and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. The shades are not included in the price but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code S893. A most elegant light fitting, these are getting harder and harder to find. 24.5" wide excluding shades and 22" tall as in the main picture exculding shades. 
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Twin Branch Brass Rise and Fall Electric Light Fitting



Jefferson Electric Light Fitting
Jefferson Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's, opaline coloured moulded glass lamp shade facing down, with the original brass shade holder and hook. The shade is embossed to the rim for the manufacturer "Jefferson". A new replacement brass ceiling rose and length of brass chain is included. All has been fully overhauled and polished, lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Bowl 13" diam, total height 14" plus chain 19" and rose 2.5".  
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Set of 4 Greeen Glass Lamp Shades
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Original, quality set of four 1920's bell shaped green tinted light shades, to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. These superb shades each have eight panels which flare outwards with a strong green colour fading to clear at the top and an etched lattice design overall complete and in good order. 6" tall and 6" widest. Price is for the set.  
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Set of 4 Greeen Glass Lamp Shades



Set of 8 Frosted Glass Lamp Shades
Set of 8 Frosted Glass Lamp Shades
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Original, quality 1920's set of eight matching frosted glass lamp shades in an Art Nouveau form to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. These shades with a bluebell shape have vertical vein type ribs and turned out rims. Super to find a set of eight all perfect. 5" tall and 4" widest. Price is for the set. 
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Large Oak Roll Top Desk
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Huge original, quality solid oak, roll top desk circa 1900 / 1920's with twin pedestals and a fully fitted interior. The left pedestal has four drawers and a pull out typist's shelf above and the right one has three drawers, the lowest being double in depth and with a second pull out typist's shelf. When the tambour fronted shutter is down and the key in the lock turned, all the drawers and the roll will be locked together. The interior has many small shelves, twelve pull out drawers and two concealed pull out pen trays. Nine drawers have the original brass label frames which have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This superb piece of furniture is in the original finish and is panelled to both the sides and back. The bar above your knees, when sat at the desk, is a replacement made to suit, as are the two pull out typist's shelves. A good colour throughout and very well above average interior. Each pedestal has concealed casters to the underneath and all will dismantle into five sections for ease of removal. 65.5" widest, 50.5" tall, 35.5" front to back and 31" tall to the work surface.  
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Large Oak Roll Top Desk



Carved Sycamore Breadboard
Carved Sycamore Breadboard
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Original, quality, circular sycamore breadboard with very detailed carvings to the wide border detailing "Our Daily Bread" to the top section and leaves, acorns, ears of wheat to the lower half and a flower to the centre. Some minor stains and a very, very minor warping. The best breadboard we have seen for years. Complete and in good order. 11.5" x 0.75". 
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Set of 13 Brass Stair Carpet Rods
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Set of thirteen original, quality, matching brass stair carpet rods, circa 1900, of an unusual form with bold trefoil finials and the original hinged cast brass mounting clips. Originally these were nickel plated which can now only be seen to the underside. These are the first we have had with this shaped rod, and can be shortened, at no extra cost and look no different, if required. One replacement clip and finial have been made to suit and now all is complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Of great quality and gauge. Rods including finials 40.25" long x 1.25" x 0.75" and fittings 5/8" wide. Price is for the set. 
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Set of 13 Brass Stair Carpet Rods



Philips Motoradio Hanging Glass Advert
Philips Motoradio Hanging Glass Advert
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Original, quality 1950's double sided glass hanging sign in the original grey painted tin frame with hanging hooks. The glass is decorated with red text on white glass and details to both sides "Philips Motoradio Service and Installation". Some rubbing to the metal frame and some minor distortion to the inside of the glass. This example does not light up but nevertheless a super motoring advertising piece in super condition. Frame 18"tall, plus 6" hook, 28.5" wide and 3.5" top front to back.  
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Royal Insurance Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's, bright and colourful, rectangular shaped vertical enamel sign detailing "Royal Insurance Company Ltd" on a red shield with a crown above, "Security First" and "Specialises in Motor Insurance". The main background is green with a yellow and black border. Some major chips to the enamel and two damaged corners, but nevertheless a good colourful enamel in a presentable condition. Complete and in good order. 40" x 30".  
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Royal Insurance Enamel Sign



Queens Muff Warmer
Queens Muff Warmer
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Original, quality, 'haggis' shaped, buff coloured stoneware muff warmer, to be filled with hot water. This superb example has brown finial ends, one being a screw in stopper, and the remains of a small brass chain to carry it with. The centre of the body is transfer printed "The Queens Muff Warmer" with the registration number for the year 1909. What a beauty in perfect condition. 5.25" x 2.5". 
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Pair of Crutches
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Pair of original, quality, pre-war crutches in ash, with rubber stops to the tips and padded arm rests to the top. The arm rests have been recovered later with a chamois leather, but nicely done and the hand grips are adjustable to three positions. Very usable, good lookers and complete and in good and working order. 53.5" x 8.5" x 2".  
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Pair of Crutches



Pierced Brass Fender
Pierced Brass Fender
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Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, superb finely pierced brass fender with the original matching fire iron stands. This example in grate condition has three bands of piercing and a raised reeded band, a steel floor with three brass lion paw feet and the pair of fire iron stands which double up as pokers, if required. All has been cleaned and polished, the floor repainted black and the brass lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 38.5" x 12.5" front to back, fender 9.75" tall, total including stands 22.5" tall.  
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Cast Iron and Lignum Vitae Horse Blanket Bracket
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron wall mounted horse rug / blanket rack with a superb lignum vitae wooden top mount and the original galvanished finish to the ironwork. The shaped backplate has a bracing bar and a hook for straps etc. The reverse is impressed "K&W Co" for the maker and "No 2160" for the model and the backplate has six large screw holes for mounting. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 10" x 3", total 16" front to back.  
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Cast Iron and Lignum Vitae Horse Blanket Bracket



Set of Kenrick Cast Iron Weights
Set of Kenrick Cast Iron Weights
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Original, quality late 19th century set of seven circular weights, six in cast iron and the smallest in brass. This superb set is decorated with an embossed design to the outer rims each with the weights "4Ib 2Ib 1Ib 8oz 4oz and 2oz" and "AK and Sons", and the brass one is impressed "1oz " and "Kenrick". These are the most decorated set produced by A Kenrick and Sons of West Bromwich, are in wonderful condition and have been cleaned and lacquered. Hard to find these in a complete set. Total Stack 4.5" tall and 5.25" widest.  
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Set Grocers Counter Scales
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Original, quality late 19th century set of cast iron grocer's or butche's shop counter scales, for weighing cold meats and dairy products with a later very clean set of 8 Avery brass weights from 2lbs down to ¼ ounce. The shaped cast iron base is embossed for the manufacturer " Walker Bristol " and the white ceramic slab has a marbled effect and is detailed also for the manufacturer " H Walker Scale Maker Bristol ". The iron work has been cleaned and lacquered and the weights and brass pan polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all has been fully overhauled. The ceramic slab has some grease stains and crazing to the finish but with no chips or cracks, all is complete and in good and working order. Total 6.5" tall, 14.5" long x 7.5" wide, ceramic slab 7" x 6" and circular brass pan 6".  
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Set Grocers Counter Scales



WT&S Dinner Gong
WT&S Dinner Gong
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Original, quality late 19th century large brass dinner gong for the table or sideboard. This most unusual example has a square tube frame with a rectangular shaped brass gong suspended within. All is mounted on a honey coloured oak plinth with four brass bun feet. An old beater is hung to one side, the gong has a textured front, and the oak plinth is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and although there are some dents to the top of the frame, all is complete and in good and working order, otherwise with a super tone and resonance. Total 32.5" tall, base 19" x 8.5". Gong 24" x 9" x 8.5". 
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Pair of Copper and Wrought Iron Fire Dogs
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Original, quality pair of copper on wrought iron fire dogs in a serious Art Nouveau form, circa 1900. The sheet copper panels to the front have a deep embossed stylised poppy seed heads motifs to the centre, and the blacksmith made wrought iron supports are simple in form with curled over feet. All has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. A great pair of dogs. Front 10" tall, base 8" wide and 7" front to back. 
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Pair of Copper and Wrought Iron Fire Dogs



Pair of Small Glass Domes on Plinths
Pair of Small Glass Domes on Plinths
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century, fine glass cylindrical shaped domes with the original circular, turned wooden bases on wooden bun feet. The plinths have been cleaned and repainted black and all is complete and in good and working order. Plinth 5" x 1" dome 9.75" tall x 3.75". Total height 10.5" and 10".  
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6.6 KV Fuse from Battersea Power Station
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Original, quality huge copper and Bakelite electric fuse from the "London Battersea Power Station". This famous power station was built in the 1930's and ceased producing electricty in 1983, and these fuses became obsolete. One end is impressed "563" and the other "OC10" and "6.6 KV 60A". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and appears complete and in good order. 10" x 2.5" diam.  
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6.6 KV Fuse from Battersea Power Station



Large Wrought Iron Padlock and Key PL42
Large Wrought Iron Padlock and Key PL42
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Original, quality, early 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron padlock, with a brass keyhole surround and the original key with super detail. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 5.75" x 4.25" and 1" front to back, key 3.25" long.  
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Brass Counter Bell
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass counter bell, sideways mounted on a honey coloured oak base, within a cast brass frame supporting two clappers, one to either side. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables, and can be sounded by depressing one or both of the side hammers. An unusual example with four brass ball feet to the underside and an original paper label referring to a retailer in Paris. This table/counter bell was manufactured in England and has obviously been supplied to the retailer in Paris. A very unusual example. Base 6" x 3.25" x 5.25" tall. 
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Brass Counter Bell



Merryweather Brass Fireman's Helmet
Merryweather Brass Fireman's Helmet
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Original, quality, late 19th century superb, all brass fireman's helmet, with the original leather skullcap and replacement leather to the chin strap, copied from an original. The small brass buckle is also a replacement, but all the other brass fittings, including the chinstrap chain, are original. This example has a nameplate under the neck guard detailing the maker / supplier "Merryweather and Sons Fireman's Outfitters London". This model was introduced in 1866, with the formation of the "Metropolitan Fire Brigade", which replaced the "London Fire Engine Establishment" maintained by insurance companies. This style remained in general use throughout the UK until the 1920's and those with the crossed axes badge were used by municipal, volunteers and industrial brigades. Some very minor dents, but otherwise all is in super condition and complete and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. These helmets are not easy to find today in as good condition. The stand is for display only. 11" tall x 8.5" widest and 12.5" front to back.  
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Small Ceramic Sherry Barrel
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Original, quality late 19th century white ceramic barrel shaped spirit dispenser, for the bar back in a pub or hotel or for the sideboard at home. This unusually small example has the original ceramic cover and has an aperture to the base at the front for a small brass tap. The front is decorated with gilded bands, ' Sherry ' in gilded upper case letters and a coloured picture of a highland stag between a fir tree and sprigs of heather. Apart from some rubbing to the gilding all is complete and in good and working order. 7.75" tall x 7.5" and 5.5" front to back.  
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Small Ceramic Sherry Barrel



Musgrave Small Cast Iron Harness Rack
Musgrave Small Cast Iron Harness Rack
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Original, quality, late 19th century, small wall mounted cast iron harness rack with turned teak mounts. This delightful rack has three countersunk screw holes for mounting and the original paintwork. It is not marked for Musgrave the smaller items often were not, but this is definitely Musgraves of Belfast quality. Complete and in good and working order. 6" tall, 3.5" wide + 3" front to back. 
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Copper and Brass Horse Singe
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass and copper paraffin fueled horse singe. The main brass barrel will unscrew to gain access for filling and the tap controls the flow of fuel to the wick (missing in this example) inside the decorated copper attachment. The tap is stamped "SH" and "Co" for the maker and apart from the missing wick, all is complete and in good order. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 13.5" x 5" + 1.5". 
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Copper and Brass Horse Singe



Pair of Elm Fireside Bellows
Pair of Elm Fireside Bellows
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Original, quality pair of elm fireside bellows circa 1900 / 1920's with the original leather, steel spout and studs. All is in superb and good working order and grate lookers, the leather and the woodwork glows. 20" x 9" x 3.25".  
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Brass and Copper Powder Flask
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Original, quality late 19th century copper and brass powder flask for muzzle loading guns. This superb example, although plain, is in mint condition with not a dent in sight. The adjustable nozzle has three size variation and is impressed for the manufacturer "J. Dixon and Sons. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 8" x 3.25" x 1.25" front to back. 
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Brass and Copper Powder Flask



Gladstone Bag Footwarmer
Gladstone Bag Footwarmer
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Original, quality 1920's, brown glazed stoneware footwarmer / hot water bottle in the realistic form of a leather gladstone bag. This super example has a leather strap handle and a screw in stopper in black composition and is transfer printed to one side "B.E.D." simulating the owners initials, faux stitching is detailed in relief around the edges. The underside is detailed for the manufacturer "Bourne Denby England" and with the registration number for the year 1920. One small soft chip to the area with the steel ring handle support, otherwise all is complete and in superb condition. Base 8.5" x 4.5", 4" tall plus strap handle. 
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Brass and Iron Fireside Poker
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron poker, with a barleytwist stem, a shaped tip and a cast brass decorated handle. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 31" x 1.25".  
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Brass and Iron Fireside Poker



Run of Twin Branch Electric Wall Lights
Run of Twin Branch Electric Wall Lights
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Original, quality 1920's, twin branch cast brass electric wall light in the original matt gilt finish and in the form of a candle light. Has been rewired with modern three core flex and new brass UK bulb holder. Fully overhauled, lacquered and complete and in good and working order. A super run of electric wall lights. 15" tall x 11" widest + 7.5" front to back. Price is for each.  
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Pair of Art Nouveau Pendant Electric Lights HL378
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Pair of original, quality 1920's three branch electric pendant light fittings, in a serious Art Nouveau style with acanthus leaves to the lower section and the curved over arms. All has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. The shades are not included in the price, but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code S53. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 8" tall plus 2 ½" tall x 4"ceiling rose plus flex and excluding shades widest 13".  
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Pair of Art Nouveau Pendant Electric Lights HL378



Oval Glass Dome
Oval Glass Dome
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Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped fine glass dome with the original wooden plinth on four bun feet. The base has been cleaned and repainted black, has retained the old velvet lining and the dome is perfect. Complete and in good order. Base 9.5" x 7.25" x 1.75" tall. Dome 9" x 6.5" x 7.5" tall. Total height 9".  
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Ebonised Wellington Collectors Cabinet
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Original, quality late 19th century Ebonised Collectors Cabinet with 14 half width drawers and three long, two side locking bars with keys and the original brass drop handles to the drawers. The drawer interiors are very clean and tidy and the total construction is in softwood with no ply. The exterior has the original soft ebonised finish to the exterior all round including the rear panels, the finish shows super soft wear and rubbing to the edges. A most unusual drawer layout for a Wellington chest, the first I have seen with half width drawers mixed with full width ones, hence the requirement for two locking side tabs. A super, very usable collectors cabinet of drawers, complete and in good and working order. 46.5" tall x 32.25" wide at top, 31.25" wide at base, 30" wide body and 17.75" front to back at top. 
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Ebonised Wellington Collectors Cabinet



Spratts Cat Food Enamel Sign
Spratts Cat Food Enamel Sign
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Chubb Fireproof Safe
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Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe' sand blasted and stove enamelled black to the exterior and cold painted primer grey to the inside. This exceptional safe has a lockable drawer to the interior, two lift out blue velvet lined mahogany trays and a removable steel shelf. The door has all the original brass mounts as has the inner drawer with the locks fully overhauled. The plaque to the door details the manufactured "Chubb and Sons Lock Safe Co Ltd" and "126 Queen Victoria St London" and the sliding keyhole cover is embossed, with similar detail. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, the door has two keys, the drawer has one and all is complete and in good and working. A super above average fireproof safe manufactured by the best. Exterior 24" tall x 18" wide and 18" front to back. Interior 13" tall x 11" wide and 10" front to back plus the drawer.  
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Chubb Fireproof Safe



Set of 7 Matching Servants Intercom Bells
Set of 7 Matching Servants Intercom Bells
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Set of seven matching all original late 19th century servants intercom bells. Each bell has a different tone and all have matching parts otherwise. The bells, backplates, central bosses and mounting brackets for the springs are all in brass, the clappers have cast iron heads and the springs are in sprung steel. The brass has been polished and lacquered, the iron work cleaned and lacquered, all has been fully overhauled and are complete and in good and working order. Total heights from 9" to 10", width 5" and front to back 5" to 3.5". Price is for the set.  
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Brass Counter Bell
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Original, quality late 19th century brass shop counter bell with an aesthetic movement design to the tripod cast brass base. This super example has an internal clapper actuated by pressing down the top button. The reverse of the base is impressed with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1871. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order with a good loud ring. The top button is a replacement made to suit copied from an original. 6.25" tall, 3.25" bell dome and 5" base diam.  
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Brass Counter Bell



Double Stack of Globe Wernicke Oak Bookcases
Double Stack of Globe Wernicke Oak Bookcases
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Original, quality, two matching, oak stacking bookcases manufactured by Globe Wernicke, of London, circa 1900. These superb examples each have five glazed sections, a plinth and a top cornice section and will dismantle into seven sections for ease of moving, or to add to other sections of the same bookcase units. These cabinets are made to add upwards and outwards and come in a variety of heights and types of cabinets, glazed or panelled, but always the same width. Each stack of these have three smaller glazed sections, two larger, a plinth and top cornice. The glazed doors lift up and slide into the top of each section. The top board to one plinth section is stamped in ink with many patent dates, the latest being 1899 and each backboard has an ivorine label detailing "The Globe Wernicke Co Ltd Office and Library Furnishers London". All has been cleaned and waxed and is complete and in good and working order. Total height of each stack 68.5" tall, 34" wide, front to back at plinth 12.5", lowest section front to back 11.5" and others 10" front to back. Will sell each stack separately if required at £850. 
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Pair of Ceramic Spirit Barrels
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Original, quality matching pair of 1920's oval shaped, off white ceramic, spirit barrels with the original dust cover caps and ceramic taps. Both these are complete although well crazed overall and would not be advisable for use, for the crazing may be porous over a period. Never the less this is a super, very unusual pair having lots of gilt decoration around the central front painted panels of Grebes and Swans. One is labelled "Vimto" and the other "Lemon". The taps are impressed 'Off' to one side, and the underside of the barrels are transfer printed "Made in England H and K Tunstall". These were originally used on the bar backdrop in pubs and hotels. One small chip only to the inner rim of one dust cap. 11" tall x 10" wide and 8.5" front to back including tap.  
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Pair of Ceramic Spirit Barrels



