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Police Alarm / Birdscarer   BS6
Police Alarm / Birdscarer BS6
Original, quality, late 19th century, policeman's alarm rattle or a very good birdscarer. This super example has the handle in beech, the splatts in ash and the main body in lacewood. The underside is carved "Flint", probably the original owner's name. All is complete, in super order and very loud. Body 8.5" x 4" + 1.25", total tall including handle 10".  
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Price: 135.00


Bird Scarer / Police Rattle BS5
Original, quality, late 19th century, fruitwood rattle with a beech handle and an oak 'splat'. This good sized example is probably a police alarm rattle for it is a well made one, whereas the bird scarers were more rough generally, but who knows ? Complete and in good and working order, nevertheless and very loud. 10.5" x 9" tall + 1.75".  
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Price: 165.00


Bird Scarer / Police Rattle   BS5



Pair of Wrought Iron Handcuffs with Key HC21
Pair of Wrought Iron Handcuffs with Key HC21
Original, quality wrought iron handcuffs, with the original key all in super condition. The end of each key barrel is stamped, " R.G.S 1956 " to one " 210 over 247 " to the other. This pattern was the standard police issue pattern. All is complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 3.25" x 0.75".  
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Price: 156.00


Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC15
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, wrought iron leading handcuff, with a spring clip locking mechanism and stamped "Hiatt" for the manufacturer. The prisoner would be held with the smaller grip around one wrist and the other was held by the enforcer and twisted sharly to gain control. Complete and in good order. 5.25" x 4" + 0.75".  
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Price: 165.00


Hiatt Leading Handcuff   HC15



Hiatt Leading Handcuff   HC12
Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC12
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, wrought iron leading cuff, with a spring clip locking mechanism and an engraved decoration to both sides of the central hinge. The larger cuff is stamped "British Made" to one side and "Hiatt Steel" to the other for the manufacturer 'Hiatt and Co of Birmingham', the largest makers of security equipment for the police etc worldwide. The prisoner would be held with the smaller grip around one wrist and the other was just held by the enforcer and twisted sharply to gain control. A superb example as clean as you would find. 5" x 4" x 0.75". 
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Price: 230.00


Cast Iron Police Office Plaque NP265
Original, quality pre-war oval shaped cast iron name plate with embossed details in upper cased text "Police Office". This unusual example has two large countersunk screw holes for mounting, has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order. 14" x 4.5" x 3/8" front to back.  
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Price: 135.00


Cast Iron Police Office Plaque NP265



Ebony Police Truncheon PT124
Ebony Police Truncheon PT124
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in ebony . Some chips to the grip but otherwise a good clean example and complete and in good order. 15.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 75.00


Devon Police Truncheon P123
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue ebony truncheon, stamped "Devon Constabulary". Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5."  
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Price: 135.00


Devon Police Truncheon P123



Manchester Police Truncheon PT122
Manchester Police Truncheon PT122
Original, quality late 19th century police truncheon finely turned in brown ebony or similar heavy and hard wood. The shaft is stamped "Manchester Police E Divison Serg, No 10, 12 and 1869". A shorter truncheon than normally issued, complete and in superb condition. 13" x 1.5".  
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Price: 230.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT121
Original, quality turned ebony police truncheon circa 1900/1920's with a finer ribbed and shaped handgrip than normally found. Complete in good order. 14.5" x 1.5".  
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Price: 135.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT121



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



Long Light Oak Truncheon PT117
Long Light Oak Truncheon PT117
Original, quality 1920's/30's extra long police truncheon in a super honey coloured light oak. This example of an unusual size has no markings or makers names, but it has retained the original leather wrist strap. Could this be for mounted police. Complete and in good order. 26" x 1.5" truncheon and 11" strap.  
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Price: 165.00


Stained Beech Police Truncheon PT116
Original, quality 1920's truncheon turned in stained beech in the standard police issue pattern. Unusual in beech and complete and good order. 15.5" x 1.5".  
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Price: 65.00


