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Brass Rim Lock RL627
Brass Rim Lock RL627
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century surface mounted brass door lock, to take a standard modern square bar for the handles. A replacement keep has been made to suit and an old key altered to fit. This lock has the provision for a handle turn, a key lock and a security slide on the inside of the room, which overrides the handles and the key lock, and has a double throw to the lock. All 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. Lock 6.75" x 3.5" x 0.75".  
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Price: 450.00


Hummingbird Brass Fingerplate FP216
Original, quality unused pressed brass fingerplate circa 1900 with superb detail on relief of a hummingbird amidst foliage and ripening seed pods, all in an Art Nouveau style. In mint condition and with the original shop stock code in link to the reverse. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 9.5" x 3". 
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Price: 115.00


Hummingbird Brass Fingerplate FP216



Pressed Brass Fingerplate FP215
Pressed Brass Fingerplate FP215
Original, quality near mint condition pressed brass fingerplate circa 1900 superb detail in relief of a pair of mythical birds reassembly 'Dodos' and vases of flowers, bowls of fruit and a bearded head to the centre. A most interesting fingerplate with six screw holes for mounting and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 9.75" x 3". 
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Price: 115.00


Ribbed Brass Fingerplate, 2 available FP214
Original, quality cast brass rectangular shaped ribbed fingerplate circa 1900 with rounded ends. He ends each has a fan design and two screw holes for mounting. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. The first we have seen of this model. 12" x 2.75". Price is for each.  
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Price: 65.00


Ribbed Brass Fingerplate, 2 available FP214



Black Forest Carved Watch Stamd WS4
Black Forest Carved Watch Stamd WS4
Original, quality late 19th century superbly carved folding pocket watch stand in a bright honey coloured wood. The detail of the lid is stunning with many varieties of leaves and flowers all with a strawberry on to. The aperture for the pocket watch has retained the oreg velvet lining, and all is complete and in good and working order. These were used over height as a watch stand to view the watch also for travelling in the suitcase referred to always as black forest carved items, these were all carried by a few suits families for generations. 3.5" x 2.25" and 1.25" front to back.  
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Price: 135.00


Oriental Tooth Paste Pot Lid PL29
Original, quality late 19th century white ceramic toothpaste pot and lid with a grey marbled effect overall to the outside and a transfer printed lid detailing "Oriental Tooth Paste prepared by Jewsbury and Brown Chemists 113 Market Street Manchester". Complete and in good order with not a chip or crack in sight. 3" diam x 2" tall.  
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Price: 85.00


Oriental Tooth Paste Pot Lid PL29



Heaton Patent Brass Fishing Reel FE332
Heaton Patent Brass Fishing Reel FE332
Original, quality 4" diam brass plate wind, fly fishing reel with a horn grip and the original unpolished and lacquered finish. The fine example is impressed to one side "R Heatons 3250 patent", and all is complete and in good and working order in fact near mint condition. Drum diam 4" and total 3" wide including handle.  
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Price: 165.00


WT&S Brass Fingerplate, 2 available FP213
Original, quality rectangular shaped cast brass fingerplate with acanthus leaf decoration to the top and bottom, a shaped outer bead and four countersunk screw holes for mounting. The reverse is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham' and with the registration number for the year 1911. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 14" x 2.75". Price is for each.  
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Price: 75.00


WT&S Brass Fingerplate, 2 available FP213



 Pierced Brass Fingerplate, 2 available FP212
Pierced Brass Fingerplate, 2 available FP212
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped brass fingerplate of a most unusual design. This example has a pierced Art and Crafts design to the centre and four countersunk screw holes for mounting. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 12" x 2.75". Price is for each.  
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Enamelled Coolie Lamp Shades S66
Original, quality pair of 1920's coolie hat shaped enamelled electric light shades with a dark blue upper surface and a white interior. Some minor chips and some staining to the blue on one shade otherwise in superb order and complete.10" diam and 3.5" tall. 
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Enamelled Coolie Lamp Shades S66



Brass Keyhole Cover KC406
Brass Keyhole Cover KC406
Original, quality 1920's cast pink brass keyhole surround with a plain cushioned shaped swinging cover and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 2" x 0.75" and keyhole 0.75" tall. 
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Price: 34.00


Brass Keyhole Cover, 3 available KC405
Original, quality 1920's plain brass keyhole surround with teardrop shaped swinging cover, good sized keyhole and two countersunk screw holes from mounting. 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. 2.5" x 0.75". Keyhole 1" tall. Price is for each. 
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Price: 26.00