Set of 4 Bentwood Chairs
Set of 4 Bentwood Chairs
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Set of four original, quality 1920's, bentwood cafe chairs with embossed floral decorated plywood seat panels and good bentwood legs and frames. Refinished and with one good repair to one seat panel and now all very sturdy and firm and complete and in good order. 37.5" tall at back, 18.5" to top of seat + 17.5" widest, 16" front to back at floor. Price is for the set. 
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Brass Companion Fireside Set
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Original, quality four matching brass fire irons shovel, tongs, poker and brush, on the original brass fireside companion stand circa 1900. Most unusual to find these today, for most companion sets on stands are much later. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Total stand 27.5" tall and base 6" square. 
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Brass Companion Fireside Set



Sugar Cleaver
Sugar Cleaver
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Original, quality, late 19th century, large steel sugar cleaver, a shaped blade with a hole for hanging, with a heavy brass ferrule and a turned fruitwood handle. This cleaver was used to break (chop) up sugar from the large cones as supplied by the grocer to the kitchens of large houses and hotels. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order. 21" x 6" and 1.5".  
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Minty Stacking Oak Bookcase
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's, stacking bookcase in oak with hinged doors. This example has five horizontal sections, the base on four turned feet is taller than the other four sections and the top section has the integral cornice trim, each section locks on with turning wooden plates to the inside of each lower section. The hinged and glazed doors each have the original matching brass knobs and a ball catch to hold the door closed. The top left hand door has an ivorine label fixed to the inside frame detailing the manufacturer "Minty Ltd Library Specialist Oxford". All is very clean, in the original finish and complete and in good and working order. A very usable bookcase / display cabinet. Total 69" x 35" + 12" front to back at base unit, 9.5" front to back other, 10.5" top section.  
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Minty Stacking Oak Bookcase



Brass and Copper Fire Screen
Brass and Copper Fire Screen
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass and copper firescreen with super embossed detail in the Art and Crafts Movement style. The inner copper panel in deep relief details a cliff top scene of a castle to the left and a lighthouse in the distance to the right. The shaped frame is hammered overall, has a rolled over edge and is rivetted to the copper panel with copper rivets. The front splayed feet in brass have acanthus leaf forms and the top of the brass frame has a cut out carry handle. The reverse has a blacksmith made wrought iron frame rivetted to the panel and has a replacement wrought iron splayed foot made to suit, copied from the remains of the original. A most unusual firescreen and a super looker. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Not a maker's mark to be found and the first we have seen of this model. 29.5" tall x 19.5" wide + 8.5" front to back at feet.  
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1917 Trench Art Shell Case
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Original, quality, 1st World War trench art decorated brass shell case, with deep relief designs of acorns and oak leaves on branches on a stippled background, with "1917" and "Aisne" for the 2nd battle during the 1st World War, deeply embossed to the upper section. The top has been fretted out to a pattern and the underside is stamped "75 Dec", "RSL281" and "1910". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is in good order. 13.75" tall x 3.25" base diameter + 3" top diameter.  
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1917 Trench Art Shell Case



1755 Brass Hand Bell
1755 Brass Hand Bell
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Original, quality 18th century cast brass hand bell in the original unpolished and patinated green colour, with the original blacksmith made wrought iron internal clapper and turned fruitwood handle with a brass ferule. This bell has cast in around the body "Trinity Ward 1755" in good clean raised text. Apart from the handle being a little loose, All is complete and in good and working order. A good very, loud bell with good resonance and tone and what a bonus with the date. 11.5" tall and 6.25" mouth of bell.  
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20" Benson Tray
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Original, quality superb large circular copper tea tray in the form of a Lily pad with rolled over petal shaped outer rim and radial ribs. The underside is stamped for "W.A.S Benson" and with the registration number for the year 1894. A super tray in perfect condition. Polished and lacquered upper surface and with the tired finish to the underside. The first we have seen this size. 19.5" diam and 1" front to back.  
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28lb Brass County Weight
28lb Brass County Weight
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Original, quality, early 19th century, 28lb grocers' / butchers', brass counter weight with a shaped body and an open ring top grip. This superb example is engraved to the top of the grip "28lb Avoir" and to the front near the base "County of Lancaster 1834". Many star shaped punch marks are visible, these would be punching out invalid check stamps. A large and clean brass weight, not easy to find in this size today. A great door stop, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 9.5" tall x 6" widest.  
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10 Tier Saucepan Stand
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Original, quality, late 19th century, ten tier, blacksmith made wrought iron saucepan stand, cleaned and cold painted black. Although a little bent in places all is complete and in good and working order. 77.25" tall x 18" base diameter including feet x 9" diameter at top. Top tier 4.75" wide, 2nd tier 4.75" tall + 5.25" wide, 3rd tier 5" tall + 5.75" wide, 4th tier 5.75" + 6.5" wide, 5th tier 6.75" tall + 7" wide, 6th tier 7.25" + 7.75" wide, 7th tier 7.75" tall + 8.5" wide, 8th tier 9" + 9.75" wide, 9th tier 9.5" tall + 10.5" wide, bottom tier 9.5" + 11".  
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10 Tier Saucepan Stand



4 Drawer Oak Filing Cabinet
4 Drawer Oak Filing Cabinet
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Original, quality, all oak four drawer filing cabinet, circa 1900 / 1920's. This superb example has horizontal panels to the sides, a tongue and grooved back and fielded panel drawer fronts with the original brass label frames and handles. The drawers have been fitted with rails to take standard files, now from front to back. All has been cleaned, refinished and fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. The best example we have seen for some time. 54" tall x 16" wide + 28.5" front to back. 
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3 Matching Burnished Steel Fire Irons
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, burnished steel fireside tongs and shovel, with a replacement steel poker made to match. The tongs and shovel are original, but the poker was missing. These fire irons are of super quality with turned finial grips and decorative mounts on each stem. The piercing to the shovel was to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. All has been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order. Shovel 28" x 4" + 1.5", tongs 29" x 5.5" + 1.5", poker 28.5" x 1.5". Price is for the set.  
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3 Matching Burnished Steel Fire Irons



Arts and Crafts Biscuit Barrrel
Arts and Crafts Biscuit Barrrel
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Original, quality 1920's cylindrical shaped clear glass biscuit barrel liner, within a pierced strap work frame, with a swing over brass handle and a closed brass circular lid, with a shaped finial. This example was probably nickel or silver plated originally but is now polished back to the brass and has every detail and feel to have been manufactured by " WMF " but there are no marks to this effect. Never the less a serious arts and crafts style with no chips or blemishes to the glass. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 7" tall with handle down, 9.25" tall with handle up and diam 4.5".  
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Arts and Crafts Brass Wall Candle Sconce
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Original, quality, all brass, rectangular shaped wall sconce, circa 1880, with two movable brass arms, with candle holders and drip pans. The main embossed and engraved panel details an owl on a branch and is surrounded by a wide border of embossed engraved flowers and leaves. The mounts for the candle holders are to the lower edge of the backplate and will permit the sconces to swivel left and right, but not too far back to cause a problem with the candles being against the wall. The backplate has a ring to the top for mounting and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order. A daft looking owl, but a super wall sconce. Backplate 11.5" x 8.5", total with sconces mounted 14" tall x 12.5" + 4" front to back.  
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Arts and Crafts Brass Wall Candle Sconce



Ash Corner Washstand
Ash Corner Washstand
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Original, quality, late 19th century, marble topped corner washstand in ash with a tiled back. This superb example has a drawer to the front with a brass drop handle and is stamped to the front top of the drawer with the maker's details "Jas Shoolbred and Co" of London. The marble, with the tiled splashback, will lift off the ash base to ease removal. The marble has a grey veined on white colour and has been finished with bevelled edges. The set of twelve matching tiles are black and white and have an Aesthetic Movement floral detail. All is complete and in good order. A most unusual corner washstand. 29" tall to marble top, 48.5" total height, 30.5" widest, each side 22" front to back, 21" front to back deepest.  
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Barn Owl
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Original, quality well presented Barn Owl mounted with good groundwork in the original 1920's glazed fronted wooden cabinet, a very realistic mount with painted backdrops in super condition. The exterior of the case has been repainted and all is complete and in good order. 15.75" x 12.5" x 7" front to back.  
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Barn Owl



Benson Brass and Copper Teapot
Benson Brass and Copper Teapot
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Original, quality late 19th century copper teapot with brass spout, lid and handle assembly, a turned wooden knob and a cane covered handle. This superb example designed by W.A.S Benson is No 5626 in his range of metalware and is stamped " W.A.S Benson " to the inside of the lid. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. A very clean example the first we have seen of this model. This example is illustrated in the publication W.A.S Benson Arts and Crafts Luminary and Pioneer of Modern Design, plate 46 p 75. 5.5" tall, 6" wide and 10.75" front to back  
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Brass Corner Umberlla Stand US79
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Original, quality 1920's brass corner umbrella stand, with a cast iron base and lift out zinc drip tray. This example has three upright rods of circular brass, with four sections to the top and three brass finials. The iron base and pan have been cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. 21.5" tall, 10" front to back centre and 11" each side front to back.  
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Brass Corner Umberlla Stand US79



Brass and Copper Tea Caddy
Brass and Copper Tea Caddy
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Original, quality 1920's, most unusual tea caddy in copper with brass and steel mounts. This example has a serpentine shaped front and sides, a hinged lid and steel shaped feet. The brass and steel mounts all rivetted on, give the whole an Arts and Crafts feel and the inside has retained the original tin to the copper. The outside has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order. Probably continental. 4.5" tall x 5" wide + 4.25" front to back.  
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Brass Cribbage Board
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Original, quality 1920's, brass crib board with four brass ball feet and shaped ends. The shape to each end differs and has a single hole for the waiting peg. The top has 18 banks of six holes for the pegs and two red and two white pegs are included. This example has a brass sliding drawer beneath to store the pegs and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 10" x 2.75" + 1" tall. 
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Brass Cribbage Board



Brass Framed Wall Mirror
Brass Framed Wall Mirror
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Original, quality, late 19th century, vertical rectangular shaped wall mirror with four mirror side panels cushioned away from the main central glass. The main mirror is bevelled and the slips are plain and all is surrounded with pressed brass decorative mounts of acanthus leaves and flower heads. The whole is mounted with a matching top pediment, triangular in shape, again of decorative pressed brass details of acanthus leaves and flowers. All is original including the wooden backing but we have re-papered the back of the mirror panel. All has been cleaned polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. 29" tall x 17" wide + 2" front to back.  
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Brass Fireman's Helmet
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb, all brass fireman's helmet, with replacement leather skullcap and leather to the chin strap, all copied from an original. The small brass buckle is also a replacement, but all the other brass fittings, including the chinstrap chain, are original. This model was introduced in 1866, with the formation of the "Metropolitan Fire Brigade", which replaced the "London Fire Engine Establishment" maintained by insurance companies. This style remained in general use throughout the UK until the 1920's and those with the crossed axes badge were used by municipal volunteers and industrial brigades. Some minor dents, but otherwise all is in super condition and complete. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. These helmets are not easy to find today in as good order. 11" tall x 8.5" widest + 12.5" front to back.  
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Brass Fireman's Helmet



Brass Magazine and Book Rack
Brass Magazine and Book Rack
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Original, quality, late 19th century floor standing brass magazine/ newspaper rack with a bookshelf beneath. This superb example made with square brass tube has a mahogany board to the centre impressed to the underside "S. Hall" for the manufacturer and mounted with two divisions for the magazines etc. The top rails are curved down and the legs splay out at the bottom and all has been polished and lacquered although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 30" tall + 18" x 9.5" at floor central board 16" x 6.75". 
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Brass Pastry Jigger
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass pastry jigger with a crimping wheel, two shaped and hatched stamps- one circular and the other diamond shaped, all mounted on a turned fruitwood handgrip with a brass hanging ring to the end. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 8" x 4" wide + 1" diameter of handle.  
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Brass Pastry Jigger



Brass Photograph Frame
Brass Photograph Frame
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Original, quality, late 19th Century photograph frame, with a thin cast brass frame with a top mount decoration of a ribbon bow and swags and a slide out back sheet with a folding easel backstand. The main frame has a design of laurel leaves. Polished, lacquered, complete and in good order. External 10.5" x 7.25", take photo 9.5" x 7" and visible photo 9 1/8" x 6.75". 
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Brass Rim Lock
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Original, quality larger than average, late 19th century, surface mounted brass door lock. Will take a standard modern square bar for the handles.This lock has the provision for a handle turn and key lock, a replacement keep has been made to suit and an old key altered to fit. This heavy example is rather unusual in having a mounting flange top and bottom and all the internal mechanisms appear to be in brass; this was generally the case where a spark would be dangerous i.e. a dry store, stables, gunpowder or ammunition store etc. A super lock, fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Lock 9" x 6.5" x 1". 
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Brass Rim Lock



Brass Standard Lamp
Brass Standard Lamp
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass standard lamp, originally an oil lamp stand and now converted to electricity. The circular base is mounted over a heavy cast iron counterbalance weight, with three brass feet attached. The tubular stem has a central collar and the bulb holder at the top. Rewired with modern three core flex and a new brass UK bulb holder and switch. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 60" tall excluding shade x 16.5" base diameter including feet.  
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Brass Sugar Cleaver
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Original, quality, super little brass sugar cleaver with a turned hickory handle, circa 1880. This very unusual cleaver has the shape of the medieval halbert, has a hanging loop to the end and a brass ferule to the handle. All is cleaned and polished and is complete and in good order. 9.75" x 3" x 1.25". 
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Brass Sugar Cleaver



Black Forest Carved Breadboard
Black Forest Carved Breadboard
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Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped Swiss ' Black Forest ' carved breadboard. This unusual example has carvings of Eidelweiss and other flowers to the lower border and a motto to the upper detailing " Donner nous Notre Pain Quotidien " translated means " Give us our daily bread ". Some old worm holes, well treated with no recent activity and faint traces of carving of ancient farming implements to the central section obviously lost due to use, otherwise complete and in good order. 13.5" x 10.5" x 1" front to back.  
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Brown Westhead and Moore Footbath
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Original, quality, late 19th century, oval shaped off white ceramic footbath with two end handles and a blue printed Aesthetic Movement 'Japanesque' detailed panels to each side, with fans and silk ribbons. Each end beneath the handles also has similar detail. The underside is detailed with the logo for the manufacturer "Brown Westhead Moore and Co", for the design "Livonia" and has an embossed registration lozenge mark for the year 1842 to 1883. All is in super condition with no chips or cracks, but with some crazing and minor knocks to the underside of the base. These footbaths were originally optional as part of the larger ewer and basin wash sets and would have had a matching jug for filling if required. Most unusual to find these in good order today. 17.25" wide including handle x 11.5" + 6.5" tall.  
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Brown Westhead and Moore Footbath



Burnished Steel Electric Hall Lantern
Burnished Steel Electric Hall Lantern
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's, well made burnished steel electric hall lantern of the tapered six sided form with a 'bird cage' top and the original matching chain and ceiling rose. Replacement frosted glass panes have been fitted and all has been cleaned and lacquered. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. Lamp 15.5" tall x 19" chain and rose, widest 9".  
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Carved Oak Bellows
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, larger then average carved oak fireside bellows with the original tan coloured leatherwork, studs and cast brass spout. This long handled pair of bellows has detailed carving to the top board of 'The Green Man' with leaf detail running up the stem. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the leather and oak have been cleaned and waxed. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. 46" x 9" + 2.5".  
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Carved Oak Bellows



Cast Iron Door Knocker
Cast Iron Door Knocker
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Original, quality, late 19th century, huge cast iron door knocker with a laurel wreath design in good detail, hanging from a square block mount. The reverse of the ring is impressed "345" for the model, probably made by A Kenrick and Sons of West Bromwich although it is not marked. A replacement cast iron knocking stud and threaded bars and nuts have been fitted, all has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. A super large example in great condition. Knocker 9" drop x 6.5" wide + 2.25" front to back.  
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Cast Iron Door Porter
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb cast iron door porter, with entwining fish 'Georgian Dolphins' on a bed of seaweed and shells, with a top handgrip of flowers and leaves. The reverse is impressed with "470" for the model number and this is the number for an identical example detailed in the 1876 catalogue of 'A Kenrick and Son, iron founder, of West Bromwich, Staffordshire'. The detail on this casting is just the best and this is the first we have had of this model. Cleaned, lacquered and complete and in good order. 14.5" tall x 7.75" base + 3.5" front to back. 
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Cast Iron Door Porter



Cast Iron Lion Door Knocker
Cast Iron Lion Door Knocker
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, large cast iron door knocker in the form of a lion's face, with a wrought iron ring shaped knocker. Replacement nuts and bolts have been fitted and a replacement knocking stud made to suit. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 8" tall x 5.25" widest + 2" front to back. 
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Cast Iron Nutmeg Grater
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Original, quality, superb, late 19th Century, cast iron nutmeg grater, with a turned wooden handle, a brass clip to the body, a sprung loaded plunger to grip the nutmeg and a threaded thumbscrew to grip the table or shelf. The main body is embossed 'Patented June 7th 1870'. An unusual example; complete and in good and working order. 4" high, 3" wide and 3.5" front to back including handle. 
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Cast Iron Nutmeg Grater



Cast Iron Vegetable Slicer
Cast Iron Vegetable Slicer
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Original, quality 1920's, cast iron patented slicer in the original green varnish finish. This kitchen aid is designed to slice cucumber, runner beans and orange peel for marmalade, but it will also slice other vegetables cut small enough to be pressed down the shute with the wooden press. The cut is adjustable and the 'G' clamp is to grip it to the work table. The main body is embossed to both sides "G B Patent Slicer, Made in England" and the wooden press is a replacement made to suit. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order, the first we have seen. Base of body 8.5" x 3.25", total length 10.75" x 6" tall. 
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Ceramic and Brass Oil Side Lamp
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Original, quality, late 19th Century, superb, pale green ceramic, vase shaped oil side lamp with a cast brass decorative plinth, sides handles and top mount to the lift out font. The ceramic body is extremely well decorated with a floral design to each side; one of snowdrops and the other of a white clematis style of flower. The original twin 1" wick burner is also of top quality and of the bayonet fitting, with the turn key lifting action to enable the wicks to be lit without removing the globe and chimney. The twin wick control has a white ceramic insert to the grip and this is detailed 'New Duplex No 1' and the brass collar to the font is impressed 'Hinks & Sons patent' for the bayonet fitting. This lamp is complete and original, has been polished and lacquered and is in good and working order. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. The glass chimney is included but the shade is not included in the price and is no longer available. A very special oil lamp. 25.5" tall with chimney, 16.5" tall without chimney, 8.25" widest and 6" x 6" at base. 
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Ceramic and Brass Oil Side Lamp



Clear Glass Cream Setting Pan
Clear Glass Cream Setting Pan
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Original, quality, early 19th century, pale green / clear glass dairy cream setting pan. This superb example has a hollow folded rim, a side pouring lip, good wear to the underside on the edge of the foot and a good polished out pontil mark. A most unusual find, amazingly clean and not a chip or crack in sight. Complete and in good order. 17" exterior diameter x 4" tall.  
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Commemorative Moustache Cup and Saucer
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Original, quality, bone china, moustache cup and saucer issued to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. Both the cup and saucer are square shaped with canted corners and have a brightly coloured coat of arms, a crown on a horn and 'Jubilee 1887'. Both the undersides are also marked with the registration number for the same year. Some crazing to the glaze, otherwise complete and in good order. Saucer 5.75" x 5.75" x 0.75", cup 3.5" diameter, 3" tall and 4.75" wide including handle. 
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Commemorative Moustache Cup and Saucer



