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Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75
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


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


Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63



Shop Door Bell   B186
Shop Door Bell B186
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, the spring has been painted black and all is complete and in good and working order. More similar bells may well be available. Bell mouth 2.75" diameter, when mounted 8" tall + 10" front to back.  
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Price: 68.00


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: 165.00


Brass Counter Bell CB71
Original, quality, late 19th century, brass counter bell, with a decorative cast brass base and a replacement twist brass top button. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. This example has acanthus leaf forms comprising the base and a plain brass dome shaped bell, all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 3" tall x 4" diameter of base, bell dome 2.5" diameter.  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Counter Bell   CB71



Brass Counter Bell   CB59
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


Change Machine CM3
Original, quality, late 19th century, mahogany, counter / bar top change machine in superb order. This machine was designed for customers to change sovereigns and half sovereigns into smaller coinage. Insert a sovereign or half sovereign, pull out the brass slide and the equivalent in coins would drop onto the change tray. The eight glass tubes would be filled from the top with the relevent coins- 1 x 2/6d, 2 x 2/=, 1 x 1/2 sovereign, 3x 1/= and 1 x 6d and each pull of the slide would release one of each coin. The top locking cover giving access to the tubes of coins has the coin slots in a brass sheet each marked accordingly and an ivorine plaque detailing the supplier or manufacturer of this machine "L Lumley and Co Ltd, 1 America Square, London EC". The brass plate to the front, with the coin slots for the sovereign and half sovereign is detailed for the patent "Stoddart and Co's Patent, 39 Tollington Park, London N". The underside of the top cover has an original paper label "Directions For Cleaning", which is just legible and the back of the drawer has an original pencilled shop price code for the original supplier "June 5/03, 3/=" "For Sale at 3/= on June 5th 1903".The handle to the front of the drawer is an old replacement and the key to the top cover is a replacement made to suit. This cabinet has been cleaned and all fully overhauled, the mahogany refinished and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Base 14.5" x 8.25", top 14.25" x 4.75", total 12.75" tall. 
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Price: 1,200.00


Change Machine   CM3



Parnall Ceramic Dairy Slab DP190
Parnall Ceramic Dairy Slab DP190
Original, quality late 19th century superb off white coloured ceramic, dairy shop display stand, with a large circular top with a rim on a shaped and fixed plinth. The underside is impressed for the manufacturer "Wedgwood" and the top is transfer decorated with the scales of justice logo and "Parnall and Sons weighing machine, grocers mill and canister manufacturer, 21 and 22 Narrow Wine St, Bristol". Some minor scuffs and stains to the glazing, otherwise complete and in good order. The first of this model we have seen. 16" top diam x 4" tall and 12" base diam. 
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Price: 750.00


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: B x 1, C x 1, 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. 
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Price: 16.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18



Ceramic Butchers Ham Stand HS2
Ceramic Butchers Ham Stand HS2
Original, quality 1920's cream coloured ceramic ham stand as used in hotels, butchers and grocers shops for displaying and serving cold hams. The top is transfer printed with the details for "Smith and Stevenson, Butchers Complete Outfitters, 407 Gallowgate Glasgow". Not a chip or crack in sight and complete and in good order. 7.75" tall and 7.5" diam.  
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Price: 125.00


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


3 Tier Wrought Iron Plant stand PS2



Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7
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


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


Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles TR4
Original, quality pair of pre war decorators, wooden trestles in the old and used white painted finish with the original wrought iron hinges painted black. This good sturdy set has been stencilled, " Jaques" in black, by a previous owner or when used in a shop display. Complete and in good and working order and ideal for shop display or as working trestles. 71" tall closed x 26" wide at base, 14" wide at top 5.5" front to back closed. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles  TR4



Large Silver Witches Ball   WB9
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

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