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Brass Interior Electric Bell Push, 2 matching available
Brass Interior Electric Bell Push, 2 matching available
See our "Bell Pushes & Bell Boards" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality 1920's interior brass electric bell push with a circular brass backplate with a raised decorative mount and a turned ebony central push button. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 3.5" square.

Total 1" front to back.

Price is for each.

 
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Engraved 'Punch Cover' Brass Tray
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Original, quality pre-war engraved rectangular shaped brass drinks tray or wall plaque ? The first we have seen. This superb example has raised sides and a very detailed engraved picture to the floor with every appearance of the artwork for a cover of the weekly Punch magazine. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

13" x 11" x 0.5".

 
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Engraved 'Punch Cover' Brass Tray



Brass Spirit Level with Rulers
Brass Spirit Level with Rulers
See our "Spirit Levels" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality late 19th century unusual ebony and brass spirit level with built in 8" brass ruler. This example, the first we have seen, has a solid brass top plate with a phoenix "trademark", a decorative viewing panel to the bubble and is detailed "Best proven level tube" and "Warranted" an 8" brass ruler is inset to the full length of each side. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

8" x 1.25" x 1" tall.

 
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Pair of Nickel Candle Students Lamps
See our "Candle Lightings" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality pair of late 19th century nickel plated candle student reading lamps with the original reflector top cowls and with working replacement candles. This super pair appear very near unused, have no dents or damage and have the original manufacturer's plates for "A. Barrett & Sons 53 & 64 Piccadilly London W". Great to be a pair and to be complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

16" tall x base 4" diam.

Cowl 3.5" diam of face.

 
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Pair of Nickel Candle Students Lamps



Set of 3 Frosted Glass Electric Light Fittings
Set of 3 Frosted Glass Electric Light Fittings
See our "Lighting" section for current stock of similar items.

Set of three matching original, quality 1920's most unusual electric light fittings with frosted glass cylindrical shades, brass shade holders and frosted glass "Rings of Saturn". These superb lights have been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. Fully overhauled and with replacement brass ceiling roses and lengths of brass chain are included. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The frosted glass rings are replacements made to suit copied from the chipped originals. These are the first we have seen of this model.

Light 10.5" tall x 12" chain plus 2" ceiling rose.

Ring of Saturn 9.5".

Cylinders 4.5" diam.

Price is for the set.

 
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Glazed Bookcase
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Original, quality 1920's light oak bookcase / cabinet with a pair of glazed doors over a low but deeper cupboard with panelled doors. Both the pairs of doors have matching oak knobs and ball catches and the glazed section has three fixed shelves. All is in super condition with a good honey coloured oak and is complete and in good and working order. note: This piece of furniture is all one piece.

62" tall x 36" wide x 16.5" front to back at base.

12.5" front to back at top.

Shelves 9.75" deep.

 
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Glazed Bookcase



Wilcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine
Wilcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine
See our "Sewing Machines" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality late 19th century Wilcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine in the original mahogany carrying case, with the original tin accessory box with a few fittings and needles and the original operating manual. This machine is complete and in good and working order, with much of the original gold lined decoration and gloss to the black paintwork. The working plate has many details of origin and patent dates throughout the world, with the latest UK patent date being 1871. The mahogany case has a brass carry handle to the top, a lockable door to one end with a key and the original finish. The toolbox in tin has a wood grained finish and the operating instructions brochure is near complete, but a little oily. A well above average example of a very pretty machine.

Box 12" x 14" plus 9.5" wide.

Base of machine 12.5" x 8" x 1".

 
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Brass Coin Detector
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".

Max 1" tall including mechanism.

 
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Brass Coin Detector



Decorated Ebony Police Truncheon
Decorated Ebony Police Truncheon
See our "Police Equipment" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality 1920's / 30's ebony truncheon in the standard Police Issue pattern but with a transfer decoration of the Royal Crown over 'GR' in script. This detail could be for the Reign of either King George V or VI. All is complete and in good order and a great looker.

14.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Brass Spirit Level in Zinc Case
See our "Spirit Levels" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality late 19th century superb brass spirit level in the original lacquer with two mahogany finials and a protective slide over cover to the glass bubble window. The rectangular plinth is impressed three time with a previous owners name "B. Woolgar". This level still has its tunnel shaped zinc case with the lid to one end and all is complete and in good and working order.

Level 10" x 1.5" x 2".

Case 10" x 1.5" x 2".