Brass Keyhole Cover, 3 available KC405



Ebony Keyhole Cover KC404
Ebony Keyhole Cover KC404
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass keyhole surround with a plain teardrop shaped swinging cover in ebony and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. 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. 2.25" x 0.75" and keyhole 0.75" tall.  
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Price: 16.00


Brass Keyhole Cover KC403
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass keyhole surround with a cast brass 'soldier' shaped swinging cover, a large keyhole and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.25" x 0.75" and keyhole 1" tall. 
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Price: 34.00


Brass Keyhole Cover KC403



Brass Keyhole Cover KC402
Brass Keyhole Cover KC402
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass keyhole surround with a cast brass 'soldier' shaped swinging cover, a large keyhole and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.75" x 0.75" and keyhole 1.25" tall. 
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Price: 34.00


Brass Keyhole Cover KC401
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass keyhole surround with an oval shaped swinging cover and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 2" x 0.75" and keyhole 0.75" tall. 
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Price: 16.00


Brass Keyhole Cover KC401



Small Brass Keyhole Cover, 5 available KC400
Small Brass Keyhole Cover, 5 available KC400
Original, quality 1920's small cast pink brass keyhole surround with a plain cushioned shaped swinging cover and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer amy be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 1.5" x 0.75" and keyhole 0.75" tall. Price is for each. 
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Price: 30.00


Great Northern Railway 'Look Out' Armband R54
Original, quality curved enamelled arm badge with the original leather strap and buckle. The badge details red on white 'GNR' and 'Look Out' and was worn on the sleeve by the on a railway passenger train. Great Northern Railway was established in 1846, incorporated in the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923. Some scratches and chips but complete otherwise. Badge 4" x 3" and straps 13".  
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Price: 85.00


Great Northern Railway 'Look Out' Armband R54



Brass Ice Cream Dispenser IC27
Brass Ice Cream Dispenser IC27
Original, quality 1920's all brass ice cream dispenser for use with wafer biscuits. This good example is adjustable to deliver a halfpenny size and a penny size and will take wafers 3.5" x 1.75". 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. 3.5" x 1.75" x 4.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Olivewood Page Turner LO21
Original, quality 1920's newpaper page turner in olivewood. This long wedge shaped implement has a super grain and finish typical of olivewood and has swallow decoration inlaid in several coloured woods and painted "San Remo". Complete and in good and working order. 21" x 2.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Olivewood Page Turner LO21



Cast Iron Door Pull DP439
Cast Iron Door Pull DP439
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron door pull handle with a tapered grip and good shaped backplates each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. Cleaned and lacquered and with some pitting but complete and in good and working order. 7.75" x 1.25" and 1.75" front to back. Grip 0.5" widest. 
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Price: 34.00


Cast Iron Door Pull DP438
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron door pull handle with a tapered grip and good shaped backplate each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. Cleaned and lacquered and with some pitting but complete and in good and working order. 10.75" x 1.75" and 2.25" front to back. Grip 1" widest. 
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Price: 56.00


Cast Iron Door Pull DP438



Set of 8 Cast Iron Drawer Pull Handles CK365
Set of 8 Cast Iron Drawer Pull Handles CK365
Original, quality set of eight matching unused 1920's cast iron drawer cup handles in the original black japanned finish. These examples do show chipping to the paintwork but are in good order otherwise and complete. Each has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and is impressed 3 ½" to the reverse. A plain but chunky set of handles. Complete and in good and working order. 5" wide x 2" tall and 0.75" front to back. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 95.00


Pair of Cast Iron Drawer Pull Handles, 2 pairs available CK364
Original, quality pair of 1920's cast iron drawer cup pull handles of a plain but unusual form, with two countersunk screw holes for mounting to each. These examples have been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order. 4.75" wide, 2" tall and 0.75" front to back. Price is per pair  
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Price: 23.00


Pair of Cast Iron Drawer Pull Handles, 2 pairs available CK364



Small Brass Handbell B205
Small Brass Handbell B205
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with a turned walnut handle and an internal cast iron clapper on a chain. This example was probably a school classroom bell in its day and does have a good tone and resonance. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 6.75" tall and 3.25" bell mouth.  
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Price: 56.00


Small Brass Handbell B204
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with a turned walnut handle and an internal cast iron clapper on a chain. This example was probably a school classroom bell in its day and does have a good tone and resonance. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 8.5" tall and 4.25" bell mouth.  
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Price: 85.00