Copper, Brass and Steel Fender
Copper, Brass and Steel Fender
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron fire kerb with a sheet steel front with copper and cast pink brass fittings. The end mythical creature mounts each have a ring in their mouths and all has an Art Nouveau theme. The original matching fire iron tidy is included, the steel has been burnished, the brass and copper polished and all has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete an in good and working order. A most unusual fender, the first we have seen. Exterior 51" x 14" front to back + 9.5" tallest, interior 46.5" x 11.5" front to back.  
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Copper Money Box
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Original, quality late 19th century coppersmith made money box in a capstan shape. This superb example in copper with brass mounts has the slot to the top, a plaque for engraving to the front and a hinged cover to the underside with the original tiny brass padlock and key. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled and to do complete and in good and working order. A most unusual example. Base 4.75" diam x 6.75" tall. 
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Copper Money Box



Miniature Cast Iron Roll Top Bath
Miniature Cast Iron Roll Top Bath
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Original, quality pre war manufacturer's cast iron exhibition sample of a perfect "1/8" scale of a 5ft 6" cast iron roll top bath with a plug hole, an avocado green enamelled interior and four decorative cast iron feet. The underside is impressed with the above details and "1095" and "Cannon" for the manufacturer. The exterior has been cleaned and lacquered and all is complete and in good order with just some minor staining to the interior floor but no chips or damage. A most unusual example, the first we have seen. 9" x 4" and 3.25" tall  
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Oak Rim Lock
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Original, quality, late 19th century, surface mounted oak door lock, with the original cast iron 'Gothic' mounts, with the original key and a replacement keep made to suit. This lock has the provision only for a key lock and not for a handle turn. Cleaned and refinished, with the iron fittings repainted black. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. Lock 9" x 5.75" + 1.75" front to back. 
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Oak Rim Lock



Large Brass Doctors Door Knocker
Large Brass Doctors Door Knocker
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Original, quality late 18th early or 19th century large brass doctors door knocker, with a replacement threaded rod, nut and washer and replacement thick brass backplate and knocking stud made to suit. This example is re-enforced through the core with a wrought iron rod and is most unusual door knocker earlier than most we see. These are referred to as Doctors Knockers for they were typically found on Country Manor houses of the type frequently owned by professional gentlemen such as Lawyers and Doctors. Total including backplate 8" x 3.5"tall, backplate and knocking stud both 3.5" diam and total 4" front to back.  
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Primitive Methodists Centenary Plate
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Original, quality, circular wall plate issued to commemorate the 100 year centenary of The Primitive Methodists. This superb plate is finely decorated with cameos and detail in flow blue on a white background, with gilt border and edges and dark blue and red over colours. The cameos show "The First Camp Meeting at Mow Cop in 1807", "Jubilee Chapel Tinstall", "Clowes Memorial Chapel Burslem", "Memorial Chapel Mow Cop", "Hugh Bourne, Born April 3rd 1772 and Died October 11th 1852", "Williams Clowes Born March 12th 1780 and Died March 2nd 1851". The reverse is also well detailed with information also with the registration number for the year 1906 and "Manufactured By Wood and Sons Burslem". In mint condition and the first we have seen in colour. 9.75" x 1".  
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Primitive Methodists Centenary Plate



Monaural Stethoscope
Monaural Stethoscope
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Original quality, 19th century, portable monaural stethoscope in fruitwood with mahogany tube. Two pieces screw together for use or slide together in flat form to travel. Complete and in good order. 7" long and 2.5" diameter of base. 
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Frys Shop Display Cabinet
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Original, quality, all glazed "Frys Chocolate" shop counter display cabinet, circa 1900. This super cabinet in walnut has sliding glazed doors to the rear, acid etched glass to the front detailing "Frys Choice Chocolate" in upper cased text and The Royal Coat of Arms to the centre detailed "By Special Royal Appointment", a loose mirror glass to the floor and two clear glass shelves. The shelves and mirror are replacements made to suit. The plinth to the front is engraved / carved "J.S.Fry and Sons Ltd". The original paper label detailing "This case is the property of J S Fry and Son" is still affixed to the underside. A geat looking and useful cabinet and a good clean example. 26.5" tall, base 27" x 14.5", cornice 27.75" x 15". 
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Frys Shop Display Cabinet



Good Luck Copper Kettle
Good Luck Copper Kettle
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Original, quality, late 19th century, 8 pint copper kettle with lid and embossed and engraved detail to the shoulders. The lid has an acorn finial and the detail to the shoulders is "Good Luck" to one side surrounded with leaves and a horseshoe, with leaves and berries to the other. The underside is impressed with the logo for the manufacturer "William Soutter of Birmingham" and "8" for the size. The internal tinning is in good order and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is in very usable condition. Most unusual to find decorated copper kettles. 8" widest, 11.5" tall, 12" front to back including spout.  
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Large Wrought Iron Door Key
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Original, quality, mid 19th century, larger than average wrought iron door key, with a super Gothic shaped handgrip. This key has a very good joining seam to the centre of the shaft, it may well have been repaired or lengthened or just a very good join in the making. Cleaned and lacquered, complete and in good order. 7.5" x 2" + 0.25".  
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Large Wrought Iron Door Key



Pair of Vaseline Glass Light Shades
Pair of Vaseline Glass Light Shades
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Pair of original, quality 1920's, 'bell' shaped vaseline glass lamp shades, to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. This pair of shades have a matt finish to the surface and pale green vaseline colour from the top with two bands of concentrated colour to the inturned wavy outer rim. A super pair of shades in super condition. 6" tall x 5" widest. Price is for the pair.  
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Set of 3 Vasline Glass Lamp Shades
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Original, quality 1920's set of three matching vaseline coloured glass bell shaped lamp shades. Will to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. These superb shades have a simple shape, with a strong band of vaseline colour too the flared end, fading away to near clear glass at the top. Complete and in good order. 5.5" tall and 5.75" widest.  
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Set of 3 Vasline Glass Lamp Shades



Pair of Fry's Enamel Signs
Pair of Fry's Enamel Signs
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Original, quality pair of superb, very clean 1920's enamel, advertising signs in 'Royal Blue on white text detailing "Fry's Pure Cocoa" on a blue shield to one and "Fry's Celebrated Chocolate" to the other. Both are also detailed "300 gold medals" and "Makers to T.M The King and Queen and Queen Alexandra". The lower edge of both are detailed in tiny text "Chromo Wolverhampton" for the sign manufacturer and "J.S Fry and Son Bristol". Some blemishes and chips to the edges and ten screw holes to each for mounting. A wonderful pair of bright and clean. Signs 24" x 30" each. 
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Toleware Tray
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Original, quality, late 19th century, ovoid shaped pressed tin tea tray, with a shaped outer edge and a decorated topside. The decoration is in the form of four panels of handpainted flowers within gilded frames around the outer flange, and a central back panel, also with a gilded border. The general background is a buff green colour and the reverse is in all black japanned, with some small painted reference numbers "1159" and "01822". Some scuffs and scratches and small patches with the decoration missing, but otherwise a superbly decorated toleware tray. All original with no signs of touching up. 27" x 23" x 1.25". 
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Toleware Tray



Terracotta Rhubarb Forcer
Terracotta Rhubarb Forcer
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Original, quality larger than average, late 19th century, terracotta dome shaped Rhubarb or Kale forcer. This super example has some wear to the top aperture and two very minor short hairline cracks from the base, these have both been wire repaired to prevent them increasing. A great looker and very usable and not easy to find these days. 21" tall, 6" inner top aperture and 19" base diam.  
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Trench Art Jardiniere
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Original, quality, 1st World War, brass shellcase with detailed punched 'trench art' decoration with a shield to the front "1914 Reims 1918" and birds on a branch to the reverse. The top has been shaped in a crown of points and the underside is stamped "Patron en fabrik Karlsruche" and "Nov 1913". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is in good order. Ideal as a Jardiniere. 9.25" tall x 9.25" base diameter.  
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Trench Art Jardiniere



Run of Hanging Electric Lights, 8 matching
Run of Hanging Electric Lights, 8 matching
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Original, quality 1920's, hanging electric light fitting with a white glass upper trumpet shape above a frosted glass bowl. The brass central band and top brass shade holder are both original and have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A length of replacement brass chain and brass ceiling rose are included and has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. All have been fully overhauled and are complete and in good and working order. Light 19" tall x 13" diameter, plus 15" chain + ceiling rose 3" tall x 3.5" diameter. Price is for each. A super run of lights with some smaller but matching that may also be available, reference code: HL315.  
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Frosted Glass Bowl Hanging Electric Light
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Original, quality 1920's, ceiling mounted electric light fitting with a frosted glass bowl with embossed decoration suspended within a circular brass rim with three lengths of brass chain. The brass chain and ceiling rose with a hook are new replacements and a length of new silk covered three core electric flex with a new brass bulb holder is brass and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all has been fully tested and is complete and in good and working order. Bowl 13.5" diameter x 7" deep, total drop 23" as in photo, plus 2" rose, rose 2.5" diameter x 2" tall.  
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Frosted Glass Bowl Hanging Electric Light



Large Maple and Co Ash Chest of Drawers
Large Maple and Co Ash Chest of Drawers
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Original, quality, late 19th century, large chest of drawers. Each drawer front has beaded edges and the original brass drop handles. All has been cleaned and refinished to the original colour. This chest is of unbelieveable condition and quality and the total construction, with the exception of the back panel, is all in solid ash. The top edge of the right hand drawer is stamped for the manufacturer "Maple and Co" and all shows are no signs of use. The best chest of drawers we have had for a long time. 48" wide x 48" tall + 21.25" front to back top, 21.5" front to back base.  
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Large Anvil
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Original, quality, late 19th century, blacksmiths' anvil with a good clean working surface, a good point, with one square and one circular hole to the top surface to mount additional tools. Complete and in good and working order. 30.5" total length x 12" tall, working surface 19" x 5.25", spread of feet 14.5" x 11.5". 
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Large Anvil



Tantalus with Jewellery Drawer
Tantalus with Jewellery Drawer
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Original, quality, late 19th century, tantalus with three matching hobnail cut glass mini decanters in a honey coloured oak stand, with a pull out jewel drawer with lock and key to the base. The bottle stand is mounted with a lockable swivel top and carry handle. The Bramah lock to one end is impressed with a crown and "Betjemanns Patent 45717" and the other end again with a crown and "The Tantalus". The drawer unit to the base is mounted with four decorative metal mounts and the drawer has a matching keyhole surround. All the metal mounts, the swivel top and locking mechanism were originally silver plated, but much has worn through, showing the brass from underneath these have now been lacquered. The jewellery drawer is fully lined in pale blue shot silk and royal blue velvet and has a ring section to the front. The key to the drawer and the key to the bramah lock are both replacements made to suit and the underside has the original pink velvet covering and a scruffy but legible label detailing instructions for use. A chip to one of the shoulders on one glass decanter, otherwise all is complete and in superb order and fully functional. A most unusual and attractive item of the highest quality, the first we have seen. Base 10" x 7.25", total height 9". 
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Swaine and Adeney Copper Hunt Horn
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Original, quality 1920's/30's copper hunt horn with a nickel neck and mouth piece. This super example is engraved to the flare on the outside "Swaine and Adeney 185 Piccadilly London, proprietor of Kohler and Sons, Made in England". Very clean and with good tone. Complete and in good and working order. 9.5" long and 2" widest.  
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Swaine and Adeney Copper Hunt Horn



Jefferson Electric Light Fitting 5 matching
Jefferson Electric Light Fitting 5 matching
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Original, quality 1920's hanging electric light fitting manufactured by Jefferson of Canada for the UK market. This superb fitting, the first we have seen, has a downward facing moulded opaline glass shade, with a small bowl shade of the same glass suspended just beneath. The shade holder, ceiling rose and the lower bowl fittings are all in the original unpolished bronzed and oxidised finish. A length of replacement chain of a similar colour has been included. Has been re-wired with modern three core flex and a new brass UK bulb holder fitted and fully overhauled. Complete and in good and working order. Upper bowl 11" diam, lower bowl 7.5" diam x 3.5" tall. Total drop 14 1/2", plus 2.5" rose and 16" chain. Price is for each. 
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Tortoise Counter Bell
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron counter bell in the very realistic form of a tortoise with good detail to the head, legs and shell. This bell is would up with the key beneath and activated by pressing either the tail or head. Cleaned and waxed, complete and in good and working order. 6.75" long, 4" widest + 2.5" tall.  
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Tortoise Counter Bell



Walnut Towel Rail
Walnut Towel Rail
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Original, quality arts and crafts freestanding towel rail in walnut with three turned rails to the top and two stretchers, all mounted on a square section frame on bun feet. Simple but elegant and very sturdy, complete and in good and working order. 36.5" tall x 23" long and 10" widest at the base.  
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Highland Deer Slops Pail
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Original, quality, late 19th century, sepia decorated off white ceramic slops pail with the original lid and woven cane handle. This slops pail was originally part of a ewer and basin toilet set and both the bucket and lid are transfer decorated in sepia with scenes of red deer stags in good detail. The underside is marked "Argyle Stoke Pottery" and is complete and in good order. A most unusual example, the first we have seen with this decoration. 9" tall excluding handle, 10" top diameter + 7.25" base.  
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Highland Deer Slops Pail



Wrought Iron Prison Bunk Beds
Wrought Iron Prison Bunk Beds
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Pair of original, quality 1920's / 30's, wrought iron bunk beds, probably from a prison cell or a boarding school, but very similar or even idential, but adapted to the beds used in the TV series 'Porridge' with Ronnie Barker. These iron beds can be used as two matching singles or one on the other making a bunk bed and will take standard modern bunk bed mattresses 30" wide x 75" long. These have been professionally sandblasted and stove enamelled satin black and are complete and in superb order. Each bed will dismantle into three sections, 2 ends and the spring base, so the complete bunk bed set has six pieces. A most unusual find. As a bunk bed 75" x 30" + 68.5" tall, as single beds 35" tall each.  
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Visitors Brass Exterior Bell Pull
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass exterior bell pull embossed "Visitors" to the outer rim of the circular backplate. For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Replacement rear spring and washers have been fitted. This unusual example has a deep dished backplate with the pull knob to the centre and recessed within the dish. The actual knob is an original early 19th century brass door knob fitted as a replacement for the long lost original pull knob. All is now complete and in good and working order. 5" diameter, knob 1.5", total on view when fitted 1.5" + 3.5" to be recessed.  
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Visitors Brass Exterior Bell Pull



Huge Copper and Brass Candlestick
Huge Copper and Brass Candlestick
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Original, quality, most unusual 1920's / 30's, well proportioned, giant sized copper and brass chamberstick with a match box holder, a circular ring grip and a lift out candle scone. The main pan is in copper, the remainder is in brass and the underside is impressed "Charles Farr London EC". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 8" tall x 10" wide excluding handle, total width 12", aperture for candle 1 5/8" diameter.

 
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Revolving Oak Billiard Cue Rack
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb revolving oak cue stand to take 21 cues and 3 cue rests. This work of art in honey coloured oak, has a central column and three side columns supporting of the revolving section, each of the three sides has the original brass spring clips with black wooden rollers and all stands on a thick circular plinth with three large bun feet. The top of the centre has a large turned oak finial and all is complete and in good and working order. No maker's name to this rack, but of the highest quality and workmanship. 45.5" tall x 22.5" base diameter. 
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Revolving Oak Billiard Cue Rack



Steel and Ivory Amputation Saw
Steel and Ivory Amputation Saw
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Original, quality, late 18th / early 19th century, steel surgeon's amputation saw with a clip on and off locking ivory handle with a checkered grip and a release catch. This interesting saw also has a square hole through the handle, a socket for other tools acting as a turn-key grip. A faint maker's name is almost visible to the blade and all is complete and in good order. 11.5" x 1.75".  
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Vaseline and Cranberry Glass Lamp Shade
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Original. quality, 1920's bell shaped glass electric lamp shade in vaselline and cranberry glass with embossed vertical plant tendrils. Will fit a standard, modern, UK bulb holder. A superb example and perfect. 5.25" tall + 5.5" widest.  
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Vaseline and Cranberry Glass Lamp Shade



Twisted Brass Stair Rods
Twisted Brass Stair Rods
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Set of 13 original, quality, late 19th century, brass stair carpet rods with the original hinged brass mounting clips. These examples are most unusual with the rods being barley twist and the front of the clips are matching. Each clip has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and all have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Rods total length 24.5", clips 5/8" wide. Price is for the set.  
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Pig Pen Wipe
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Original, quality late 19th century cast brass pen wipe in the shape of a standing pig in a most realistic form with a typical curly tail. This example has retained its original bristle wipe insert and was used to wipe off excess ink on dip pens. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4" x 1.25" and 2.25" tall.  
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Pig Pen Wipe



Large Green Witches Ball
Large Green Witches Ball
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Original, quality, late 19th century, green coloured free blown 'witches ball' with a neck and a sheared top and a later wire loop for hanging has been fitted. This super example has a few blemishes to the mercury mirror interior, otherwise complete and in good order. These glass balls are said to have properties to ward off evil and witches, but I believe they were used in the larger houses and shops to throw around the light from the candle and oil lighting. 14" tall including neck but excluding wire and 12" diameter. Other similar balls may well be available. 
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Globe Metal Polish Enamel Sign
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Original, quality, late 1920's, very small enamel advertising sign detailing "Globe Metal Polish" in black upper cased text on a yellow background. This bright and clean example has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, some minor rubbing to the enamel on the edges and a super detail to the reverse. 7" x 5".  
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Globe Metal Polish Enamel Sign



Kenrick Cast Iron and Brass Door Porter
Kenrick Cast Iron and Brass Door Porter
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Original, quality late 19th century most unusual cast iron door porter impressed to the underside " A Kenrick and Son" and "No 488" for the manufacturer of West Bromwich and the number for the model. This rectangular, pyramidal shaped door stop is attributed to Dr. Christopher Dresser for the design, a very prominent designer of the aesthetic movement. The body has continual designs in relief and is mounted with the original cast brass ring grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. This is the first we have had to date . Base 8" x 4.75" and 9" total height  
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Pair of Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades
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Pair of original, quality 1920's electric light shades in vaseline glass with vertical stripes and frilly outer rims. Will fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. A super pair of shades. Complete and in good order. 4.5" tall and 5" wide. Price is per pair. 
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Pair of Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades



Pair of Interior Brass Bell Pulls
Pair of Interior Brass Bell Pulls
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, circular cast brass interior bell pulls, for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. These most unusual examples have a decorative brass circular central boss on a circular backplate, with a leaf shaped lever handle. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.75" diameter, total 5.5" length including grip + 1.25" to be recessed. Price is for the pair.  
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Reversible Brass Toasting Fork
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Original, quality, late 19th century, patented reversible and adjustable brass toasting fork, with a four pronged wrought iron fork to one end and a hanging ring to the other. The plate above the fork is embossed "The Patent Magic Fork" and to the top stud "Improved Patent" and the sliding control plate is decorated in relief with entwining fish. When one side of the toast or muffin is ready, the plate to the handgrip is slid back and the fork will revolve. This ingenious fork was invented and patented in 1881 by 'Elijah Brookes of Hawarden in The County of Flint', a photo copy of the patent papers is included. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 21" x 3" + 2.5". 
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Reversible Brass Toasting Fork



Huge Brass Handbell
Huge Brass Handbell
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Original, quality, late 19th century, huge, musical handbell, with the original leather mounts and internal leather covered double clapper. This fabulous bell is engraved to the front for the maker "G.Welch Founder 52 Bankside, Southwark, London SE" and "1880". The leather cap is impressed with star motifs and "GW". The downside of this bell is that it has a short metal fatigue hairline crack to the centre of one side, it does ring however, but with a rather dull sound, otherwise a superb bell in every aspect. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Mouth of bell 8.75", height of bell 6.5", total height including leather grip 14".  
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Fairy Soap Tin Advert
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Original, quality, pre-war, rectangular shaped tin advertising sign detailing "Fairy Soap Made With Olive Oil" in black text on a yellow background with a picture of two cubes of green Fairy soap. This clean example has four pin holes for mounting and a few scuffs to the front and some surface rust to the reverse. Otherwise a very clear sign, complete and in good order. 10.5" x 6.5.  
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Fairy Soap Tin Advert



Dairy Maids Cheese Dish
Dairy Maids Cheese Dish
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Original, quality late 19th centry superb wedge shaped cheese dish with a highly decorated cover with a handle to the top. Both the cover and tray are transfer prinited with the registered date for the year "1899" and the cover is detailed to each side with a different scene in coloured transfer. The top shows dairy maids milking a cow in the pasture, one side has a dairy maid in the dairy working a cheese press and the other dairy maids in the dairy pouring milk into setting pans. The front and back panels have floral design. No cracks or chips, some fat stains to the tray and inside the cover but otherwise all complete and in good superb condition, with good clear coloured panels to the cover. A most unusal cheese dish only the second we have had. base 10" x 8" total 7" x tall including handle.  
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Long Cast Iron Umbrella Stand
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, superb, hotel sized cast iron umbrella stand with four drip trays and twenty four circular inserts to the top. This most unusual umbrella stand has a Gothic style overall, open fretted end panels with branch and leaf forms, two handles for lifting and four drop in drip trays. Some good repairs to the top rings section and replacement steel drip pans have been made to replace the original long missing cast iron ones and all has been cleaned and repainted black. Now complete and in good and working order. Base 54.5" x 10.5" front to back, max total 55" wide including handles, 23" tall including finials. 
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Long Cast Iron Umbrella Stand



Huge Copper Jelly Mould
Huge Copper Jelly Mould
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Original, quality, late 19th century, very large, copper jelly mould, with a deep base collar and a large diagonal twisted body. The collar is engraved with a family coat of arms of a swan or goose rising out of a coronet, "J.A." in upper cased text and to the other side impressed "PCL8". This mould arrived unpolished (see last photo) and without a dent in sight. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. A most unusual copper mould, the largest we have seen for some years. 7.5" diameter x 8" tall.  
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Copper Washing Machine
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Original quality hand operated washing machine on a wrought iron stand. The main body is in copper with a brass drain tap, a pine top surface and a hinged lid with a galvanised 'handle' and a galvanised rotating paddle to the other end, used inside the tub. A brass maker's plate is fixed to the pine lid detailing 'The Wonder Washer', 'Patented 1928'. The copper body will lift off the wrought iron stand using the side handles to ease moving. The copper has been lacquered and the wrought iron stand has been repainted black. This example is most unusual in copper, and has provision for fixing a hand mangle to the back of the pine top. All is in superb order and complete. 32.5" highest, 21" x 22" front to back main body and base on floor 24" x 23.5". 
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Copper Washing Machine



Baguley Brass Hub Cap
Baguley Brass Hub Cap
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Original, quality 1920's, heavy cast brass motor vehicle hub cap with an octogonal spanner grip and domed top. The top is engraved in script "Baguley" for 'Baguley Motors'. A most unusual cap, the first we have seen for this company. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, complete and in good order. 4.5" diameter exterior x 2.5" front to back.  
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Enamel Letterbox Plate
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Original, quality, pre-war, white enamelled "Next Collection" plate as issued by the post office for wall, pillar and lamp post mounted post boxes. This larger sized plate is detailed "254 High Street" for the original location of use. In mint condition, bright and complete, obviously never used. 5.5" x 8.25.  
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Enamel Letterbox Plate



Folding Boot Jack
Folding Boot Jack
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Original, quality 1920's, folding boot jack in beech and fruitwood, in a super colour. This tall example when in use is gripped by the handle bars whilst one foot is pressed onto the rubber footpad. All has been refinished and the odd worm hole has been well treated. The ivorine inset plaque is detailed for the maker / retailer "Tom Hill Knightsbridge Ltd London S.W.1." All is complete and in good and working order. 31.5" x 16" + 1.25".  
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Pair of Wrought Iron and Brass Andirons
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Pair of original, quality, mid 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron andirons with tapered front stems with brass finials to the top and mounted on inverted curled feet. These were used to rest a fire basket on or for logs to burn directly upon. All has been cleaned and finished in a clear lacquer. A good sturdy form and complete and in good and working order. 18.5" tall x 17" front to back + 9.75" wide at front. Price is for the pair. 
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Pair of Wrought Iron and Brass Andirons



Art Deco Green Electric Pendant Lamp
Art Deco Green Electric Pendant Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's, green glass shade with silver edging, fitted with a new replacement chromed shade holder, a length of new silver coloured three core electric flex and a new chromed bulb holder. A super green Art Deco shade, could also be used on an Art Deco side lamp. Complete and in good and working order. Shade with holder 7" tall x 6" diameter.  
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Wilkinsons Tailors Shears
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb, brass handled tailors shears with Sheffield steel cutting blades. This pair of shears have mansized finger holes and are extremely comfortable to hold. The central bolt has two large heads and detail "Wilkinson and Son Sheffield" as do the grips. Complete and in good and working order. 13" x 4" + 2". 
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Wilkinsons Tailors Shears



Miniature Box Iron
Miniature Box Iron
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Original, quality 1920's, miniature box iron in perfect scale with a turned wooden handle and knob to the lever and a nickel plated finish. This superb example has a cast iron body with a lift off lid to expose the heating slug and the lever grip locks on the lid. The heat shield has an embossed brass maker's label "E.Pugh and Co Wednesbury". Complete and in good order. Sole 2.5" x 1.5", body 1" tall, total height 1.75".  
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Wesco Steel Oil Can
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Original, quality pre-war, steel, boat shaped oil can, with a patent plunger action, a long curved steel tapered tube and brass mounts detailing "Wesco's Patent". The body also has an oval brass plate to the side, embossed "Wesco English Make". All has been cleaned , polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Body 6" x 3" + 4" tall, 15" long x 5" tallest.  
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Wesco Steel Oil Can



Brass Dog Collar
Brass Dog Collar
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Original, quality, all brass dog collar, circa 1900 / 1920's, with a rolled over rim all round, a ring for the dog lead, five adjustment slots and an eye for the padlock. This good example has been extended during it's working life to cater for a larger dog. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. Max 6.5" diameter for use x 1.5" tall.  
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Pair of Huge Brass Door Handles
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass door knobs of huge proportions, with a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. This superb pair of handles have a soft hexagonal shape with curved grooves and matching backplates. Each backplate has two concealed screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. Ideal for a front door. Backplate 3.4" diameter, knob 2.75" diameter + 2.75" front to back. Price is for the pair.  
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Pair of Huge Brass Door Handles



Huge 8ft Galvanised Water Trough
Huge 8ft Galvanised Water Trough
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Original, quality, heavy 1920's, galvanised rectangular shaped water trough as used in the remote fields and pastures for cattle etc. This example originally had a covered ballcock (now removed) and will hold water. One dented area to the side but otherwise complete and in good order. 96" x 25.5" + 21" tall. 
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Large Doulton 1937 Coronation Loving Cup
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Original, quality, superb, huge, multicoloured loving cup manufactured by Royal Doulton to commemorate the 1937 Coronation of King George VI and Elizabeth. This example is Number 382 of a limited edition of 2000. The detail is too vast to describe but the front has a circular panel of the King and Queen with flags, shields and trumpets, the reverse has a St George and The Dragon scene and the handles are detailed with the countries of the empire. The underside is detailed "May 1937 To Celebrate The Coronation of Their Gracious Majesties George VI and Elizabeth, Loved and Honoured By All Their Loyal People" and with the logo for Royal Doulton. All in amazing condition, clean and bright with just a small star blemish to the inside base. 10.5" tall, top rim 7.75" diameter, 10.5" wide including handles.  
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Large Doulton 1937 Coronation Loving Cup



Craven A Cigarettes Glass Change Slope
Craven A Cigarettes Glass Change Slope
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Original, quality 1930's, moulded glass change slope with a colour picture of a packet of 'Craven A Cigarettes' and detailing "For Your Throat's Sake". These were used in tobacconist's shops on the counter for the shop keeper to place the customers change on. This super example is near unused with only a few minor scratches to the top surface, no wear to the picture and no chips or cracks. 7" wide x 7.5" front to back + 1.5" tall.  
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Large Brass Shellcase
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Original, quality, heavy, German, 1st World War, brass shellcase base, cut from a tall standard sheelcase. The top of this item has been trimmed to a petal shaped and the underside is stamped "Polte", "DEZ", "1917", "Magdeburg", "177" and others. Ideal as a jardiniere. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Base 9.25" diameter, total 9.25" tall. 
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Large Brass Shellcase



Fallow Deer Antlers
Fallow Deer Antlers
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Original, quality, pre-war Fallow Deer antlers with part skull re-mounted on an oak shield made to suit. A well proportioned set of antlers in good order. Shield 12" x 10" + 0.75" front to back, total 24" tall x 28.5" widest + 14.5" front to back.  
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Ice Cream Wafer Holder
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Original, quality 1920's, unused ice cream wafer holder in the original two piece card box. The lid of the box is printed "The Original 3 in 1 Ice Cream Wafer Holder" and directions for use and cleaning. The box and the holder are impressed "Sheffield England" and registered "Ergos". The box is a little torn and scuffed, but complete and the wafer holder is in mint condition with perfect nickel plating and no scratches or wear, just as an unused one should be. In good working order if wanted to be. Box 5.5" x 4.25" + 2", holder 5.5" tall x 3.75" x 2".  
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Ice Cream Wafer Holder



K Dairy Bowl
K Dairy Bowl
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Original, quality, late 19th century, Scottish white ceramic bowl with a rolled over top rim and a large black transfer printed "K" to the front. The upper cased "K" is decorated within with thistles. Difficult to find perfect ones of these today and this one is. Complete and in good order. 5.5" tall x 13.5" top diameter + 9.25" base.  
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Steel and Copper Firescreen
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Original, quality 1920's, burnished steel firescreen frame with urn shaped finials to the top, lions paw feet and a polished copper panel to the centre with decorative swag and cameo embellishments. The copper has been polished, the steel burnished and all has been lacquered, some minor dents to the copper panel, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 32" tall x 22" widest + 8.5" front to back. 
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Steel and Copper Firescreen



5ft Brass Bedstead
5ft Brass Bedstead
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Original, quality, circa 1880/1900, superb, all brass five foot wide bedstead. Old five foot examples are hard to find and this is a beauty, in square tubed brass with a cast fretted brass panel to the front and four urn shaped finials, all mounted on the original castors with ceramic wheels. The original wrought iron side irons are included and all has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. This bedstead will take a standard 5ft wide x 6.6" long modern bed base and mattress. Some minor rubs to the lacquer for this was polished and lacquered several years ago. Head end 60.5" tall, foot end 49" tall + set up 60.5" x 82.5". 
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Brass Telephone Plaque
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's, large cast brass plaque detailing "Telephones" inlaid in white enamel upper cased text and with six countersunk screw holes for mounting. This plaque is in the old unpolished 'bronze' colour, but can be polished back to the pink brass on request at no extra cost. A super clean sign of great quality. 19" x 4". 
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Brass Telephone Plaque



Ruskin Panel / Brass Ashtray
Ruskin Panel / Brass Ashtray
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Original, quality, circular brass ashtray, circa 1900, with a beaten finish, two cigarette rests and a large Ruskin ceramic panel to the floor. The underside shows most of the original nickel plating which has rubbed off the upper surface and showing the brass. A most unusual ashtray from a serious Arts and Crafts period. No chips, cracks or damage. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 5.5" diameter x 1.25" tall.  
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Double Brass Photograph Frame
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Original quality, late 19th century, cast brass double photo frame with fine mouldings to the outer frame and pediments of ribbons knotted over laurel leaves. The frame outer design is of laurel leaves, the next reeded and in the inner egg and dart. This double frame is hinged to the middle presumably to fold for travel or storage and the separate slide down and out backpanels, in sheet brass, each have a hinged brass rod backstand. Two top rings are also mounted to the reverse for alternative wall hanging. All has been lacquered. A super quality photo frame of an unusual form. 9.75" x 9" wide and 0.5" front to back, folded 1.25" front to back, and photo view size 7.75" x 3.5" each.  
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Double Brass Photograph Frame



Single Moose Antler
Single Moose Antler
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Original, quality, huge single Moose antler, circa 1900 / 1920's. Obviously originally one of a pair, but interestingly this example was shed naturally as many other types of deer do annually when an adult. These are known as 'cast' / dropped. This super example has some natural tip damage and a plugged hole where it had been drilled for wall mounting in the past, but now been plugged with a peg of antler. All is complete and in good order, but still a single one only. Would make an ideal fruit bowl on a large table. 38" long x 30" tall + 20" front to back.  
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Ralph Allder Mounted Kestrel
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Original, quality 1920's, superb mounted and cased Kestrel in a lifelike pose about to land on the kill, a Chaffinch. This case, glazed to three sides, is as the day it was mounted with the most lifelike groundwork and foliage, the background in yellow fading to peach colour is typical of this very clever taxidermist "Ralph Allder of Bartholomew St Newbury" (Berkshire). His label can be seen to the lower right of the backboard inside the case. The outside of the case has been cleaned and re-painted black but otherwise all is completely original. This case cannot be faulted in any aspect. 22" x 18" + 10.75".  
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Ralph Allder Mounted Kestrel



Brass Alms Bowl
Brass Alms Bowl
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Original, quality, late 19th century, 'soup bowl' shaped engraved brass alms bowl. The upper surface has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the underside has retained the patinated finish. The engraving has taken up most, if not all the upper surface with "IHS" to the dished centre surrounded by six bunches of grapes with leaves. The outer ring is again engraved in great detail with the text in lower cased Gothic type detailing "Be Ready To Give and Glad To Distribute". All in super condition.  
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Brass Door Knocker
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass door knocker of the dropped loop form. This superb example is stamped to the reverse for the maker "R E & S" and has retained a good colour to the reverse. Replacement nuts and bolts have been fitted, all has been cleaned and is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 9.5" x 3.5", total 1.75" front to back.  
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Brass Door Knocker



Corinthian Column Brass Standard Lamp
Corinthian Column Brass Standard Lamp
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Original, quality, late 19th century, corinthian column brass standard lamp originally oil and now converted to electric. This super example has a good reeded column on a cast brass square base, with block feet and a cast brass corinthian top mount. Rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass switched UK bulb holder and a three pin plug. Although the wire shade holder is included, the shade is for display only. This lamp, adjustable in height is fixed at 60", but can be adjusted on request. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. Spread of base 11" square, 60" total height as fixed excluding the shade holder.  
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Pair of Brass Candle Sconces
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Pair of original, quality, cast brass candle sconces, circa 1900, with curled and shaped brackets mounted on oval backplates with candle holders and drip pans. Each backplate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The swivel brackets will lift out in case the candle needs changing and they each have a 'stop' to prevent the bracket swinging back against the wall. This pair were probably mounted on a piano but are suitable for candle wall lights. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3.75" x 3.25", drip pan 2.5" diameter, reach front to back when out 8.5" + 5" tall. Price is for the pair.  
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Pair of Brass Candle Sconces



Pair of Wrought Iron Door Bolts
Pair of Wrought Iron Door Bolts
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, blacksmith made, surface mounted wrought iron door bolts with replacement keeps made to suit. These most unusual bolts have shaped rings to retain the bolt to the backplate and a matching grip finial to the handles. Each plate has six countersunk screw holes for mounting and the keep has two. Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, complete and in good and working order. Bolt 8.25" x 2", keep 1.75" x 2". Price is for the pair. 
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Berkshire Special Constable Truncheon
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Original, quality pre-war, ebony police truncheon, stamped to the hand grip end "Hiatt and Co Birmingham" for the supplier and detailed in gold paint "Berks Special Constable". This clean example has retained the original leather wrist strap and is complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5".  
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Berkshire Special Constable Truncheon



Shelley Armadillo Jelly Mould
Shelley Armadillo Jelly Mould
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Original quality white ceramic jelly mould, in the form of an armadillo. Manufactured by 'Shelley' with the maker's mark for 1912-1925. Complete and in superb order. This 10" example is one of three sizes produced by Shelley. 10" x 7.25" x 4.75" tall. 
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Overmantel Mirror
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Original, quality, late 19th century, 'D' shaped overmantel with the original mirror glass and white ceramic bun feet. This very, very clean and all original overmantel has a flecked wood grain finish to the frame and a black inner bead also in plaster, with gold star details down the full length. The original pine backing boards have been retained and the mirror is very clean. On reflection a good clear overmantel. 35.5" x 21" tall.  
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Overmantel Mirror



Mounted Carp
Mounted Carp
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Original, quality, common carp mounted in a bow fronted glazed wall cabinet, probably 1920's / 30's. A good specimen well presented, with realistic groundwork, reeds and grasses. The bow fronted panel has a gilt edge, but no details of the fish, when and where caught, or the taxidermist. All is in good order, with the bow front and two end glasses intact and the case has been retaped and repainted. Complete and in good order. 27.25" x 14.75" tall + 7.5" front to back deepest.  
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Swiss Carved Wooden Coatrack
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Original, quality, late 19th century, Swiss 'Black Forest' carved wood, wall mounted hat and coatrack. This superb all wood example has a Chamois head and neck to the centre, with oak leaves and branches behind and beneath, incorpoating a hanging loop to the top and three pegs to the front. All is realistically carved, with the horns painted black and the original glass eyes. Quite the best I have seen for a while. Some good repairs to the tips of some oak leaves and the horns. Now complete and in good order. A delicate but sturdy and usable hat and coatrack. 16.25" wide x 9" tall + 4.5" front to back. 
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Swiss Carved Wooden Coatrack