 
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Brass Spirit Level in Zinc Case



"Post No Bills" Curved Enamel Sign
See our "Postboxes, Postage & Enamel Signs" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality 1920's / 30's curved enamel plaque with white text on a bright red background. Each corner has a countersunk screw hole for mounting to the telegraph pole. This example details "GR" with a crown between for the reign of King George V 1912 to 1936. A very clean example with just one area of damage to the enamel on the left hand side, otherwise complete and in good order.

6.75" x 5.25" plus 0.75" front to back at centre.

 
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Huntley and Palmers Chinese Vase Biscuit Tin
See our "Tins, Huntley & Palmers" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality Huntley and Palmers biscuit tin in the form of a Chinese vase. This example was issued in 1928. The lid lifts off from just above the shoulders and the underside is detailed for "Huntley & Palmers Biscuits Reading and London". All is in super condition and complete.

10.25" tall.

3.25" widest.

 
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Huntley and Palmers Chinese Vase Biscuit Tin



Tube Lined Tile, 7 matching available
Tube Lined Tile, 7 matching available
See our "Tiles" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality 19th century tube line decorated glazed ceramic tile in the Art Nouveau style. This pale yellow tile has an embossed design of green leaves and stems with a blue scabies type flower head. One minor chip to four tiles otherwise complete and in good order.

6" x 6" x 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Wrought Iron Spark Guard
See our "Fire Irons, Fenders & Accessories" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality pre-war blacksmith made wrought iron spark guard with a low and wide rectangular shaped front panel with two side supports from front to back. The main panel is decorated with blacksmith made wrought iron leaves and curling branches all within a wrought iron frame, with curled over feet front and back. All is backed with a copper mesh panel. The ironwork has been cleaned and painted black and the copper mesh polished and lacquered to the front only. A very unusual and great looking spark guard. Complete and in good working order.

36" wide x 12.5" front to back.

18" tall including handle

 
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Wrought Iron Spark Guard



5
5" Brass Exterior Electric Bell Push
See our "Bell Pushes & Bell Boards" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality 1920's larger than average brass exterior electric bell push with a sunflower design overall and with three screw holes for mounting. The white ceramic push button to the centre is detailed in black upper cased text "Press". For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. All is in the unpolished patinated green finish, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. A most unusual design.

5" exterior diam.

1" to be recessed for 1.75" deep.

 
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5.75" Exterior Electric Bell Push
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Original, quality 1920's exterior brass circular electric bell push with a central white ceramic button detailed "Press" in upper cased text. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

5.75" diam.

1.5" diam to be recessed 2.25".

 
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5.75



6 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
6 Branch Brass Electric Light Fitting
See our "Lighting" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality very large and heavy six branch cast brass 1920's hanging electric light with replacement card candle look-a-likes fitted to cover the bulb holders. All has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. The arms have acanthus leaf decoration and the main body has a band of laurel leaf and berry forms. The original brass ceiling rose is included as is a length of replacement brass chain. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A superb six branch electric light fitting.

24.5" tall plus 21" chain.

3.5" ceiling rose x 4.5" diam.

30" diam of total.

 
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Burr Walnut Whatnot
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Original, quality superb late 19th century 3 tier burr walnut whatnot, with a drawer to the base and recessed castors within decorated bun feet. The four uprights each have carved acanthus leaf decorations above each tier and the top tier has a superb carved decoration around the rim. All is of outstanding quality and condition and is complete and in good and working order. Not a makers name in sight.

37.5" tall x 26.5" and x 18.25"

 
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Burr Walnut Whatnot



Brass Infilled Wrought Iron Door Key
Brass Infilled Wrought Iron Door Key
See our "Keys & Padlocks" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality 18th or early 19th century wrought iron door key with a brass infilled Georgian Bow Grip. The infill is stamped crudely "Sold Room" to one side and H5 to the other. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1 5/8".

 
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Visitors Exterior Brass Bell Pull
See our "Bell Pulls & Servants Intercom Bells" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality late 19th century cast brass exterior bell pull with a circular dished backplate detailed "Visitors". For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Replacement rear spring and washers have been fitted and all is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 4.5" diam.

Front to back visible 1".

Whole item 5.5" front to back.

4.5" widest.

 
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Visitors Exterior Brass Bell Pull



Brass Desk Lamp
Brass Desk Lamp
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Original, quality 1920's all brass electric reading lamp with the original brass trough shade. This super example has the brass shade mounted with the tapered stem onto a weighted circular plinth. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holder and a three pin plug. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The shade is movable to adjust the throw of the light. All is complete and in good and working order.

