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Oxo Shop Dispensing Jar, 2 available A96
Oxo Shop Dispensing Jar, 2 available A96
Original, quality circa 1910 / 1920's square clear glass storage jar with cream coloured bakelite screw on lid. The jar is transfer printed to all sides "Oxo" Cubes and the lid has 'oxo' in red upper cased letters impressed and the underside with instructions for use. The underside of the jar is embossed British made. Complete and in good order. Height 7.5" x base 5.75" diam. Lid 4.5" diam and aperture 3.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 75.00


Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75
Original, quality 1930's moulded glass change slope as used on shop counters for the shopkeeper to place the customer,s change on. This example is advertising Player's navy cut cigarettes and detailing "Ask for Player's and look for the lifebuoy trade mark". Three small chips to the lower rim to one side, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 6.75" square and 1.75" tall at the back. 
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Price: 115.00


Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75



Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Original, quality 1920's, Bentwood chair for use by customers in a retail shop. This chair is in the original finish and has embossed detail to the backrail "Agent for the Holdfast brand boots and shoes", "EWP and Co trademark" and with a knotted rope logo. The seat panel is also embosssed with a pattern and the underside has retained the original paper label for the maker of the chair Thonet. A very hard to find advertising chair, complete and in super condition. 35" tall at back, 19" tall to top of seat, 16" wide + 17.5" front to back.  
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Price: 400.00


Shop Door Bell B213
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring and brass peg and bracket made to suit. To be fitted, as the photographs, to the back of the shop door; this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed, and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. When mounted 6.25" tall and 9.5" front to back. Bell mouth 2.75". Other similar bells may be available on request.

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B213



Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B113
Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B113
Original, quality pair of unused 1920's shop window brass pole brackets in the original matt gilt finish. Each backplate has three screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2" tall x 3" wide and 1" front to back. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 36.00


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112
Original, quality pair of unused 1920's shop window brass pole brackets in the original matt gilt finish. Each backplate has four screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.5" tall x 2.5" wide and 0.5" front to back. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112



Shop Display Pint of Milk BJ151
Shop Display Pint of Milk BJ151
Original, quality 1960's United Dairies one pint glass milk bottle painted to the inside with cream and white to form a shop window 'dummy' pint of milk. The original foil cap is still fitted although it does have a slit cut and the bottle is embossed "United Dairies" to the reverse and acid etched in red with the same on the front. Complete and in good order otherwise. 8.5" tall x 3" base diam.  
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Price: 45.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butchers shop, sharpening steel, with a stag horn antler handgrip, a brass safety guard and a brass hanging ring. The smooth iron is impressed for the manufacturer "Taylor eye witness Sheffield". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 17.5" long x 1.25" wide.  
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Price: 85.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31



Horn Handled Butcher's Steel BS30
Horn Handled Butcher's Steel BS30
Original, quality late 19th century butcher's steel with a most unusual decorated cowhorn handle inlaid with dots and circles of bone and all mounted with a nickel ferrule guard and swivel hanging ring to the top. The steel is stamped "Thomas Matthews Cast Steel", and all is complete and in good and working order. 17" total length including ring and 1.5" max diam.  
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Price: 125.00


Brass Counter Bell CB59
Original, quality late 19th Century, large cast brass counter bell. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. The cast pink brass dome is mounted on a shaped central brass column, with a relief decorated cast brass petal shaped base. The externally mounted sprung brass clapper has a cast brass finial, as has the top of the dome bell. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Bell dome 4.25", base 4.75" and 6.5" high. 
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Price: 125.00


Brass Counter Bell   CB59



Electric Coffee Grinder Container CG49
Electric Coffee Grinder Container CG49
Original, quality 1920's/30's steel hopper from a grocers' electric coffee grinder. These were used to catch the coffee after the beans had been ground through the machine. This clean example has retained its original red and black painted finish and is complete and in good and working order. 8.5" tall, 16" long and 6" widest.  
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Price: 115.00


Shoe Shop Display Stand DS7
Original, quality 1920's, shoe shop display stand, with a shaped steel wire, mounted on a circular cast iron base with a brass cover. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Base 2.5" diameter x 12" tall. 
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Price: 34.00


Shoe Shop Display Stand DS7



Shoe Shop Display Stand, several available DS6
Shoe Shop Display Stand, several available DS6
Original, quality 1920's, shoe shop display stand, with a shaped brass wire, mounted on a circular cast iron base with a brass cover. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Bases 2" diameter x 1.25" tall base and total heights 6.75". Price is for each. 
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Price: 23.00