Swivel Oak Office Chair
Swivel Oak Office Chair
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Original, quality 1920's, honey coloured oak swivel office chair with good webbing and horse hair filling beneath the original pale coloured leather upholstered seat. All has been fully overhauled, refinished and is complete and in good and working order. The rear of the seat is impressed "GFS" either for the maker of the chair or a previous owner. 30" tall at back, 18.5" tall seat, 22" widest , 20.5" front to back.  
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Brass Umbrella Stand
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Original, quality 1920's, brass umbrella stand of unusual proportions. This very slim example has four brass corner posts on a cast iron base and a six division top rail with four spherical finials. All has been cleaned, the base re-painted black and the brass lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 24" tall x 24" long + 5.5" front to back.  
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Brass Umbrella Stand



Brass and Glass Egg Timer
Brass and Glass Egg Timer
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Original, quality 1920's, superb 'hour glass' shaped egg timer with a pressed brass frame and a brass wire easel stand. This stand will permit the glass to be revolved for use. The first we have seen of this model. One turn is 3.5 minutes. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Total 3.5" x 1.5" + 1" front to back.  
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Rowland Ward Engraved Beer Mug
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Original, quality pre-war ale mug / tankard in clear glass, with a side loop handle and an engraved scene depicting a sable antelope with trees and birds flying overhead. The original paper trade label is still fixed to the underside detailing "Rowland Ward, Nairobi, Kenya". Complete and in good order. 4.75" tall x 3.75" wide + 5.75" including handles.  
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Rowland Ward Engraved Beer Mug



Art Nouveau Brass Hearth Brush
Art Nouveau Brass Hearth Brush
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Original, quality, brass hearth brush, circa 1900, with a flat sliding cover to the brush and a beaten texture, a slim shaft and an Art Nouveau styled grip to the top with a steel ring. The brush can be pushed out for use and retracted when not required. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 23.5" x 3.5" + 1.5".  
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Pair of Candle Coach Lamps
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Pair of original, quality 1920's, candle coach lamps with all the original fittings and brackets. This superb pair of lamps, in steel and brass, are presently fully fitted for use with candles as original, but can be converted on request to electricity for use as exterior front door lighting and the pair of wrought iron brackets can also be altered. Nevertheless if required for use on a coach or trap you would not find a more original pair. The ironwork has been cleaned and repainted black, the internal nickel plating cleaned and lacquered, the brass fittings and trim again polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some minor dents to the candle tubes, some minor rusting and blemishes on the interior nickel reflectors, one small inner chip to one side glass panel and some minor scratches. The original bevelled glass has been retained as well as the pair of small securing leather straps and all is complete and in good and working order. Total length 19" x 4" wide + 7" front to back, brackets backplate 3.5" x 1.25". Price is for the pair.  
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Pair of Candle Coach Lamps



Fully Converted GPO No11 Mahogany Wall Telephone
Fully Converted GPO No11 Mahogany Wall Telephone
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Original, quality, GPO No11 mahogany wall telephone, fully restored and converted to work perfectly on a standard modern B.T. telephone line. This No11 type was introduced in 1902 and was superseded in 1929, but remained in service for many years. Originally without dials, but were later fitted on request, although many continued to be used without the dial. This example arrived without a dialling mechanism and the correct No12 replacement has been fittingduring the conversion work. This telephone has been completely dismantled, cleaned, fitted with various replacement parts, overhauled and tested. Full details of the work carried out and a list of replacement parts fitted with photos of before and after are included with the purchase. All is now complete and in good and working order. Backboard 19.5" x 10.25", body 4.5" front to back, widest 13.5", max 11.5" front to back including fittings.  
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Box Iron with Slug
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Original, quality, late 19th century, 'Donkey's Ear' shaped cast iron pointed box iron with a wrought iron handle over the top, a lifting gate to the rear and the original heating slug inside. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. A small sized example. Sole 4" x 1.75", total height 3.75".  
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Box Iron with Slug



Brass Door Knocker and Door Pull
Brass Door Knocker and Door Pull
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Original, quality, late 19th century, matching cast brass door pull knob and door knocker with the original matching knocking stud, all in an Arts and crafts design. This most unusual set has matching shapes to all three backplates and the knocker has a cast weight mounted to the reverse. Door pull knob backplate 5" x 3", knob 4" x 2.5" + 3.75" front to back, knocker with stud backplate 3" x 1.75" each + total length 8.5" + 2" front to back. Price is for the pair.  
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Tambour Fronted Filing Cabinet
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Original, quality 1920's, tambour fronted oak filing cabinet with nine drawers, a grip handle, lock and key. The tambour front is in oak and the body is mainly in oak veneered plywood with a sold oak kickboard to the bottom front.The drawers are in a light coloured wood with ply drawer bottom and brass label frames. All is complete and in good and working order. 42" tall x 18" wide + 15.5" front to back.  
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Tambour Fronted Filing Cabinet



Servants Intercom Bell
Servants Intercom Bell
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass intercom bell with all the original brass mounts, steel springs, central ceramic and brass boss and the original matching swinging pendulum. This example, often now referred to as a Downton Abbey bell is impressed "4 + S" and "12" to the top of the bell and can be pulled from either left or right. This example is for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and other similar bells may also be available on request. So hard to find the pendulum. All has been fully overhauled, the ironwork has been repainted and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Total 17" tall including pendulum, 5" wide + 4" front to back.  
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Leaded Glass Hall Lantern
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass hall lantern with the original coloured glass leaded panels. This super light fitting was originally gas and is now converted to electricity and has been wired with modern three core flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. Each glass panel has a clear ovoid shaped cut glass centre and each corner of the lamp has a copper roseatte. All is perfect with not a chip or crack in sight and a length of new brass chain and an old brass ceiling rose is included. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. Lamp 26.5" tall, plus 20" chain and 2.5" rose. Lamp body 8.25" square + rose 4" diameter.  
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Leaded Glass Hall Lantern



Benson Copper Teapot
Benson Copper Teapot
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Original, quality, superb circular copper teapot, circa 1900, with a brass handle, spout and lid which has a horn finial grip and a good tinned interior. This teapot is stamped to the underside "WAS Benson" for the designer and manufacturer and has all the style obvious to Benson. One small dent to the underside, otherwise all is complete and in superb order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This is the first we have seen of this model. 3.5" tall x 5.25" wide + 8.5" front to back.  
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Carved Dogs Head Page Turner
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Original, quality, late 19th century, page turner in fruitwood with a carved dog's head to the top with glass eyes. The head is of the Borzoi or Greyhound type. Complete and in good and working order. 15.5" x 1.5" + 2" front to back.  
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Carved Dogs Head Page Turner



Tennents Pale Ale Mirror
Tennents Pale Ale Mirror
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Original, quality 1920's, oval bevelled wall mirror within the original thick mahogany frame. The mirror is acid etched in upper cased text "Tennent's Pale Ale on Draught" to the centre and engraved in small type to the lower edges of the mirror "The property of C.R. Tennents Ltd Glasgow" and "G. Hunters Glasgow" for the maker. A very clean mirror and frame with just one scratch to the reverse of the mirror glass at the lower edge and a blemish to the outer edge of the frame, at the base where a secondary bracket had been fitted. A good example, the first we have seen. Visible mirror 28.5" x 18.5", total including frame 34" x 23.5".  
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Set of 6 Guinness Buttons
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Set of six, original, quality, waistcoat buttons, with glass fronts, brass backs and eyes in the original card box. These sets of buttons were issued by Guinness as a promotional item in the 1950's. The lid is labelled to one end "Guinness Waistcoat Buttons" and the original card insert is detailed "With The Compliments of Guinness" and "Made in England". Each button contains a different Guinness character, a toucan, a kangaroo, a sealion, a tortoise each with a pint, an ostrich with a pint in its gullet and the zoo keeper also with a pint. Each button is also impressed "Guinness" to the reverse. The lid of the box is a little scuffed and torn, but otherwise all is complete and in good order. Box 6" x 1.75" + 0.5". Price is for the set.  
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Set of 6 Guinness Buttons



Folding Boot Jack
Folding Boot Jack
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Original, quality, late 19th century, folding mahogany boot jack for pulling off boots, fitted to the interior with a pair of folding steel boot pulls, one with a button hook for gaiters and boots and the other with a leather holepuncher for repairing. All is complete and in good and working order. Difficult to find these complete today. Closed 12.5" x 2" wide + 2.75", open 12.5" x 5" x 2.25" tall.  
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Brass Megaphone with Whistle
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's, brass megaphone / loud hailer with an integral whistle. Possibly used by the rowing cox or similar. This example, the first we have seen, is in amazing condition with no dents or scratches and has a shaped guard for the mouthpiece, a whistle set at a convenient angle below and a ring for a cord, to wear around the neck. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 15" long x 4.5" widest.  
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Brass Megaphone with Whistle



RAC Enamel Sign
RAC Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's, double sided hanging enamel sign, with white upper cased "RAC" to both sides on a pale blue background and with a white border. This sign has two holes to the upper section, originally for the wall bracket and two smaller holes to the lower border for an additional information sign, such as breakdown, services or for a directional arrow. Generally a very clean and bright sign, with some chips to the enamel to the upper bracket holes only. Complete and in good order. 22" wide x 21.5" tall. 
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Huge Brass Letter Flap
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Original, quality 1930's / 40's, huge cast brass letter flat of a plain, but very usable form. This yellow brass example has four replacement threaded bars, nuts and washers, a good strong spring and a good large aperture. A much larger than average letter flap, complete and in good and working order. Exterior 16" x 5", aperture 11.75" x 3", bolt centres 15" x 3.75". 
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Huge Brass Letter Flap



Copper Ale Muller
Copper Ale Muller
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Original, quality, late 19th Century, copper ale muller of an unusual form - it appears to be a hybrid shape; half a donkey's ear and half a slipper form. This shape we have not seen before; it's of the highest quality, in thick grade copper with good tinning to the interior, and another bonus is the maker's name stamped on the loop handle - 'John James Monmouth'. Polished, lacquered and in superb order. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. 13.5" long, 6" tall and 5" widest. 
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Huge Copper Copper
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Original, quality, most unusual very large late 18th / early 19th century, copper washing copper, probably from a laundry of a large country house. This example with super riveted seams and a flat top rim has the original unpolished patinated green finish to the exterior and hard water limescale to the interior. The top 2" and the flat rim in brass, again in the old green colour. One copper patch to the lower section, probably to fill in the original tap hole and one split to the top flange, otherwise all is complete and in super order. Exterior top diameter 33", internal top diameter 29", total height 26".  
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Huge Copper Copper



Brass Umbrella Stand
Brass Umbrella Stand
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Original, quality, late 19th century, 'D' shaped brass umbrella stand with three stems mounted on a cast iron base with brass finials to the top and a lift out steel drip tray to the base. The top has five sections, the ironwork has been cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. 25.5" tall x 17" wide + 10" at base front to back.  
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Huntley and Palmers Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's, very clean square enamelled sign advertising "Huntley and Palmers Ginger Nuts". This superb sign is bright and clean with just a few very minor chips to the enamel, eight screw holes for mounting and a photo of John Ginger with two packets of biscuits under his arm. The lower section is also detailed "Reading and London England" and "Made in England". Complete and in good order. 18" wide x 18.5" tall.  
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Huntley and Palmers Enamel Sign



GWR Signal Box Finial
GWR Signal Box Finial
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Original, quality 1920's, cast iron finial from a Great Western Railway signal box. This example has a vented central ball shape with a pointed tapered shaft above and a circular shoulder to the base with two holes for bolting on. This one was from Compton in Berkshire and has old paint finish and is complete and in good order. 23.5" tall x 7" widest, base 6.5" exterior diameter.  
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Prattware Pot Lid with Pot
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, coloured meat paste pot lid, with the original but discoloured base pot. This brightly coloured example depicts two youths scrapping with a crowd of on-lookers and is entitled "The Wolf and The Lamb". The lid does show some faint crazing, but is otherwise perfect and the base is partly discoloured but again good otherwise. Lid 4.25" diameter, base 3.75" diameter, 2.25" tall. 
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Prattware Pot Lid with Pot



Nailsea Type Glass Rolling Pin
Nailsea Type Glass Rolling Pin
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Original, quality, 19th century, free blown hollow glass rolling pin with a blue Nailsea type detail within the clear glass, one end is open for a cork or stopper and the other has a good rough pontil mark. Used filled with hot or cold water to suit. In super condition and complete. 16.5" x 2.25" widest.  
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Pair of Elm Fireside Bellows
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Pair of original, quality pre-war, elm fireside bellows with buff coloured leather, brass studs and a cast brass spout. These bellows have seen little use and are complete and in good and working order and show a detailed grain to the elm. 23" long x 8.5" widest + 4" front to back.  
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Pair of Elm Fireside Bellows



Lucas No 40 Brass Oil Can
Lucas No 40 Brass Oil Can
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Original, quality 1920's, all brass, flat sided oil can with a plunger action, a loop handle and a long spout with a replacement nipple cover. The body is impressed "No 40 Oiler" to one side, "Joseph Lucas" to the other, "Unscrew To Open" to the filler cap at the top and has the registration number for the year 1919 to the underside. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 8" long x 4.5" tall + 1.5" wide at base.  
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Art Nouveau Oil Side Lamp
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Original, quality, oil side lamp of an unusual form, with a cast iron base, a pale pink tinted clear, cut glass font and a brass screw in twin 1" wick burner and gallery. The base has three cast iron supports on a shaped cast iron plinth, all in a serious Art Nouveau style and is impressed to the underside and each leg with the registration number for the year 1905. The glass font has two bands of cut decoration and the brass burner has black ceramic inserts to the wick controls detailing "Youngs No.1 Screw". The brass and ironwork have been cleaned and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. The burner and gallery will take a standard 3.75" base diameter oil shade and a standard 2.5" base diameter chimney. Lamp excluding shade and chimney 19.5" tall x 7.5" base diameter + total height including chimney 28". See our "Oil Lamps" section for current stock of similar items. 
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Art Nouveau Oil Side Lamp



Matchless Advertising Chair
Matchless Advertising Chair
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Original, quality, late 19th century chair with the original inset enamel advert to the back. These chairs were used in ironmongers' and grocers' shops for customers' use whilst waiting or being served. Difficult to find these days and this superb example in fruitwood is stamped in three places to the woodwork "Registered Design F.East Dundee" and the super clean enamel sign in blue and white details "Watson's Matchless Cleanser Is The Best Soap For All Purposes". One side stretcher in oak is probably an old replacement, but otherwise all is original and in good and usable order with a recent clean and wax. Tall at back 37.5", tall at seat 20.5", seat 14.5" wide, front legs 17" wide at floor, front to back 19" total.  
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Brass and Ceramic Door Pull
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Original, quality, 19th Century, large spherical shaped, off white ceramic door pull knob with a decorative, petal shaped, cast brass backplate. This handle will not turn a lock or latch, only pull the door closed. The backplate is stamped with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1867 and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3.25" diameter, knob 2.75" widest and 4" front to back.  
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Brass and Ceramic Door Pull



D Shaped Stone Sink
D Shaped Stone Sink
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Original, quality, early 19th century or earlier 'D' shaped stone sink of good proportions and of a good depth. This example has a good weathered exterior coloured with lichen and has a good drain hole to the floor at the front. Originally probably beneath a wall mounted water pump, complete and in good and working order. Exterior 24" x 24" front to back + 10.5" tall, internal 20" wide x 19.5" front to back + 8" tall.  
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Brass Electric Side Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's, superb cast brass electric side lamp with great detail in the form of beading and acanthus leaves. The tapered reeded stem is mounted on a circular base and topped with more acanthus leaves. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, switch and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A good heavy lamp, complete and in good and working order. The shade is for display only. 20" tall excluding shade x 5.75" diameter base.  
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Brass Electric Side Lamp



Adjustable Brass Electric Reading Lamp
Adjustable Brass Electric Reading Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's, adjustable brass electric reading / side light with a slender square section central stem mounted on a weighted cast brass circular base, a shaped finial to the top, a sliding up and down neck and collar with a switched bulb holder. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, switch and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A pleasing delicate design. The shade is not included in the price, but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section. 
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Art Deco Electric Wall Light
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Original, quality 1920's, single nickel plated Art Deco electric wall light fitting with a thick pressed glass drop in shade embossed "Sabino France 4378". This serious Art Deco light fitting has been rewired with modern three core flex and a new brass bulb holder and all is complete and in good and working order. 8.5" wide, 6" tall + 5" front to back.  
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Art Deco Electric Wall Light



Blue Glass Soda Syphon
Blue Glass Soda Syphon
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Original, quality, blue coloured glass soda syphon with the original chromed top, circa 1900. The top collar details "Marples Sheffield" and the front of the bottle is acid etched "J.F. Eardley Pharmaceutical Chemist 265 Glossop Road" and "283 Filwood Road Sheffield". Complete and in good order, but not suitable for use. 12.5" tall x 4" base diameter.  
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Pendant Electric Lantern
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Original, quality 1920's, hanging electric light fitting with a cylindrical opaline coloured glass fitted within a cast brass lantern frame, with a decorative domed top section and a pierced lower section. The top and bottom sections are joined with six brass rods and a replacement brass ceiling rose fitted with an oliver gripper is included. A superb lantern in the Arts and Crafts manner. Rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder, fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Latern 12" tall x 5.25" widest, ceiling rose 3.25". 
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Pendant Electric Lantern



Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases
Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases
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Pair of original, quality, probably 1st World War, polished brass shell cases, hand 'trench art' decorated to the upper section with embossed designs of flowers and leaves, with a flared, wavy top rim and a reeded waisted form to the lower section. The underside has a variety of marks including "75 DEC", "PD, PR 2316" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Base 3.25" diameter x 3.25" top diameter + 13.5" total height.  
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Set of 6 Glass Lamp Shades
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Set of six matching original, quality 1920's, clear moulded glass continental gas shades with replacement, lacquered brass shade holders to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. These super shades are bell shaped with petal forms and a deep relief hobnail design. No chips or cracks and complete and in good and working order. 4.5" tall x 4.25" widest.  
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Set of 6 Glass Lamp Shades



Pendant Electric Light
Pendant Electric Light
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Original, quality, 1920's, pendant electric light fitting with a marbled brown on cream, shaped glass globe, supported by an Art Nouveau brass shade holder with pierced decorations and a great shaped chain loop. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new UK brass bulb holder, and a length of new brass chain and a new replacement brass ceiling rose is included. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. 13" drop plus the chain and rose and 7" widest. 
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Izons 1.5" Gallon Oval Cast Iron Cookpot
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Original, quality, late 19th century, oval cast iron cookpot with a wrought iron swing handle and the original tinsmith made lid. This hard to find small cookpot is embossed to the front for the manufacturer "Izons and Co" and "1 1/2 Gallons". The lid is embossed to the central hand grip "6" and the underside of the pot is impressed "6 Quarts". The bottom is good and thick and all has been cleaned and waxed and is complete and in good and working order. 8.25" tall with handle down, 12.5" tall with handle up, 13" wide + 10" front to back.  
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Izons 1.5



Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque
Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque
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Original, quality, hexagonal shaped, brown enamel boat registration plate for use on the River Thames. This example is detailed in white upper cased text "Thames Conservancy, Private Pleasure Vessel Registration number 3132" and "Renewable in 1905". Some minor chips but otherwise complete and in good order, good for such an early date. The reverse has been cleaned and lacquered. 4.25" x 3.25".  
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Fully Converted Series 300 GPO Telephone
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Original, quality, series 300 black Bakelite GPO telephone fully restored and converted to work perfectly on a standard modern B.T. telephone line. The series 300 was introduced in the late 1930's and was phased out in the late 1950's. During the current restoration and conversion this thelephone has been completely disassembled and cleaned, some parts and the cords have been renewed and full details of the work carried out and a list of replacement parts fitted is included with this item, as well as photos of before and after restoration. All is now complete and in good and working order. 9" wide x 6" tall + 8" front to back.  
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Fully Converted Series 300 GPO Telephone



Swaine and Adeney Copper Hunt Horn
Swaine and Adeney Copper Hunt Horn
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Original, quality 1920's, short copper hunt horn with a rolled over flared rim, a nickel mouthpiece and engraved to the body for the maker "Swaine and Adeney Piccadilly London" and "Made in England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 9.75" x 2.25" widest.  
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Twin Candle Reading Lamp
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, superb twin candle reading lamp with a circular base, two columns and a lift off faceated reflector. When the reflector is off, each stem has a bayonet fitted cap which will twist off when required to fit fresh candles in the spring loded chambers. The candles should burn away when in use and not leave dripping residues. All was originally nickel plated on brass and the reflector on copper. Most of the brass is showing, but only a little of copper can be seen bleeding through on the reflector. A superb example, most definitely the best condition one we have seen to date. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Base 6" diameter, 17" tall, reflector 4" deepest + 8.5" diameter.  
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Twin Candle Reading Lamp



Brass Letter Flap / Door Pull
Brass Letter Flap / Door Pull
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Original, quality, heavy late 19th century, pink cast brass letter flap with an integral door pull. This sturdy example has a shaped backplate, a good sized aperture with "Letters" engraved in 'Gothic' style upper cased text and a solid cranked door pull bar to the front. Replacement nuts, bolts and spring have been fitted and all is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 12" x 4" + 2.5", aperture 6" x 1.5", bolt centres 8.5".  
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Fruitwood Gavel
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Original, quality, late 19th century, auctioneer's gavel turned in fruitwood in a super colour with good detail. Complete and in good and working order. 7" x 2.5" + 1.25".  
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Fruitwood Gavel



6 Branch Brass Electric Light
6 Branch Brass Electric Light
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Original, quality 1920's, cast brass, six branch hanging electric light fitting in the form of a six candle chandelier. Replacement card candle look-a-likes have been fitted to cover the bulb holders and this light has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. A length of new brass chain and the original brass ceiling rose are included and all has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost complete and in good and working order. 12.5" tall plus chain and rose x 24" widest + 20" chain. 
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Exterior Brass Bell Pull
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass exterior bell pull, for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. This most unusual example is stamped "T.P&S" to the reverse for the manufacturer and has a Gothic design to the rectangular backplate, and a lion's mask as the pull grip. The concealed backplate for mounting has four countersunk screw holes. A super bell pull. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 4.75" x 3.5" + 2" front to back, 2.75" x 0.5" to be recessed. 
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Exterior Brass Bell Pull



Pair of Cast Iron Fire Dogs
Pair of Cast Iron Fire Dogs
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron fire dogs with Lion heads, legs and paw feet in good detail. The fronts have a brass shield shaped mount and a brass finial beneath, between the legs. Fire dogs were used to rest the fire irons upon - shovel, tongs and poker. This most unusual pair have been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order. 11.5" tall , 6" wide at front, 7.5" front to back.  
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The Merritt Brass Corkpuller
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass bar corkpuller with a circular base with four countersunk screw holes for mounting on the bar, shelf or table. This super example has the original turned ebony handgrip and will extract and reject the cork smoothly from a wine bottle in one pulling action. This example, all brass apart from the corkscrew and handgrip, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. This corkpuller was manufactured for / by Gaskell and Chamber and is marked accordingly "Chambers Patent" with the trade logo to the main stem. Not a common corkpuller these days. 24" long withdrawn, 15" tall corkscrew out x 15" front to back + 5" diameter of base.  
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The Merritt Brass Corkpuller



White Ceramic Door Fingerplate
White Ceramic Door Fingerplate
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Original, quality, late 19th century, white ceramic fingerplate with gilt line decoration to the outside edge and with an abstract motif to the centre and a lion holding a crescent on a castellated turret top family crest. Each backplate has shaped ends with a soft point and four countersunk screw holes for mounting. Complete and in good order. 11.5" x 3.1/8".  
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Copper Log Box
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Original, quality 1920's, copper covered wooden coal or log box, with a hinged top lid and a lift out steel liner. The good gauge sheet copper has an overall dimpled effect, with Art Nouveau side handles, hinged plates and front hasp type lifting grip for the lid. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Four small replacement wooden block feet have been fitted to the underside, otherwise all is original, complete and in good and working order. Box 22.5" x 15.5" + 12.5" tall, total width including side handles 25" wide.  
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Copper Log Box



Copper and Brass Bed Warming Pan
Copper and Brass Bed Warming Pan
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Original, quality, late 19th century, copper bed warming pan, with an engraved, hinged brass lid and the original turned fruitwood handle. These were originally used with hot coals inside to warm up the bed before use. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Pan 13" diameter x 4" deep, 43" total length including handle. 
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Brass and Iron Fender
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron kerb with brass rails and egg shaped brass finial mounts. The outer face of the cast iron kerb is embossed with an Arts and Crafts design. The ironwork has been cleaned, the brass polished, all has been lacquered and is complete and in good order. Exterior 53.5" x 14.75" + 6" tall, interior 48" x 12".  
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Brass and Iron Fender



Gerrard Sable Antelope Horns
Gerrard Sable Antelope Horns
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Original, Sable Antelope half skull with horns, circa 1900, mounted by Gerrard of London on the original oak shield shaped backboard, in the original varnish finish and detailed to the front "Sable" a good paper label to the reverse is detailed for the taxidermist "Edward, Gerrard and Sons". The reverse also has the original metal hanging plate and a painted order referece 3049. A superb mount, all in good order. Shield 21" x 8.75" + 1", plus 1" hanging plate, total 33.5" tall + 17.5" front to back.  
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Large Double Brass Hat and Coat Hook
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Original, quality, late 19th century, decorative brass hat and coat hook, complete with four black ceramic finials mounted on tubular brass stems and a cast brass backplate with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. The stems have a continious pattern of acanthus leaves and the backplate has a mythical creature's face similar to the 'Green Man'. The top two hooks are for hats and the lower for coats etc. Backplate 3.5" x 3.25" wide, total height 9.5" x 7" widest + 6.5" front to back. 
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Large Double Brass Hat and Coat Hook



Brass Shell Case Jardiniere
Brass Shell Case Jardiniere
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Original, quality, brass jardiniere fashioned from the end section of a huge first world war brass shell case. This example is deeply embossed all round with swags of apples, pears, bunches of grapes and leaves. It has a pie crust wavy top edge, a pair of lion mask side handles with rings, and is mounted on three legs with lions paw feet. The underside is impressed "Dusseldorf 1917, DE7" and "RHM 51". This heavy and rather unusual jardiniere is in superb condition and is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A great looker and super quality. 9.75" top diameter, 9.25" base of shell case x 11.75" tall + 10.75" spread of feet.  
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Bow Front Mounted Pike
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Original, quality, superbly mounted Pike in a bow fronted case and glazed to three sides, with realistic ground and reed work to the interior and detailed to the front of the bow glass panel in gilt text "Caught By G.A.W. Griffiths in The Avon, Feb 12th 1889, Wgt 16lbs". The exterior of the case has been cleaned, repainted and re-taped and all is in good order. A well presented specimen. 42" x 15.5" + 8.25" front to back.  
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Bow Front Mounted Pike



Bream in Bow Front Case
Bream in Bow Front Case
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Original, quality, late 19th century, mounted Bream in a bow fronted glazed wall cabinet. This well preserved and well mounted specimen of 4lb 9oz has good realistic ground and reed work and a painted finish to the interior back, two sides and top. Two original paper labels to the inside of the case detail one in script "Bream 4lb 9oz Caught 21st June 1896 by W Menage Jnr" and the other an oval trade label "Preserved by S. F. Sanders and Son, Naturalists and Furriers, 69 Highbury Park London N". The wooden case has been retaped to the edges, has a wire hanging loop to the back at the top, all has been repainted in semi-matt black paint and the original bow glazed panel has a gilded border trim to the inside. This mount is real Cooper quality and style, although it does have a Sanders label to the inside, I wonder if Cooper mounted it under instructions from Sanders and Son ? Complete and in good order. 25" long x 13.5" tall + 6.25" front to back at centre.  
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The Arnold Foster Mother
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Original, quality, glazed stoneware 'Foster Mother' with nine outlets for weaning suckling pigs or lambs etc. This example has two loop handles to the top and is transfer printed to the sides "The Arnold Foster Mother Regd Design 683281" for the year 1951 and "Arnold and Sons, 54 Wigmore Street, London W.1.". This also has the original heating element flex and plug and eight of the original black rubber teats. All is in super order, with no cracks or chips to the body, but the electrical apparatus is only to go with it and is not suitable for use. Base 10.25" diameter body x 11.5" tall. 
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The Arnold Foster Mother



Pair of Brass Corinthian Column Electric Side Lamps
Pair of Brass Corinthian Column Electric Side Lamps
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Pair of original, quality 1920's, small brass corinthian column electric side lamps, rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holders, switches and three pin plugs. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Bases 3.75" x 3.75" + 10.25" tall. 
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Brass Doctors Door Knocker
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Original, quality, large cast pink brass door knocker, with the original stud, circa 1900 / 1920's. This superb example of a good weight has been fitted with replacement nuts and bolts and is complete and in good and working order. This style of door knockers are referred to as 'Doctors Knockers' for they previously graced country manor houses, often being owned by doctors or similar professional persons. Pink examples are always hard to find. Backplate 2.75", total drop 8.5" + 3.75" front to back.  
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Brass Doctors Door Knocker



Brass Standard Lamp
Brass Standard Lamp
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Original, quality, brass standard lamp, circa 1900. This lamp was originally oil but is now converted to electricity and fixed to the height of 60". Has been wired with modern three core flex and a new brass UK bulb holder and three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. 60" tall x 18" spread of base. 
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Townshend Brass Postal Balance
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass 'Roberval' letter scale on a very elaborate cast brass base. The scale is impressed to the beam "Warranted Accurate" and "STS" for 'Samuel Turner Senior' and the letter pan is impressed with the postal rates for the year 1871 to 1885. The top of the scale is mounted with a circular pan to hold the set of four brass weights, which are included and are nesting weights with curved rims, with 8oz to 1oz and stamped accordingly. Now to the base, the centre panel has a pierced design of acanthus leaves, seed pods and flowers and the main base has a different, but similar, pierced design, with four corner feet and two end hand grips. These grips incorporate heads of a mythical beast. The underside of the base has retained the old, original finish and is impressed "Townshend and Co" and "T & C" both for the maker and "RD No" for the registration number, but without a number. This is the most elaborate scale we have had for several years. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Base 13.75" x 6.5", all 6.5" tall, letter slab 4.5" x 5". 
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Townshend Brass Postal Balance



Lipton's Tea Enamel Sign
Lipton's Tea Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's, very clean enamel advertising sign with white upper cased text on a green background with a white border detailing "Drink and Enjoy Lipton's Tea" This example has ten screw holes for mounting and some very very minor rust stains to the outside edges, otherwise this sign is near mint. 36" x 24". 
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Benham and Froud Copper Coal Helmet and Scoop
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb large copper coal helmet with the original copper scoop. This example has seen very little use, if any, for there are no signs of wear, only a few very minor dents. The underside of the foot is impressed with the orb and cross logo for the manufacturer 'Benham and Froud' of London and Birmingham. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, complete and in good and working order. 18.5" tall with handle up, 15.5" handle down, 12.5" wide + 22" front to back.

 
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Benham and Froud Copper Coal Helmet and Scoop



Gamekeepers Swingle Stick
Gamekeepers Swingle Stick
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Original, quality, late 19th century, gamekeepers swingle stick / club. This example has a ribbed handle turned in ash and a lignum vitae weighted head fitted to the handle with a leather neck. Some damage to the leather cover to the neck but still complete. These were said to be used to club poachers or to despatch (kill) larger game. The lignum vitae head is a super piece of turning. A most unusual item to find today. Total length 15.5", handle 1.25" widest, head 3.5" tall x 2" diameter.  
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Musgraves Harness Racks
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Original, quality, late 19th century, wall mounted, cast iron harness racks with turned teak top mounts and two countersunk screw holes to the backplate for mounting. These examples were manufactured by Musgraves of Belfast, although not marked as such. These were supplied to the very best stable yards for top properties. All is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.5" tall x 4" wide, total 3.5" front to back.  
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Musgraves Harness Racks



Brass Wall Light
Brass Wall Light
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, cast brass electric wall light, rewired with modern three core flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. The backplate has the shape of an ecclesiastical cross and the square section arm starts from a cluster of acanthus leaves and curves over to the bulb holder. This wall light has been fitted with a replacement knuckle joint and can be mounted as an uplighter or a down lighter. Has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 9.25" x 6.5", total 6.5" wide, 13" tall + 11.5" front to back.  
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Childs Double Hand Cart
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All original, quality 1920's, superb, childs, two seater estate cart in ash, originally pulled or pushed around the garden by the children's Nanny or maid, with one or two children on board. Although this looks ideal for a large dog or sheep or similar to pull, it shows no signs of any harness being attached, food for thought. The spoked pram type wheels have solid tyres and work perfectly and support the blacksmith made wrought iron springs. The front shafts are adjustable to suit a varied height of the person pulling etc and they will fold up vertically for safety when still. The small cast iron wheels to the rear are for support when the cart is not in use and the two seats are reversible to enable the two children or one to face backwards or forwards or face each other or facing away, an ingeniously designed little cart, for sake of a name, probably made by the estate or household carpenter. All original and all in good and working order, with no worm. Total height 39", total length 66" shafts down + 44" shafts up, wheel diameter 23" widest + 27" at the hubs. 
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Childs Double Hand Cart



Cut Glass Oil Lamp
Cut Glass Oil Lamp
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cut glass oil lamp of an unusual form. This example has the body and foot all in one and sits low on the table and has the top of the range Messenger's Patent brass burner and gallery to take 2" x 1" flat wicks. This brass burner has a slide to lift up the shade and chimney giving access to the wicks for lighting without removing the shade etc. The two wick controls have off white ceramic inserts detailed in black transfer text "Messenger's No2 Patent Duplex". The brass has been polished and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. A most unusual oil lamp. The chimney is included, but the shade is not included in the price, but may be available; see our 'Lamp Shades' section, item code OS114. Lamp only, base 5.25" diameter + 8.5" tall, including chimney 18" tall. 
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Whitfield Fireproof Safe
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Original, quality, late 19th century, fireproof safe in the original paintwork, with coach lining to the door and the original brass fittings which have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The brass maker's plate details "Whitfields Safe and Door Co Birmingham". The interior is in the original green colour with a transfer detail for the manufacturer. All has been fully overhauled, has two keys for the door and two for the interior drawers, all stamped with the maker and again are the originals. Complete and in good and working order. Exterior 24" tall x 18" + 16".  
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Whitfield Fireproof Safe



Pierced Brass Fender
Pierced Brass Fender
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Original, quality, pierced brass fender, circa 1900, with a dropped down top rail, pierced panels to the sides and front with square tube rails between and a rolled over base plinth. Some minor dents to the top rim, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Some minor dents to the top rim, otherwise all is complete and in good order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Exterior 52.5" x 14.5" + 8" tall, internal 48" x 12".  
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Double Bubble Soda Syphon
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Original, quality, late 19th century, huge glass "Double Bubble" soda syphon, with a wire mesh protective cover to the outside. The top plated metal mounts are complete and the wire mesh has a couple of old minor repairs, no marks or names for the manufacturer are visible but it appears English as against continental but? Complete and in good order, but not suitable for use. 19" tall x 8" widest.  
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Double Bubble Soda Syphon



Brass Umbrella Stand
Brass Umbrella Stand
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass umbrella stand of an unusual form. This superb example has four tubular uprights with a curved down and shaped top mount with six sections and four cast brass finials. The cast iron base has an embossed design to the outside and has the original sheet steel drip pan with two lifting rings. The brass has been polished and lacquered, the tin tray repainted black and all is complete and in good and working order. 26.5" tall x base 12.5" + 9".  
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Art Nouveau Brass Electric Side Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's, cast brass electric side lamp in a serious Art Nouveau style, three splayed legs with arrowroot leaf shaped feet, a sinewy jug handle shaped grip to the rear and a waisted central stem. No maker's marks but there should be for such an item wth so much style and quality. Rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, switch and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 13" tall excluding shade, 9" diameter of spread of base.  
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Art Nouveau Brass Electric Side Lamp



Benson Copper and Brass Inkstand
Benson Copper and Brass Inkstand
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Original, quality 1920's, oval shaped copper inkstand with a pair of goblet shaped inkwells with ceramic liners and lift off cast brass caps that have pointed finials. The underside is impressed "Benson" for the renowned Arts and Crafts designer W.A.S. Benson. One ceramic liner is discoloured and has a short hairline crack, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 10.25" x 5" + 4.5" tall including lids.  
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A. Webley Fireproof Safe
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Original, quality, late 19th century, fireproof safe in the original scrumbled paintwork to the exterior resembling woodgrain and the original pale blue trimmed with red to the inside. This example has the original brass fittings to the outside which have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The maker's plaque details "A.Webley and Co Bradford St Birmingham". The interior has retained the original transfer and all three keys are the originals, two for the door and one for the drawer. All has been fully overhauled and is in good and working order. Exterior 24" tall x 17" wide + 16" front to back, interior 14" tall plus the drawer, 11" wide + 10" front to back.  
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A. Webley Fireproof Safe



Kenrick Cast Iron Kettle
Kenrick Cast Iron Kettle
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Original, quality, late 19th century, eight pint cast iron kettle with the original tin lid, brass knob and wrought iron handle over the top. The underside is impressed "No.4", " 8 Pints" and "Kenrick" for the manufacturer A Kenrick of West Bromwich. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. 12" tall x 8.25" wide + 12.5" including spout.  
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Brass Loo Roll Holder
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Original, quality 1920's, continental, cast brass toilet roll holder, mounted on the original shaped mahogany backboard and will fit a standard, modern toilet paper roll. The backmount of the roll holder has a clown or jesterin deep relief holding the brass rail support. The original brass plate hanger is mounted to the top of the backboard and an old label advertising various wares available at the time from a retailer in Boulogne-Sur-Mer. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. A most unusual toilet roll holder, the first we have seen. Backboard 10" x 5.75" + 1.25" front to back. 
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Brass Loo Roll Holder