Shade 9" x 4.75" x 3".

Total 19" tall x 11.5" wide and base 6" diam.

 
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Pair of Cast Iron Toilet Seat Brackets
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Original, quality pair of late century cast iron brackets, originally to support a toilet seat, but now ideal for shelf brackets or otherwise. The main design has acanthus leaf forms and each bracket is embossed with the registration number for the year 1893 and each has three countersunk screw holes to the backplate for mounting. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

11" tall x 2.75" widest.

13.5" front to back.

 
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Pair of Cast Iron Toilet Seat Brackets



Pair of Oval Brass Photo Frames
Pair of Oval Brass Photo Frames
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Original, quality pair of late 19th century small oval shaped cast brass photograph frames in the original matt gilt finish and with the original very thin and delicate cushioned glass inserts. This superb pair of frames have seen little use and have very fine detail to the wide and deep frames with a ribbon top mount. The reverse has an oval sheet brass backplate screwed in position which can be removed to change the photograph and has a folding easel style backstand stamped "Giroux Paris", there is also a decorative ring to the top for wall hanging. Complete and in good and working order. A super pair of most unusual frames in stunning condition.

Each 4.25" including top mount x 3" x 0.75" front to back.

Visible picture 2.5" x 2".

 
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Brass Coal Vase
Original, quality circa 1900, large brass coal vase with a cast brass lion ring handle to each side and the original circular lid with the original ebony finial grip, all mounted on a circular foot. The sides are segmental shaped as is the lid. The underside has a manufacturer's logo fitted and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A most unusual example.

19.5" tall.

15" wide including lions.

14" top diam of vase.

10" base diam.

 
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Brass Coal Vase



Oval Inlaid Mahogany Tray
Oval Inlaid Mahogany Tray
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Original, quality late 19th century oval mahogany drinks tray with a wavy top gallery, a pair of brass carrying handles and a super detailed inlaid upper surface to include acanthus leaves and flowers and laurel wreath swags, all in a variety of coloured inlays. Good repairs to few areas of damage to the gallery and minor warp to the floor, complete and in good order. A very unusual pattern to the floor.

27" x 17" x 2.5" including handles.

 
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Brass Locomotive Name Plate "Sir Hesketh Bell"
Original, quality large cast brass locomotive name plate issued in 1954 on a 60 Class Garrett steam locomotive number 6002 and supplied to the East African Railways. These were known as 'Governor Class' as each of the locomotives were named after a British Governor of the, then, East African Territories.

This plate was removed from the locomotive in 1969 and sold off in 1970. A fantastic piece of provenance included with this plate are the specification details on original East African Railways headed paper signed by the Chief Mechanical Engineer J. Mimano dated April 1970.

This name plate in cast brass has 6 bolt holes for mounting and the old original red painted background colour and note is very heavy.

Dimensions: 57.5" x 6.75" x 0.75".

 
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Brass Locomotive Name Plate



Brass Loops Photo Frame
Brass Loops Photo Frame
See our "Photograph Frames" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality 1920's square brass photo frame fashioned in looped over brass rod with a circular central panel for the photograph. The reverse in the unpolished old lacquer finish has an easel type back stand which will fold flat for storage and the front is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The inner panel will take a photograph 2.75" diam. An unusual example complete and in good and working order.

5.5" x 5.5" x 1".

 
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Pewter Sandwich Box in Leather Case
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Original, quality late 19th century folding Pewter Sandwich box with a ring pull and the original fitted honey coloured stitched leather case with a carry handle to the top and a stud catch. A most unusual example for most will have straps for fitting to a saddle. The pewter box is impressed to the inside for the maker James Dixon of Sheffield. In superb condition and complete and in good and working order.

Box 6.5" x 3.5" x 1.5".

Total with leather case 7" x 4.5" x 2".

 
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Pewter Sandwich Box in Leather Case



1911 Coronation Horse Brass
1911 Coronation Horse Brass
See our "Horse Brasses" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality cast brass commemorative horse brass detailed "G R 1911" above a pierced crown and below "God Save the King". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4" tall x 3.25" wide.

0.25" front to back.

 
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Kensington Horse and Cart Parade Merit Badge
See our "Horse Brasses" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality horseshoe shaped cast brass merit badge issued for the Kensington Horse and Cart Parade in "1913", and has the lead inset Kensington Borough Coat of Arms and the original leather strap and brass buckle. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. A most unusual brass to find.