Stained Beech Police Truncheon PT116



Oak Police Truncheon PT115
Oak Police Truncheon PT115
Original, quality 1920's oak truncheon with the original leather wrist strap. This example is in the standard police issue pattern, but they are normally turned in ebony. All is complete and in good order. 15.25" x 1.75" plus strap.  
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Price: 75.00


Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
Original, quality 1st World War duty armband for a Special Constable. The curved cast aluminium badge is embossed "113 Special Constable" and is looped through with the horizontal blue striped on white canvas armband. This was worn on the lower sleeve when on war duty. Some minor moth damage to the band and most of the original black paint missing from the badge. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order. Badge 3.5" x 2.75", band including buckle 18" x 1.75". 
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Price: 115.00


Special Constable Duty Armband PT114



Rosewood Police Trucheon PT113
Rosewood Police Trucheon PT113
Original, quality late 19th century rosewood truncheon in the standard police issue shape. This super example has colour variation in the grain and is much more slender than normally found. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25".  
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Price: 95.00


Nigerian Police Ebony Truncheon PT112
Original, quality superb heavy ebony police truncheon with the original leather wrist strap and a hallmarked silver presentation plaque. The leather strap is stamped "B.L.G 1959" and the plaque is engraved "Presented to Sir James Robertson. G.C.M.G, GCVO and K.B.E. by The Nigerian Police October 1960". Sir James Robertson was the last Govenor General of Nigeria 1955 to 1960 in office. Complete and in good order, with no knocks or scratches. 16" x 1.25" and strap 8.5" x 0.5". 
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Price: 285.00


Nigerian Police Ebony Truncheon PT112



Ebony Police Truncheon PT109
Ebony Police Truncheon PT109
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue ebony truncheon of a good dark colour with the original leather wrist strap although it does requires re:- stitching. Otherwise all is complete and in good order. 15.75" x 1.5"  
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Price: 75.00


Ebony Police Trucheon PT101
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue ebony truncheon. A good clean example and complete and in good order. 15.75" x 1.5". 
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Price: 75.00


Ebony Police Trucheon PT101



George IV decorated Truncheon  PT99
George IV decorated Truncheon PT99
Original, quality early 19th century decorated boxwood truncheon riddled with worm holes. This example has painted decoration detailing an elephant with a coronet howdah, surrounded by a laurel wreath, all beneath the monogram "G.R" with a large Royal Crown above. Although riddled with worm holes there is no recent evidence of worm activity and we have treated all intensly to make sure, all is complete and in good order otherwise George IV reign 1820 to 1830. 16" x 1.75".  
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Price: 650.00


Painted Mahogany Police Truncheon PT97
Original, quality, late 19th century, turned hardwood police truncheon with a ribbed and shaped hand grip and much of the original black paintwork to the rest, plus a near complete original decoration detailing "V.R." in yellow and red beneath a crown for the reign of Queen Victoria. Complete and in good order. 18" x 1.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Painted Mahogany Police Truncheon   PT97



Ebony Police Truncheon   PT72
Ebony Police Truncheon PT72
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, standard UK Police issue, ebony truncheon. This example is rather dented, but has a super contrasting two colour grain which often is found with ebony, although it is normally near black in colour. Lacking its wrist strap, but otherwise complete and in good order. 15.5" x 1.5".  
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Price: 85.00


Northampton County Asylum Button PT34
Original, quality, 1930's, nickel, uniform button embossed 'Northampton County Asylum' around a Tudor Rose and impressed to the brass plate on the reverse for the manufacturer 'Firmin & Sons Ltd, London' around the eye. An unusual button, complete and in good order. 1" diameter and 0.25" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Northampton County Asylum Button    PT34



Gamekeepers Swingle Stick SS3
Gamekeepers Swingle Stick SS3
Original, quality late 19th century gamekeeper's swingle stick turned in Sycamore. These were said to be used to club poachers or to dispatch (kill) larger game. Has a good detailed grip and separate head with a leather neck between. This leather has been renewed with just the same as the original, and all is now complete and in good order. 15.5" total length, grip 1.25" diam and head 2.25" diam.  
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Price: 265.00

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