Pair of External Visitors and Servants Bell Pulls
Pair of External Visitors and Servants Bell Pulls
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Original, quality, late 19th century, near pair of exterior brass bell pulls, for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. These superb examples have circular dished backplates and central segmented brass pull knobs. One backplate is embossed "Visitors" in upper cased text and the other "Servants". Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. The rear mounting plates and springs are replacements made to suit, copied from originals, is fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. Visitors- backplate 4.25", knob 1.5", Servants- backplate 4.75", knob 1.75", both 1.25" front to back visible + 1.5" to be recessed.  
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Oak Rowing Trophy Tankard
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Original, quality, late 19th century, oak presentation tankard with silver plated handle / liner and bands with engraving detailing "Mersey Rowing Club", "Scratch Fours" and "Arthur J. Preston No.2, 17th Sept 1887". This was presented as a trophy and has been cleaned with the oak refinished and all is complete and in good order. 5.75" tall x 4.5" base diameter + 6.5" front to back including handle.  
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Oak Rowing Trophy Tankard



Pair of Ceramic Door Handles
Pair of Ceramic Door Handles
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, superb off white ceramic door knobs of a segmented spherical shape, with replacement brass backplates made to suit. These knobs have a square bar to fit a standard mortice latch with grubscrew adjustment for door width. The backplates each have three countersunk screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen of this model. Backplate 2.25" diameter, knob 2.25" + 2.25" front to back.  
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Cast Iron Lion Door Knocker
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Original, quality, early to late 19th century, superb, huge cast iron door knocker of a Lion's head with a drop ring as the knocker. This example has great detail and shows good facial features. The original mounting bolts to the reverse had hand cut threads, but were mutilated so now are replaced with good usable nuts and threads. A good replacement knocking stud has been turned in cast iron, copied from an original. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Total drop 10" x 5.5" wide, 2.5" front to back + 2.75" diameter knocking stud.  
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Cast Iron Lion Door Knocker



Cooke's Mineral Water Enamel Advert
Cooke's Mineral Water Enamel Advert
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Original, quality, near mint condition 1920's, two sided enamel advertising sign with a side mounting flange and three screw holes. This sign in serious condition, details in white upper cased type "Cooke's High Class Mineral Water, Cross St. Kettering" and is the best condition we have seen to date. 13" x 8" + with a 1" mounting flange. 
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Stone Corner Sink
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Original, quality, early 19th Century or earlier, hand hewn, deep stone corner sink or trough. A good heavy trough with a thick floor, a drainage hole and a well weathered, lichen covered exterior. A great looker and in super condition. External 28.5" x 22" and 16" tall, internal 23" x 17" and 11" deep. 
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Stone Corner Sink



9.5
9.5" Brass Door Bolt
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Original, quality, surface mounted, pink brass door bolt, circa 1900, with a replacement keep made to suit. This example has a steel bolt and concealed backplate with a brass casing and finial grip. The bolt backplate has six countersunk screw holes for mounting and the keep has two. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. Bolt 9.5" x 1.5", keep 1" x 1.5".  
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Electric Indicator Board
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Original, quality, electric indicator board, circa 1900, in a teak cabinet with eight windows on a black glazed panel with red and white striped indicators. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. This example is detailed "Ft. Door", "Side Door", "Drawing Rm", "Dining Rm" and "Bedrooms 1, 2, 3, 4", "A Brown" and "103 South End Croydon" for the supplier or electrical installer. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock, suitable interior and exterior bell pushes are usually available upon request and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. Backboard 14.5" x 11.75" + total 3.5" front to back.  
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Electric Indicator Board



Pendant Electric Light Fitting
Pendant Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's, hanging electric light fitting with a white glass globe mounted with the original decorated copper shade holder and copper ceiling rose. A length of replacement brass chain is included. Rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The shade holder has a patent fitting with a patent date for the year 1926. A super light fitting. Complete and in good and working order. Light 14" tall x 12" diameter, plus 20" chain + ceiling rose 2.5" tall x 3.5" diameter. 
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3 Piece Set of Burnished Steel Fire Irons
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Three piece set of original, quality, mid 19th century, burnished steel fire irons comprising shovel, tongs and poker. These good heavy examples have a faceted finial to the hand grips and tapered stems. The poker has a good long tip and the shovel is pierced to sift through the embers and put back onto the fire all but the ash. All have been burnished and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order. Shovel 30" x 6.25", tongs 29.5" x 3", poker 28.5" x 1.25". Price is for the set.  
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3 Piece Set of Burnished Steel Fire Irons



1907 Presentation Trowel
1907 Presentation Trowel
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Original, quality, silver plated cakeslice, in the form of a trowel and issued to commemorate the building of a Sunday school. This superb example has a King's pattern handle, well detailed engravings of ivy leaves and berries and details "Central Wesleyan Sunday School, Eastbourne, Stonelaid by Mstr. William Llewellyn, Easter 1907". The reverse has the hall marks for silver plate. Has been lacquered and all is complete and in superb condition. 12" x 3.25" x 2.25".  
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Pair of Cast Iron Door Porters
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron door porters / door stops. These examples have acanthus leaf forms to the body, with a ribbon and leaf loop shape, top handgrip. The reverse is impressed "47" for the model number and "Baldwin" for the manufacturer and iron foundry. Cleaned and lacquered, complete and in good order. 7.75" tall x base 4.75" + 2.75" front to back.  
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Pair of Cast Iron Door Porters



Oak Coatrack
Oak Coatrack
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Four original, quality, late 19th century, brass hat and coat hooks, with white ceramic finials mounted on an oak backboard. Each hook has a decorated stem, a cast brass backplate and all have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Each coathook has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good order. Fix to the wall by removing the end hooks, use the holes provided to fix to the wall, then refit the coathooks to conceal the wall screws. Backboard 36" x 8" +1", total including hooks 9" tall + 4.5" front to back. 
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Pair of Cut Glass Cupboard Knobs
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, clear cut glass cupboard knobs, with brass collar mounts, a rope twist rim and steel wood screw threads. Highly faceated glass and in superb condition, with no knocks or chips. Backplate 1.25" diameter, knob 1.5" diameter + 1.5" front to back, thread 1".  
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Pair of Cut Glass Cupboard Knobs



Pair of Brass Electric Side Lights
Pair of Brass Electric Side Lights
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Pair of original, quality 1920's, brass electric side lamps rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holders, switches and three pin plugs. These examples have three cabriole shaped legs with shaped and waisted stems. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 13.5" tall excluding shades x 9" spread of feet.  
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Motor Union Nickel Car Badge
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Original, quality, most unusual all nickel 'Motor Union' car badge in super condition. Motor Union was founded in 1901 and amalgamated with the Automobile Association (AA) in 1911. This rare example was issued from 1907 to 1911 and has the original dome headed mounting nuts and bolts and is impressed "5644" and "Manufactured By George Collins Ltd 16 Newgate St EC". Complete and in good order. 4.5" x 2.5" + 1.25".  
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Motor Union Nickel Car Badge



Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade
Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cranberry tinted glass oil lamp shade, to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This superb example has etched alternate designs, each repeated three times, a flaming Olympic type torch and a stem of Hibiscus flowers. The colour is near clear at the base increasing to a good deep cranberry colour at the very frilly outurned top rim. Great colour and great condition, perfect. 6.75" tall x 8" widest, lower aperture 4" diameter.  
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Police Alarm
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Original, quality, late 19th century, wooden hand rattle alarm similar to bird scarers and football supporter rattles. This small example in beech and elm is stamped for the maker and supplier of police equipment "Parker 233 High Holborn" London. The beech body is weighted with two lead plugs and the sounding plate is in elm. A super colour and size and complete and in good and working order and very loud. 6" wide x 7" tall + 1.75" front to back.  
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Police Alarm



Pair of Brass Electric Wall Lights
Pair of Brass Electric Wall Lights
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Pair of original, quality 1920's, cast brass electric wall lights, with curved tubular brass stems mounted with acanthus leaf forms, on circular brass backplates, each with three screw holes for mounting and on turned birch backplates. Have been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new UK brass bulb holders fitted. Although originally mounted as a down lighters, they could now be used both up or down. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required. The shades are not included in the price. Complete and in good and working order. Wooden backplate 5", brass backplate 3.5" diameter, 12" front to back excluding shades + 6" tall.  
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Cobblers Revolving Nail Cup
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Original, quality 1920's, two piece, cast iron, cobbler's revolving nail cup as used on the workbench for easy access to a range of sizes of nails and tacks. This example is embossed to the base "Black Boy Nail Cup" and is ideal as an office desk tidy for paper clips, elastic bands etc or for peanuts and crisps etc. All has been cleaned and lacquered, with some minor casting holes but still complete and in good order. 9" diameter x 3.5" tall. 
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Cobblers Revolving Nail Cup



S Withers Fireproof Safe
S Withers Fireproof Safe
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Original, quality, fireproof safe, circa 1900, manufactured by 'S Withers and Co of West Bromwich'. In the original paintwork inside and out. This superb example, a little larger than average for us, has the original blue paint and transfer to the inside, two drawers with locks and keys, original brass fittings and a removable shelf. The exterior paint is a dark olive green with brown and gold coachlines and other detail to the door, has a few scuffs and knocks in places, but still well worth retaining.The original brass fittings to the door and drawers have all been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All has been fully overhauled and is in complete and good working order, with two keys for the door and one key for each of the drawers. Exterior 32" tall, 25" wide + 25" front to back, internal 20" tall, 18.5" wide + 17.5" front to back.  
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Cast Iron Circular Feed Trough
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Original, quality, 1920's, heavy, circular, cast iron, animal feed trough, with ten dividing bars, mounted to the top. Embossed to the underside: 'Wade' and 'Capricorn Pig Trough'. Complete and in good and working order. 36" diameter and 14" high. 
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Cast Iron Circular Feed Trough



VR Painted Truncheon
VR Painted Truncheon
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Original, quality, late 19th century, ceremonial police type truncheon turned in ash with the original painted decoration on a black background with a crown over "VR" and a red oval painted panel. The hand grip end is finely ribbed for grip and in the ash colour. Some wear and rubbing to the decoration otherwise complete and in good and working order. 16" x 1.25".  
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Pair of Ebony and Brass Door Pulls
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, superb door pulls with cast brass backplates and cranked handles with carved ebony grips. Each shaped backplate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, ribbed mounts to the cranked bars and fine ropetwist carved grips. The ebony has some minor chips to one end, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Backplates 4.25" x 2" each, total 15.25" long, 2.25" wide + 3" front to back.  
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Pair of Ebony and Brass Door Pulls



Sepia Decorated Cheese Dish
Sepia Decorated Cheese Dish
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Original, quality, late 19th century, sepia decorated cheese dish and cover. This is probably the most exciting cheese dish we have seen, albeit not in the best condition. This wonderful example has pictorial panels to the top and three sides and decoration to all the edges of both the base and cover and both pieces are stamped with the registration number for the year 1891. First, the very detailed panels. The top depicts a scene from the Aesop's fable 'The Fox and The Crow', with the fable printed within ribbon swags. One side depicts "Too Much Cheese" with three rats at the cheese baited in a gin trap. The other side has a rat on the billiard table with a picture on the wall of 'Welsh Rabbits' and the reverse entitled "Wise Man of Gotham" with a scene from 'The Merry Tales of The Mad Men of Gotham'. The scene shows three cheese's rolling down the hill. Condition: although bright and clean in colour to the outside and decorated areas, this item does show much discolouration to the inside consistent with use, as cheese does leave fat stains over a period of time stain. This tends to penetrate into the glazing. There are also two chips to the base and a repair to the back corner of the lid, with a hairline crack running away from it to the top. It looks superb, when displayed. All is complete, but not for use. Base 10.5" x 7.5", total 6" tall.  
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Nailsea Glass Pink Oil Lamp Shade
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Original, quality, late 19th century, white on pink Nailsea glass oil lamp shade with a highly frilly and flared top. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. A most unusual oil shade to find and in perfect condition. Complete and in good order. 6.25" tall, 9.5" widest at top, 4" lower aperture.  
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Nailsea Glass Pink Oil Lamp Shade



J Linwood Clockwork Spit
J Linwood Clockwork Spit
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass 'bottle jack' clockwork spit. Complete with the original brass key and cast iron wheel, with four sliding rings. This example is impressed to the underside "1" and "Warranted" and has an embossed brass plaque to the front detailing an oak tree design and "John Linwood, Warranted" for the maker. All has been fully overhauled and will run for just over 1.5 hours with one wind, and would have been used suspended in front of an open fire from a bracket on the mantel shelf, to cook a leg of lamb, a small chicken or game. The cast iron wheel with the meat suspended beneath would rotate first clockwise for several rotations then anticlockwise and so on and the sliding rings would take bacon and strips of fat for self basting. This example has minor dents only, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Total length 18", wheel 6.25" diameter, jack body 4" diameter + key 1.75" x 2". 
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Conductor's Baton in Box
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Original, quality, late 19h century, superb, hallmarked silver mounted ebony or ebonised musical conductor's baton, in the original 'leather paper' covered, velvet lined, fitted case. This baton has three silver mounts all embossed and engraved with leaves and flowers, each is hallmarked for 1890's and the central silver mount has a shield and band inscribed "A E Shane By Band D Co", "1st VB DR" and "1895". The case has a hinged lid locked down with two finely shaped brass hooks and eyes. All is complete and in super condition. Baton 20.5" x 0.75", box 23.25" x 1.75" + 1.5".  
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Conductor's Baton in Box



Wedgwood Biscuit Barrel
Wedgwood Biscuit Barrel
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Original, quality, late 19th century, circular Wedgwood, white on blue decorated ceramic biscuit barrel with nickel plated top collar, swing handle and lid. The underside is impressed "Wedgwood" for the manufacturer and all is in super condition, complete and in good order. 6" tall including knob and handle down, 5.25" diameter of barrel.  
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Reading / Wall Electric Light
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Original, quality 1920's, cast brass electric side / reading lamp. This superb Art Nouveau example was designed for optional use as a side lamp or a wall light and the bulb holder / switch can be swivelled to suit either (see photos). The shaped backplate and mount has an acanthus leaf decoration in relief and the curved stem is in reeded square sections and I have just seen an acorn shaped mount to the top of the backplate. This lamp has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, switch and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Base / backplate 4.5" wide x 7" front to back, 11" tall as sidelight, 10" front to back as wall light.  
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Reading / Wall Electric Light



Kenrick Mrs Pott's Iron
Kenrick Mrs Pott's Iron
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Set of original quality, 1920's, shaped smoothing irons manufactured by A. Kenrick and marked 'Kenrick Mrs Pott's Sad Iron, West Bromwich, England'. Three bodies numbered '1, 2 and 3' with the bakelite clip on handle, to enable one to be heating on the stove whilst another is in use. The handgrip is also marked 'Kenrick'. Complete and in good order. Bodies 7" x 3.5" x 2.25".  
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Clucket Sheep Bell on Yoke
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, 'clucket' sheep bell mounted on the original yoke fashioned in Yew wood. This super tinsmith / blacksmith made example has the original leather straps, yoke and wedge pegs. An old working repair to the yoke and is complete and in good and working order, with a good sound. Yoke 10" x 1.25", bell 6" x 3.5" front to back, total height 11.5".  
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Clucket Sheep Bell on Yoke



Maypole Dairy Butter Crock
Maypole Dairy Butter Crock
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Original, quality, two tone, glazed stoneware butter crock, circa 1900, with a loop handle to the rear and transfer printed to the front with details of children around a maypole and "Maypole Dairy Co Ltd" in upper cased text, also impressed "6lb" for the size beneath the handle. The main body is buff coloured stoneware, with coffee brown to the top rim. These were sold in dairy and grocer's shops filled with butter / margarine or lard. Some minor rubs to the glaze to the top rim, otherwise complete and in good order. Top diameter 8.5", base 5.5", 6.5" tall + 9.5" wide including handle.  
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Pair of Interior Brass Bell Pulls
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, brass and ceramic interior bell pulls, for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. These examples have brass plates mounted on cast iron backs with white ceramic central bosses and matching grips to the lever arms. Each arm has an acanthus leaf swag, one left hand and the other right. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3" diameter, central boss 2.5" diameter, 1.25" front to back exposed + 1" to be recessed, total 6.5" tall.  
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Pair of Interior Brass Bell Pulls



Benham and Froud Brass Coal Vase
Benham and Froud Brass Coal Vase
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb brass coal vase, with a flip up lid and the original matching scoop, all mounted on a cast iron and wrought iron stand. This example, although not stamped, at least I cannot find one, was manufactured by 'Benham and Froud' and is one of the most exciting coal helmets manufactured by this company who were probably the best and in the Arts and Crafts style, a bonus. The brass coal vase is suspended between the side supports and one to the rear, the shovel slides into the underneath of the frame and when the top swing over handle is pushed backwards the flap cover will open to a good aperture. Both the swing handle and the shovel have the original ebonised turned wooden grips. The lid and top mount are deeply embossed with designs of acanthus leaves, an urn, swags and ribbons. Some minor wear holes to the decoration on the lid and the base of the vase have been repaired and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. One of the best and very useable. 22.5" tall x 12.5" wide + 17.5" front to back. 
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Cast Iron Skull and Bones Nutcracker
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Original, quality 1920's, cast iron nutcracker in the novelty form of a skull on two femur bones for levers. All is in the original bronze finish and one lever is impressed with the registration number for the year 1928 and "HJB" for the manufacturer. All is complete and in good and working order. 6" x 2" + 1.25".  
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Cast Iron Skull and Bones Nutcracker



Overlaid White on Clear Glass Light Fitting
Overlaid White on Clear Glass Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's, hanging electric light fitting with a superb overlaid white on clear glass deep bowl with star cuts and swag designs. This bowl is suspended within the original bronze finish on brass ring with matching chains and matching, but replacement, ceiling rose. A new bulb holder and three core silk covered flex is included and all is complete and in good and working order. The best overlaid bowl we have seen for a while. 26" drop as in photo plus rose, bowl 14" diameter + 7.5" deep.  
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Brass Corinthian Column Electric Side Lamp
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Original, quality, all brass corinthian column side lamp, circa 1900, probably originally oil, but now converted to electricity. This super example has a stepped square plinth with a concealed cast iron block for weight, a reeded column and a corinthian capital. A 2" extension brass tube has been fitted and all has been wired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, switch and a three pin plug. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. Base 6" x 6", total height excluding shade 18".  
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Brass Corinthian Column Electric Side Lamp



Pair of Hiatt Footcuffs / Leg Irons
Pair of Hiatt Footcuffs / Leg Irons
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, wrought iron restraining cuffs for the ankles / feet. This large and most unusual set of cuffs has the original key and a 10" length of wrought iron chain, with a swivel between. The swivel is stamped "4", the key "14" and "Hiatt" for the manufacturer and each cuff "Hiatt 8". Hiatt and Co were the largest manufacturers of security equipment and supplied the police and other security forces. To lock, push together and snap the lock, to unlock, screw in the key to each cuff and pull the key before unscrewing. This large example, the first we have seen is in superb condition and complete and in good and working order. Cleaned and lacquered. 20" x 4" + 1".  
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Rabone 100ft Tape Measure
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Original, quality, superb, little used 100ft tape measure in the original near mint stitched leather case and embossed for the manufacturer "John Rabone and Sons Birmingham England". The case is also stamped "1944" and has the war department crows foot stamp. The tape shows no sign of wear and the central fold down brass winding handle has still retained the original lacquer finish. Complete and in good and working order. 6" diameter x 1.25".  
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Rabone 100ft Tape Measure



Large Brass Spirit Level
Large Brass Spirit Level
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Original, quality, late 19th century, cylindrical shaped, all brass spririt level mounted on a cast brass plinth impressed "Warranted Correct". This superb example has a close fitting roll over cover to the decorated pierced viewing panel. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. A great looking level, the first we have seen of this model. 12.25" x 1 + 1".  
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Benham and Froud Copper Jelly Mould
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Original, quality, late 19th century, copper jelly mould. Stamped to the base ring "495" for the model number and with the orb and cross logo for the manufacturer 'Benham and Froud' of London and Birmingham. Reasonable tinning to the interior, but would need re-tinning before use. No dents or splits and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5.25" tall x 4.5" widest.