3.5" x 2.75".

Total 5.75" long.

 
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Kensington Horse and Cart Parade Merit Badge



Pair of Short Beech Boot Trees
Pair of Short Beech Boot Trees
Original, quality pair of 19th century three piece wooden short boot trees in polished beech. Each tree has a hinged main foot piece, a heel section and a slide in central section to tighter each tree when inside the boot. Each tree has two engraved brass plaques one detailing the original owner "PC Tarbutt Esq" and the other "M. Wildsmith & Sons, makers 17 Jermyn St London SW". Each tree also has its sections marked according to left boot or right boot. A super very usable pair of boot trees, size not indicated but complete and in good and working order.

9.75" tall x 10.5" long.

3.5" widest.

 
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Cast Iron Snail Inkwell
See our "Inkwells & Writing" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality, moulded clear glass 'snail' shaped inkwell, mounted on a cast iron stand in the original bronze coloured finish. The sleigh shaped stand is decorated in relief, with acanthus leaves, has a pen rest to the top at the back and is impressed "Patented 1879". When the inkwell is tilted up, the neck is a flush fit to the back circular plate and when down enough ink is tilted forward for dipping the pen into. An ingenious invention which works very well and is a super find to have both pieces, still intact, barely used and still together.

3.5" tall x 2.5" wide.

5.5" front to back.

 
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Cast Iron Snail Inkwell



Set of 3 Glazed Doulton Stoneware Barrels
Set of 3 Glazed Doulton Stoneware Barrels
See our "Pubs" section for current stock of similar items.

Three matching original, quality, mid to late 19th century, two tone saltglazed stoneware sherry/spirit barrels, with applied Coats of Arms to the front. Each barrel has six simulated bands, a hole to the bottom front for a tap and a hole for filling to the top. Impressed "2" to the top surface and "Doulton and Watts, Lambeth Pottery, London" for the manufacturer. All these barrels are identical, with only a variation in the colour of the glaze. Two are perfect and the other has a little crazing to the front and to the applied Coat of Arms, although nothing is missing. A great set of barrels, sold together.

Each barrel is 12.5" tall.

10" widest.

8" base diameter.

8.5" top diameter.

Price is for the set of three.

 
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Slater of Newark Brass Salmon Reel
See our "Fishing Tackle" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality late 19th century, 5" brass salmon fishing reel in the original unpolished finish. This superb example is in exceptional near mint condition with the maker's name stamped to the front and a permanent ratchet. The cowhorn knob has a couple of mice nibbles and the rod mount plate has been trimmed to 3" long, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order and a very smooth runner.

5" diam of plates.

2" body width plus knob 1".

 
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Slater of Newark Brass Salmon Reel



Set of 4 Beech and Elm Slat Back Chairs
Set of 4 Beech and Elm Slat Back Chairs
See our "Furniture" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality set of four matching late 19th century beech and elm slat back dining chairs with turned legs and stretchers in beech and seats in elm. These four matching chairs, in the original finish, have spent their life together from new and are in super condition and complete.

35" tall at back x 18" tall at seat front.

Feet on ground 17.5" front to back.

17" side to side.

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of Asbestos Smoothing Irons
See our "Laundry & Flat Irons" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality, set of four asbestos irons, with one cover with handle, three different shaped clip on cast iron bodies, one steel trivet and most of the original wooden crate, with a good detailed label showing this set of irons. The top of the steel cover is stamped "Patent May 22nd 1900" and each of the bodies are embossed "Asbestos Sad Iron". The crate is complete apart from the slide on lid. All appear complete, apart from originally having a sheet of asbestos been fitted inside the top of the clip on cover, this has been removed in the past. All has been cleaned and lacquered, with the black paint to the handle and locking mechanism original. A good find with the crate too and label.

Crate 7.5" x 6.5" plus 3" tall.

Longest iron body 6.75" x 2.5" plus 1.75" tall.

Price is for the set.

 
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Set of Asbestos Smoothing Irons



Otto Gas Iron
Otto Gas Iron
See our "Laundry & Flat Irons" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality late 19th century elliptical shaped cast iron laundry gas iron with a 'D' shaped wooden handle with a tin heat shield beneath and the brass gas joint to the reverse. The heat shield is embossed "OTTO" for the maker. All has been cleaned and lacquered, appears complete and is in super condition.

Sole 7" x 3.5".

Total 6.5" tall x 7" x 4.5".