Small Brass Handbell B204



Quart Ale Measure Jug M195
Quart Ale Measure Jug M195
Original, quality 1920's blue ceramic two pint (quart) ale measure jug with a white interior, pouring lip and handle. The glaze to the front is acid etched with the custom and excise details "Quart" over 'GR', a crown and '19'. This example has a star crack in the bottom, a short hairline crack to the pouring lip and another to the side and a chip to the underside rim, otherwise complete and a good looker. 6.75" tall, base 4.75" diam and 6.75" widest including spout and handle.  
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Price: 38.00


Quart Ale Measure Jug M194
Original, quality 1920's pink ceramic two pint (quart) ale measure jug with a white interior, pouring lip and handle. The underside is impressed '12' and the glaze to the front is acid etched with the custom and excise details "Quart" over 'GR', a crown and '19'. No chips or cracks and complete and in good order. 6.75" tall, base 4.75" diam and 6.75" widest including spout and handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Quart Ale Measure Jug M194



Berks Special Constable Ebony Trucheon PT119
Berks Special Constable Ebony Trucheon PT119
Original, quality First World War ebony police truncheon with gold painted detail for "Berks Special Constable" 'Berks' being for Berkshire. The grip end of the ebony is also impressed for the manufacturer/supplier "Hiatt and Co Birmingham". All is complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5". 
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Price: 185.00


Manchester Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT118
Original, quality First World War ebony police truncheon, transfer decorated in colour for The Manchester Special Constable 1914-1919. This example is also detailed for the original owner "George R Guest" and with the Manchester Coat of Arms. The original leather wrist strap is still fitted, and the fore end of the ebony is impressed for the manufacturer/supplier " J. Tyzack and Sons Sheffield". A most unusual truncheon in superb condition and complete. 15" x 1.5" and strap 6" x 0.5". 
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Price: 265.00


Manchester Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT118



Decorated Ceramic Chamberpot CP81
Decorated Ceramic Chamberpot CP81
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic chamberpot decorated with detail of flowers in green transfer to three sides. Complete and in good order. Top diam 8.75", 5.25" tall and widest 10.5" including side handle. 
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Price: 23.00


Orchids Ceramic Chamberpot CP80
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic chamberpot with designs in sepia of orchids to each side. Complete and in good order. With a blurred manufacturer's logo to the underside for a Staffordshire Pottery. Top diam 8.75", 5.25" tall and widest 10.75" including side handle. 
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Price: 36.00


Orchids Ceramic Chamberpot CP80



White Ceramic Electric Interior Bell Push, 2 available EP426
White Ceramic Electric Interior Bell Push, 2 available EP426
Original, quality 1920's circular white ceramic electric interior bell push. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system, other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. This example has gilt lines to the white ceramic body and a white ceramic press button to the centre. Has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. 3" diam and 1+1/8" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 75.00


Bristol Blue Glass Hyacinth Bulb Vase, 2 matching available BV27
Original, quality 1920's freeblown Bristol blue glass hyacinth bulb vase of the waisted form, showing wear to the underside. Complete and in good and working order. 5.5" tall and 4.5" widest. Price is for each.  
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Price: 56.00


Bristol Blue Glass Hyacinth Bulb Vase, 2 matching available BV27



Brass Rim Lock RL626
Brass Rim Lock RL626
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century surface mounted brass door lock, to take a standard modern square bar for the handles. A replacement keep has been made to suit and an old key altered to fit. This lock has the provision for a handle turn, a key lock and a security slide on the inside of the room, which overrides the handles and the key lock, and has a double throw to the lock. All 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. Lock 6" x 3.5" x 0.75".  
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Price: 400.00


Edmondson's Toffee Tin Money Box T58
Original, quality 1920's/30's toffee tin in the original paintwork, modelled as a fireproof safe with the original lock and key. This deep red example has embossed simulated handles and fittings to the door of the safe ( the lid of the tin), and the key entry at the side. The inside of the lid has retained the original paper label for the toffee manufacturer and details "Edmondson's Hookers Malted Milk Toffee". Some minor scratches otherwise complete and in good and working order. 6.5" x 4.5" x 3.5".  
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Price: 75.00


Edmondson's Toffee Tin Money Box T58



Brass and Frosted Glass Electric Light Fitting HL394
Brass and Frosted Glass Electric Light Fitting HL394
Original, quality 1920's hanging frosted glass electric light bowl mounted within a decorative brass circular frame, with embossed roses and cast brass swags of roses, and other flowers beneath. All is suspended on four replacement brass chains. The centre of the frosted bowl is star cut decorated and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A new brass bulb holder is included, wired with new silk covered, three core flex and an old brass ceiling rose. A super most unusual light fitting, complete and in good and working order. 15.5" diam and 7" tall bowl and frame tall. 21" total with chains as in picture, plus 2.5" tall ceiling rose x 4" diam. 
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Price: 850.00

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