Shoe Shop Display Stand, several available DS5
Original, quality 1920's, shoe shop display stand, with a shaped brass wire, mounted on a circular cast iron base with a brass cover. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Bases 2" diameter x 1.5" tall and total heights 2 x 6.5", 1 x 7" and 1 x 8.75". Several heights available as in picture. Price is for each. 
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Price: 23.00


Shoe Shop Display Stand, several available DS5



Shoe Shop Display Stand DS3
Shoe Shop Display Stand DS3
Original, quality 1920's, shoe shop display stand, with a shaped steel wire, mounted on a copper coloured, brass covered, cast iron base. Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Base 2" square, total 5.75" tall and 3" wide. 
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Price: 23.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass, matching letters each with countersunk screw holes for mounting and originally for shop signs, etc. All has been polished and lacquered and are complete and in good order. Letters available: O x 5, R x 2, T x 1 and U x 2. Each 2.5" x 0.25" front to back. Price is for each. Please state which oneis required if ordering online. 
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Price: 16.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18



Butchers Cleaver MC7
Butchers Cleaver MC7
Original, quality late 19th century steel butchers' meat cleaver with a turned and stained beech handle and a steel ferrule. The blade is impressed for the maker 'I. Jowett' and '2'. All is complete and in good and working order. 14.25" x 4" x 1.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Green Enamel on Brass Letters, 2 available NP273
Original, quality 1920's green enamelled on brass shop sign letters of a good heavy weight and in super condition, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Only those in the pictures are available, if ordering online, please state which ones are required. The 'O' has a large chip to the enamel but otherwise there are minor blemishes to the enamel on some but generally they are complete and in good order. All 8" tall and 3/8" front to back. Price is for each.

 
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Price: 56.00


Green Enamel on Brass Letters, 2 available NP273



3 Tier Wrought Iron Plant stand PS2
3 Tier Wrought Iron Plant stand PS2
Original, quality pre-war three tier wrought iron corner plant stand, in the old paint. A good sturdy display stand. Complete and in good and working order. 29" tall and 32" front to back.  
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Price: 185.00


Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7
Original, quality 1920's, clear glass confectionery shop sweet jar, with a shaped body and a shaped cap with ground glass collars to both for an airtight fit. Some visible wear to the underside and all is complete and in good and working order. A very usable storage / display jar. 13.5" tall and 5" base diam.  
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Price: 85.00


Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7



Brass Coin Detector S259
Brass Coin Detector S259
Original, quality, brass plate, with slots for nine different sized coins patented in 1853. This brass plate was fitted onto the shop counter. Its purpose was to test coins for counterfeits, a coin was placed in the relative slot and if correct in weight and size, it depressed the rocker balance below the slot and fell into the drawer below, faulty coins would not go through the slot or stayed in the slot. The slots on this example, each with its own rocker balance, are marked "Sixpence, Fourpence, Threepence, Half Sovereign. Sovereign, Shilling, Florin, Half Crown and Crown". The brass top plate has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual coin scale / detector, complete and in good and working order. Brass face 6" x 4" and max 1" tall including mechanism.

 
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Price: 300.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign S232
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy enamel advertising sign with white text on Royal blue background in two styles of bold upper cased "Wm Ferguson Gas Fitter and Ironmonger". The sign manufacturer is detailed to the lower right corner "Macfarlane Bros. Glasgow". Damage to much of the outer edge with some metal loss as well as enamel but a surprisingly clean and bright gloss to the enamel. A super and early sign with an unusual subject matter. Complete and in good order. 42" x 30".  
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Price: 565.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign   S232



Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles  TR5
Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles TR5
Original, quality pair of pre war decorators wooden trestles in the old faded cream paintwork with the original wrought iron hinges. A good sturdy pair of trestles ideal for shop display or as working trestles. Complete and in good and working order. 7.5" tall closed, 25" at base 15" at top, 5.5" front to back closed. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 125.00


Large Silver Witches Ball WB9
Original, quality, late 19th century, silver coloured free blown 'witches ball' with a neck and a sheared top, a later wire loop for hanging has been fitted and the original string net is included. This super example has a few blemishes to the mercury mirror interior, some good glass blowing lines, otherwise complete and in good order. We have not seen these in the nets before. 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, 12" diameter. Other similar balls may well be available. 
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Price: 450.00


Large Silver Witches Ball   WB9

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