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Cunard Line Bakelite Ashtray   A44
Cunard Line Bakelite Ashtray A44
Original, quality 1920's, circular brown bakelite ashtray with five original cigarette resting points and embossed to the centre "Cunard Line" for the shipping company. The reverse is embossed for the manufacturer "Fraser and Glass Ltd London N12" and "British Made". A small chip under the outer rim, otherwise complete and in good and working order. 5.75" diameter x 0.75".  
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Bakelite Door Handles, 2 pairs available DH560
Pair of original quality 1930's Bakelite door knobs, with rectangular backplates with keyholes and a square steel bar and grub screw adjustment system, to fit a standard rim or mortice lock and latches. These superb examples have a cushion effect to both the backplates and the soft square knobs. The reverse is embossed "Everite, made in England" and with the registration number for the year 1936. All is complete and in good and working order. Backplates 6.5" x 2", knobs 1.75" square and 1.75" front to back. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Bakelite Door Handles, 2 pairs available DH560



Pair of Bakelite Lever Door Handles, 5 pairs available DH513
Pair of Bakelite Lever Door Handles, 5 pairs available DH513
Original, quality pair of 1940's brown bakelite lever door handles with a square bar included to fit a standard mortice lock and latch. Each handle has a vertical rectangular shaped backplate, a keyhole, a sprung lever grip and 6 countersunk screw holes for mounting. A very clean run of lever handles not easy to find these in good order. The reverse is impressed with the registration number for the year 1948. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 6.5" x 1.75", 4.5" wide including lever and 2.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Oval Bakelite Door Handles with Mortice Lock and Key DH419
Pair of original, quality 1930's, unused bakelite door handles with the original backplates, mortice lock and key, keep, screws and card box, however it is missing the lid to the box, otherwise all is in superb condition, fully overhauled and in complete and working order. The lock is impressed "Legge 2 Lever" and the reverse of the bakelite backplates to the handles are embossed "RIS Registered Trade Mark, Made in England". Knobs 2.5" x 1.25", backplate 8" x 2.25" + 2" front to back, lock 3.75" x 3" + 0.5". Price is for the set.  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Oval Bakelite Door Handles with Mortice Lock and Key DH419



Pair of White Bakelite Lever Door Handles with Mortice Lock, 4 sets available DH316
Pair of White Bakelite Lever Door Handles with Mortice Lock, 4 sets available DH316
Pair of original, quality, white bakelite lever door handles, with sprung and shaped lever handles, long cushioned backplates, each with a keyhole and four countersunk screw holes for mounting, the original steel mortice lock, keep, square bar and key. The replacement key has been cut to suit, the lock has been fully overhauled and has a patent reversible bolt. A most unusual find. Each lever handle is embossed behind, with the registration number for the year 1938. A little damage to one backplate, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Handle backplate 7.25" x 2.25", all handle 5" wide x 2.5" front to back, lock body 3.75" x 3" and 3/8", lock plate 5.5" x 7/8". Price is per set.  
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Price: 125.00


Bakelite Electric Bell Press EP368
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, electric pendant bell press, rewired with new two core silk covered flex and for use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may well be available. This example has a long tapered bakelite switch with an ivorine push button. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. Switch 3.5" tall including fittings and 1.25" diameter, plus 6ft flex.  
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Price: 115.00


Bakelite Electric Bell Press EP368



Travelling Electric Iron   L155
Travelling Electric Iron L155
Original, quality, superb small travelling 12 volt electric iron, with the original plastic covered flex and the bakelite connector to use on a light bulb holder. The body of this iron has a red top section, a black bakelite handle, and is printed to the label "Clem 200 / 250 Volts", "Patent Applied For The Year 1945" and "Clayton, Lewis and Miller Ltd, British Made". All is complete and in good order, but not suitable for use. Sole 4.25" x 2.25", body 3" tall including handle. 
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Price: 38.00


Bakelite Letter Flap / Door Knocker LF209
Original, quality 1920's, all bakelite letter flap with an integral knocker, the first we have seen. This very unusual knocker is very Art Deco in form, with a brass knocking stud, sprung steel mechanism to the letter flap and the original mounting bolts. The reverse is embossed "Prov Patent" and "RE&S" for the maker. Complete and in good and working order. 8.5" x 3.75" and 1.5" front to back, aperture 5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Bakelite Letter Flap / Door Knocker   LF209



Bryant and May Lifeboat Matches N21
Bryant and May Lifeboat Matches N21
Original, quality bakelite tub circa 1910 / 1920, with a screw on black bakelite top, containing a quantity of original vesta matches. The lid is embossed "Bryant and May, Ships Lifeboat Matches" and "approved by M. of T. and CA" and the underside of the red / brown bakelite tub is embossed "To ignite the matches strike on grooved surface". Complete and in super condition. 2.75" tall and top 1.75" diam.  
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Price: 65.00


Fully Converted Series 300 GPO Telephone T12
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 telephone 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 and 8" front to back. More similar converted telephones and other models are usually available.  
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Price: 300.00


Fully Converted Series 300 GPO Telephone   T12

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