 
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Benham and Froud Copper Jelly Mould



Oval Dairy Can
Oval Dairy Can
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Original, quality, late 19th century, oval shaped, steel dairy can, as used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering door to door straight from the churn. This example has the standard brass wire swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the reverse and large brass mounts to the hinge of the lid. Impressed to the front "Harrow" for the delivery and also to the front "Headstone Farm Dairy". Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Some pitting, but otherwise complete and in good order. 4.75" tall x 5" wide including side lugs + 3.5" front to back including rear loop. 
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Swan Butter Stamp
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Original, quality, late 19th century, sycamore butter stamp, with good carved detail of a swan. This example has a long turned handle which will unscrew. A super butter print, with no worm damage, complete and in good order. Face 3.5" diameter, total 5" long.  
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Swan Butter Stamp



Pair of Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades
Pair of Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades
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Pair of original, quality 1920's, vaseline glass 'maid's bonnet' shaped lamp shades to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. These superb examples have a good green vaseline base colour with bold light coloured diagonal bands to the flared section and the outer rim has a wavy and pinched edge. One flake chip to the bulb holder aperture, otherwise complete and in good and working order. A super pair of shades. 3.5" tall x 6.5" diameter.  
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Pair of Art Nouveau Brass Side / Wall Lights
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Pair of original, quality 1920's, continental cast brass electric wall / side lamps rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holders, switches and three pin plugs. These examples were designed for optional use either as side lamps or wall lights and the heart shaped holes to the base / backplates are hooked to the wall when required as wall lights. This superb pair of lamps have a serious Art Nouveau design of sinewy plant forms. A small section of brass tube has been added to permit a shade to be used, previously restricted when in the wall light mode. A super pair of lamps, the first we have seen of this design. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. As a table lamp excluding shade 12" tall x 6" + 4.5", as a wall light 9.5" tall x 4.5" wide + 8" front to back. 
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Pair of Art Nouveau Brass Side / Wall Lights



Art and Crafts Electric Hall Lantern
Art and Crafts Electric Hall Lantern
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Original, quality 1920's, cast brass electric hall lantern, with the original cylindrical vaseline glass shade, the original brass ceiling rose and a length of new brass chain. This most unusual light fitting has six shaped ovoid section rods with out turned points to the top and bottom. These rods are waisted in to accomodate the two brass rings holding the shade and the top. The hanging loop again is not the normal having a pointed style. A super light fitting and most unusual, the first we have seen. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and a new brass UK bulb holder. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Lantern 19.5" tall x 8.25" widest, rose 3.5" diameter x 3" tall + 12" chain. 
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Bateys Ginger Beer Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's, very clean enamel advertising sign with white upper cased text on Royal blue background detailing "Drink Batey's Ginger Beer at Meals". This example has six screw holes for mounting and a high gloss shiny finish. Some minor chipping to some screw holes and along the top edge, otherwise complete and in good order. 20" x 7".  
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Bateys Ginger Beer Enamel Sign



Brasso Enamel Sign
Brasso Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's, rectangular shaped enamel advert detailing "Brasso Metal Polish" in red text on a white background and a thin red line to the border. This sign has a colour illustration of a can of 'Brasso' to the left hand side and has considerable edge damage to the top and bottom, but lesser damage to the "B" and to the illustration of the tin beneath the "Brasso" name, otherwise a good bright sign. Complete and in good order. 30" x 15".  
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Pair of Corinthian Column Electric Side Lamps
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Pair of original, quality 1920's / 30's, small brass electric side lamps in the form of corinthian columns with square stepped bases and reeded columns. These examples have been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holders and three pin plugs. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 13" tall x base 3.75" square.  
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Pair of Corinthian Column Electric Side Lamps



Apothecary Jar
Apothecary Jar
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Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, glass cylindrical apothecary jar with the original lid and a tall faceated spike finial. A good clean jar, with wear marks to the underside, a polished pontil and not a chip or crack in sight. 12" tall x 5" widest.  
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Pair of Large Octagonal Brass Door Handles
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, larger than average octagonal cast pink brass door knobs with matching shape replacement brass backplates made to suit, each with two countersunk screw holes for mounting. These handles have a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. A super pair of turning knobs, ideal for the large front door and very hard to find today. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3" diameter, knob 2.75" diameter + 3" front to back.  
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Pair of Large Octagonal Brass Door Handles



Billiard Table Iron
Billiard Table Iron
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Original, quality, late 19th century, billiard table iron with a heavy rectangular cast iron body and wrought iron supports to the shaped cast iron grip. These were originally used with a steel sheath to iron the green baize on billiard tables. Cleaned and repainted black, complete and in good order. 7.75" x 4" base, total height 5".  
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Brass Elephants Head Vesta Case
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Original, quality, late 19th century, brass pocket vesta case to hold 'Vestas' (early waxed matches). This case is in the realistic form of an elephant's head, with a curled trunk, ivory tusks and red glass eyes. The door / lid to the rear is sprung and the underside of the head has been ribbed to provide the match striker. Much of the original lacquer has been retained, but it can be polished to a high brass shine on request. 2" x 1" + 0.75" wide.  
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Brass Elephants Head Vesta Case



S Withers Small Fireproof Safe
S Withers Small Fireproof Safe
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Original, quality 1950's, small fireproof safe in the original green paintwork. This very clean example has the original olive green paint to the exterior, chrome fittings, an aluminium maker's plaque detailing "Samuel Withers & Co Ltd, West Bromwich" and a fine red coachline. The interior has the original mint green paint to the door and primer grey to the inside and to the drawer front. The locks to the door and the drawer have been fully overhauled and each has two keys, those to the door are original and the drawer keys are replacements. Some minor rubs to the paintwork, but generally in super condition and in complete and good and working order. Exterior 20" tall x 16" wide + 15" front to back, interior 9" tall x 9" wide + 8" plus drawer beneath.  
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Large Brass Letter Flap
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Original, quality 1930's / 40's, large cast pink brass letter flap of a plain form. Replacement nuts, bolts and spring have been fitted. A good useful size letter flap, complete and in good and working order. Exterior 12" x 4.5", aperture 9.5" x 2.25", bolt centres 10.75".  
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Large Brass Letter Flap



Near Pair of Mahogany and Brass Wing Tips
Near Pair of Mahogany and Brass Wing Tips
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Pair of original, quality, probably World War One mahogany aeroplane wing tips, with the original brass cladding mounted with copper rivets. The top side of both have been cleaned, the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The wood re-finished, but the underside has been left as used. Most unusual pieces of aeronautical history. 15.5" x 7.5" + 1" thickest.  
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Leather Flying Helmet
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Original, quality 1920's, all leather skullcap type, flying or racing helmet, with a soft brown leather outer and a soft chamois leather lining. This super example is complete with accessory straps and buckles, provision for the ear piece headset and a chin strap with buckle. The buckle is stamped "Bennetts" and the inside top of the skullcap has the original stitched in embroidered label detailing "S Lewis's of Racing, Flying and Motoring Clothing Fame 27 Canburton St London WI, Tel Museum 4793". Complete and in good condition, with no nicks or tears. when flat 11" long not including strap x 10" wide. 
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Leather Flying Helmet



Rotary Eclipse Bar Corkpuller
Rotary Eclipse Bar Corkpuller
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Original, quality, cast brass 'Rotary Eclipse' bar corkpuller, circa 1900 / 1920's, undoubtedly the finest of the bar corkpullers ever manufactured. One wind of the handle, clockwise will turn the screw into the cork and another turn, anti-clockwise will draw the cork from the bottle with no effort. The circular base has four countersunk screw holes for mounting to the bar or shelf and the cranked side handle has a cylindrical wooden grip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. We rarely find these today and this example fully overhauled is complete and in good and working order. Base 4.5" diameter x total 16" tall x 7.5" wide including handle + 13" front to back.  
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Brass Set Square
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Original, quality, pre-war, sheet brass drawing / architects set square, stamped for the maker 'S. Lloyd Tools of Sheffield'. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good and working order. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. 8.75" x 5". 
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Brass Set Square



Sugar Cleaver
Sugar Cleaver
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Original, quality, late 19th century, large steel sugar cleaver, with a shaped blade with a hole for hanging, a heavy brass ferrule, a deep ribbed turned mahogany handle and an acorn shaped brass finial. This superb example would have been used to break (chop) up sugar from the large cones as supplied by the grocer to the kitchens of large houses and hotels. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 19" x 5" + 2".  
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Nectar Tea Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1920's, large sized enamel sign advertising "Nectar Tea". This is the first we have seen of this very large sized advert and this is a clean and bright example detailing "Nectar Tea" in green type in upper case and with a green outline to the cup and saucer. The lower edge is also detailed "Patent Enamel Co Ltd, Birmingham and London". No major restoration, but some chips to the enamel which have been touched in with gloss paint to tone them in, carried out some years ago and could be easily removed. A most unusual sign and larger than you imagine. 29" x 48" wide.  
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Nectar Tea Enamel Sign



Huge Brass Letter Flap
Huge Brass Letter Flap
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Original, quality 1920's, huge cast pink brass letter flap, with a hooded aperture, a thick cast beaded decoration to the outer edges, two embossed studs to the front and "Bank Letters" in upper cased text. This example is the largest and probably the heaviest one we have seen. Replacement nuts, bolts and a spring have been fitted, polished and complete and in good and working order. Exterior 20" x 7" + 3" front to back, aperture 9.75" x 2.75".  
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Burnished Steel Fender
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Original, quality, mid 19th century, pierced and engraved burnished steel fender of large proportions. This superb fender has a cushioned top trim, with a serpentine shape to the top and is profusely pierced and engraved with designs of a basket of flowers to the centre, flanked with acanthus leaves, with further acanthus leaves to the sides. A grate looking fender, longer than usual, cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. Exterior 60.25" x 12.25" front to back + 8.25" tallest, interior 59" x 11.5" front to back.  
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Burnished Steel Fender



Etas No 5 Unused Brass Id in The Slot Loo Door Lock
Etas No 5 Unused Brass Id in The Slot Loo Door Lock
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Original, quality pre-war, unused cast brass "1d in The Slot" toilet door lock in the original lacquer finish detailed "Etas No 5". This set comes with the original door knob and square bar, the original keep, mounting screws, inner brass bolt and keep, a key for the cash box at the base and a key for the main lock to gain entry in an emergency. All has been fully overhauled and can be polished to a shiny brass finish on request for no extra cost. We have included ten polished old pennies and all is complete and in good and working order. A rare find in unused condition. Lock box 13" x 4" + 1.25" front to back. 
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Cast Iron Egg Timer
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Original, quality, late 19th century, superb hour glass shaped egg timer within a decorated cast brass frame suspended on a wrought iron fork piece and mounted on a cast iron plinth embossed with leaves and berries in good detail. No manufacturer's marks and the first we have seen, exquisite. One turn is four minutes. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 4" tall, 3.5" spread of base widest.  
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Cast Iron Egg Timer



Large Copper Jelly Mould
Large Copper Jelly Mould
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Original, quality larger than average, heavy quality, four tier jelly mould, circa 1900/1920's, possibly even a sponge mould. Stamped to the rim for the maker "Trottier of Paris" and "15" for the model number. This example has a brass ring to the rim for hanging, and apart from some very minor dents all is complete and in superb order and with a good tinned interior. I know its not English but I couldn't resist it. 6.75" tall x 6" diameter of base. 
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Meccano Mini Copper Oil Can
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Original, quality, 1920's, superb miniature 'kayes patent' copper oil can with a screw off top brass cap, a pressure button, a rear looped grip and the long spout. This example is impressed with a 'K' to one side for the manufacturer and 'Meccano' to the underside. A wonderful object, these were included in the boxes of the larger kits of meccano free of charge. All is polished and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 4" x 0.75" and 1" high. 
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Meccano Mini Copper Oil Can



Mounted Roach
Mounted Roach
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Original, quality, superb mounted Roach in a bow fronted glazed case dated 1890 and mounted by J Cooper and Sons of London. This delightful mount is unbelievably clean and bright as the day it was mounted all we have done is clean the glass inside and out, wipe down the fish and retape and paint the outside of the cabinet. The fish groundwork and gilt sign writing is all the untouched original. All in all the cleanest we have seen. The gilt writing to the inside of the bow glass details "Taken by Mr Shaw from the Stour Hants. Nov 21st 1890, weight 1lb 8oz's" and "Roach". The taxidermist's paper trade label to the top left corner to the inside of the backboard details "Preserved by J.Cooper and Sons, 28 Radmor St, St Luke London E.C.". 18" x 11.5" tall + 4.75" front to back deepest.  
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Morris Sales and Service Enamel Sign
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Original, quality 1950's, circular, two sided enamel advertising sign detailing "Morris Sales and Services" in white text on a blue background with red detail and a shield to the centre with the red bull trademark. This clear and bright sign has four holes, two at the top and two below, each with brass gromets for mounting on a bracket. Some damage to the enamel in places, but otherwise a good clean sign of a good collectable subject. 28.5" diameter.  
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Morris Sales and Service Enamel Sign



Pair of Brass Drop Ring Handles
Pair of Brass Drop Ring Handles
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, large cast brass drop ring handles, with circular backplates, originally from a two door, large fireproof safe. This pair of handles have now been converted to suit either turning handles or door pulls. The original backplates each have three screw holes for mounting and the threaded square bolts have been fitted with threaded plates. All has been fully overhauled, polished and are complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.5" diameter, handles 3" x 3", total drop 4" + 1.5" front to back. 
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Pair of Large Brass Ring Door Handles
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, large cast brass ring door handles, with gothic shaped backplates and cast tapered ring grips. Each pierced backplate has four screw holes for mounting. Perfect for the front door, back to back or side by side and great lookers anywhere. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 4.75" diameter, rings 4" diameter, total 4.75" wide, 6" tall + 1.25" front to back. 
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Pair of Large Brass Ring Door Handles



Pair of WT&S Brass Door Handles
Pair of WT&S Brass Door Handles
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Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass door knobs with matching backplates and a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. This example has deep detail in the form of acanthus leaves to both the knobs and backplates. These were originally nickel plated and some traces can still be seen. The backplates have concealed countersunk screw holes for mounting and are impressed "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. A superb pair of door knobs, the first we have seen of this model. Backplate 2.25" diameter, knob 2.25" diameter + 2.25" front to back. 
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Poachers Alarm
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Original, quality, late 19th century, poachers alarm to be set with a trip wire and a 12 bore blank cartridge. This good example has a square section wrought iron stem, with a safety chain and pin to the top for use when setting, the cast iron retainer and cap for the cartridge and a cast iron weight to drop down. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Stem 36", body 2.25" x 2".  
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Poachers Alarm



Pewter Ice Mould
Pewter Ice Mould
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Original, quality, late 19th century, three piece pewter ice mould of an unusual form. This example has a circular base, a three sided and hinged central section and a circular top embossed in good detail with a pineapple surrounded by bunches of grapes. The central hinged section is held in place by the top and base. The exterior has a super grey colour with no maker's marks and all is complete and in good and working order. 4.5" tall x 5" widest.  
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Sliver Plated Counter Bell
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Original, quality, continental silver plated counter bell, circa 1900, suspended between a pair of cow horn tips and mounted on a carved oak plinth,with two plaques affixed for engraving. Complete and in good and working order. 6" tall, 9.5" x 5.5" plinth. 
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Sliver Plated Counter Bell



Spratts Enamel Dog Bowl
Spratts Enamel Dog Bowl
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Original, qulaity 1920's white enamel dog bowl with blue text for "Spratts" some minor chips but with a clean and bright colour otheriwse is complete and in good order.  
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Sunlight Soap Enamel Sign
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Original, quality, late 19th century, very clean and bright enamel advertising sign for sunlight soap, with a multicoloured picture of a bar of soap in the wrapper and detailing "£1000 reward". This sign is in unbelievable condition and gloss, has six screw holes for mounting, some small areas of damage to the enamel but overall a great gloss and colour. Complete and in good order. 20" x 15".  
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Sunlight Soap Enamel Sign



Sutton Seeds Rogue Wheat Display
Sutton Seeds Rogue Wheat Display
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Original, quality, late 19th century, glazed display of rogue grasses, troublesome to cereal farmers. This superb display produced by "Sutton Seeds of Reading" shows 24 different species all labelled and detailed. The honey coloured oak frame has two mirror plates for mounting and the original drop down cover to prevent fading. All is complete and in good order, with the original backing paper over taped to seal it. The first of these Sutton seed / grass displays we have had for a long time and in such amazing condition. 33.5" x 21.5" + 1.25" front to back.  
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WT&S Brass Door Knocker
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Original, quality, superb, cast brass, door knocker in a serious Art Nouveau form of a drop loop, with a very decorative backplate. All is in the unpolished old patina. The reverse is impressed with the registration number for the year 1901 and impressed with the sun logo and" WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham'. Replacement nuts and bolts have been fitted and all is complete and in good and working order. Too good to polish back to the brass, but can be done on request for no extra cost. Backplate 10" x 3.75" + 2" front to back.  
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WT&S Brass Door Knocker



WT&S Copper Dinner Gong
WT&S Copper Dinner Gong
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Original, quality circular copper dinner gong circa 1900 suspended, within a rope twist copper frame on a rectangular shape copper clad plinth, with a hammer of similar age sat to the front on two copper brackets. Most unusual all in copper and impressed to the underside "WT & S" for the manufacturer William Tonks and Son of Birmingham. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. A good loud gong with a good tone and resonance. Gong 7.5" x 1.5" , plinth 10" x 3.25", hammer 12" x 1.5" total height 
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