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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


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


Pair of Wrought Iron Handcuffs with Key HC21



Hiatt Leading Handcuff   HC15
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 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


Hiatt Leading Handcuff   HC12



Police Cells Electric Indicator Board IB302
Police Cells Electric Indicator Board IB302
Original, quality small 1920's electric indicator board in a teak cabinet with two windows on a black glazed panel with red and white indicator flags. 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 is detailed for "Cells 1 and 2" and "Gents of Leicester" for the maker. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 8" x 5.5" x 2.25" front to back.  
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Price: 156.00


Long Oak Police Truncheon PT146
Original, quality 1920's / 30's extra long Police truncheon in a honey coloured oak. This example of an unusual size has a good finish, the remains of the original leather wrist strap, no makers marks, but in super condition nevertheless. 24" x 1.5" and strap 10.5".

 
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Price: 165.00


Long Oak Police Truncheon PT146



Ebony / Rosewood Police Truncheon PT145
Ebony / Rosewood Police Truncheon PT145
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in probably ebony, but it could be rosewood for it has super graining and colour. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT144
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5". 
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Price: 85.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT144



Ebony Police Truncheon PT143
Ebony Police Truncheon PT143
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony with the original leather wrist strap. Complete and in good order. Truncheon 15" x 1.5" and strap 9". 
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Price: 95.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT140
Original, quality 1920's standard UK police issued truncheon turned in ebony with the original leather wrist strap. The truncheon is in super order, although the strap is a little dry. Complete and in good order. Truncheon 15" x 1.5" and strap 8.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT140



Hiatt Police Truncheon PT138
Hiatt Police Truncheon PT138
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in mahogany with the original leather wrist strap. Stamped 'Hiatt' for the manufacturer / supplier of police equipment and other security organisations. This example is unusual in mahogany. Complete and in good order. 15.5" x 1.25" and wrist strap 10".

 
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Price: 85.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT137
Original, quality late 19th century police truncheon turned in boxwood and now with a delightful curve, a variable colour and an old homemade leather strap. Complete and in good order. 13.5" X 1.5" and strap 7".

 
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Price: 135.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT137



Berkshire Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT136
Berkshire Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT136
Original, quality First World War ebony police truncheon with gold painted detail for "Berks Special Constable", 'Berks' being for Berkshire. This example has retained the leather wrist strap and all is complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5" and strap 9".

 
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Price: 185.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue shaped truncheon but unusually turned in boxwood, a heavy light coloured wood. This example in a super colour is complete and in good order with a slight curve. 16.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 125.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132



Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Original, quality 1920's truncheon in the standard police issue pattern but unusually turned in a light coloured fruitwood. This example is stamped '38' and has retained the original leather wrist strap. Complete and in good order. 15.5" long x 1.25" and strap 9". 
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Price: 115.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126
Original, quality 1920's fruitwood coloured turned hardwood truncheon of the standard police issue shape stamped "Liverpool Police". In super condition and complete. 15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126



Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in ebony. This example is stamped "C.P." beneath a crown to the top area and does have an interesting variation to the colour to the top. Some minor splits but complete and in good order. 15" long and 1.25" widest.

 
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Price: 115.00


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


Long Light Oak Truncheon PT117



Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
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: 95.00


Rosewood Police Truncheon 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


Rosewood Police Truncheon PT113



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


Metropolitan Police Whistle W44
Original, quality 1920's nickel police whistle detailed "The Metropolitan Patent, 'Metropolitan Police', J Hudson and Co, 13 Barr Street, Hockley Birmingham" and stamped with the police number "17977". Polished and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" long x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Metropolitan Police Whistle W44



1940 Whistle W43
1940 Whistle W43
Original, quality Second World War nickel whistle of the police issue shape, detailed '1940' and for the manufacturer J Hudson and Co Birmingham. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


1938 Whistle W42
Original, quality Second World War nickel whistle of the police issue shape, detailed '1938' and for the manufacturer J Hudson and Co, Barr Street, Hockley Birmingham. The ring is stamped '433' for the previous owner. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


1938 Whistle W42



Berkshire Constabulary W41
Berkshire Constabulary W41
Original, quality nickel police whistle manufactured by "J. Hudson & Co 244 Barr Street Birmingham". This example is impressed "The Metropolitan Patent" and "Berkshire Constabulary", and the top is detailed with the patent number for the year 1908. This whistle has retained the original chain with the collar button hole hook for easy access. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. This is the first Berkshire Constabulary whistle we have had to date. Whistle 3.25" x 0.75". Chain and hook 16.5".

 
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Price: 75.00

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