 
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Colemans Petrol Iron
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Original, quality 1920's / 30's cast iron smoothing iron fired by Petrol. This example has a pale blue enamelled body with a cast iron sole, turned wooden handle and a spherical brass petrol tank. The brass maker's label details "Coleman Lamp & Stove Comp, Wichita, Kansas USA, Chicago Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Toronto". All has been cleaned, the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and apart from a chip to the wooden grip all is complete and in good order.

Sole 7.75" x 3.75".

Total 10.5" x 3.75".

7" tall.

 
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Colemans Petrol Iron



Antler Handled Steel Billhook
Antler Handled Steel Billhook
See our "Gardening" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality mid to late 19th century small hand billhook with a steel blade and a staghorn grip. This superb example has a very sharp edge to the blade, a hook to the tip and a sharp straight edge to the back. The blade is impressed "? Hill Northampton" for the maker and all is complete and in good order, very sharp and very dangerous if not treated with caution.

Total length 12.75".

Blade only 6.5" x 2.5".

Handle 6" x 1.25" x 1".

 
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Robert Wells Rumber Bell
See our "Bells" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century huge cast brass Rumbler or Crotal Bell, impressed with "28" for the size and "R.W" for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne, Wiltshire. A magnificent bell with a super colour and sound and in great condition. The best we have seen.

4.75" diam.

5.5" tall including loop.

 
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Robert Wells Rumber Bell



Galvanised Feed Bin
Galvanised Feed Bin
Original, quality late 19th century circular galvanised feed bin with good rivetted seams and a hinged ¾ lid to the top with a hasp and two side handles for lifting. All is in good order and will hold water if required.

28" tall x 21.5" diam.

27.5" wide including side handles.

 
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Guinness Employees Roll Served 1914 to 1918
Original, quality leather bound and boxed "Roll of employees who served in His Majesty Naval, Military & Air Forces 1914 - 1918" and "Issued by Arthur Guinness & Son & Co Ltd Dublin" in December 1920. This book details the above in 42 pages listing each employee from the Board of Directors through to all the departments including those killed or survived. This fantastic document with gold leaf decoration to the cover the box and each page thoughout is in wounderful condition, as good as it was when issued bar the box having the corners very slightly scuffed.

Box 9.25" x 7.75" x 1.25".

 
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Guinness Employees Roll Served 1914 to 1918



Bass Advertising Mirror
Bass Advertising Mirror
See our "Mirrors" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality 1920's / 30's most unusual bar back advertising mirror for "Bass" Ales. This example has an oval bevelled mirror to the centre with a decorative hammered finish copper frame in the form of an old manuscript and mounted with an easel backstand. The mirror is detailed "Bass in Bottle" with the red triangle "trade mark". The copper frame is embossed to the top with swags "By Appointment Brewers to the King" and to the bottom "Bass". The reverse has a tin backing and an unpolished copper easel backstand. Impressed for the maker "W. Davis & Son Birmingham". Some blemishes to the left and right hand edges of the mirror and some old bends to the easel backstand. Nevertheless, all is complete and in good and working order otherwise.

13" x 11.5".

1.75" front to back folded down.

5.5" front to back when up.

 
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Huge Brass Wine Vat Tap
Original, quality early to mid 19th century huge bronze / brass tap in the original unpolished patina. This super example was originally from a huge wine vat or water tank and is complete and in good order .

7.5" tall.

8.5" long.

2.25" wide.

Spout diam 1.5".

 
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Huge Brass Wine Vat Tap



Cranberry Tinted Glass Oil Lamp Shade
Cranberry Tinted Glass Oil Lamp Shade
See our "Lamp Shades & Oil Lamps" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality late 19th century cranberry tinted oil lamp shade. This example has an inverted top body section with a flared out and frilly top. The body has a deep cranberry colour to the upper section fading to clear at the lower half and an overall etched design of acanthus swags and flowers. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. All is perfect with not a blemish in sight.

9.25" tall x 8" widest.

Lower aperture 4".

 
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Holcroft Cast Iron Bootscraper
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Original, quality late 19th century cast iron bootscraper with a shaft for pushing in the soil or mounting in stonework, and a 'Lyre' shaped scraper top mount. The shaft is impressed for the manufacturer "T. Holcroft and Sons of Wolverhampton" and '4505' for the model. It is rare to find these bootscrapers of this style in good order for they are rarely complete. This one is complete and in good and working order and has been cleaned and repainted black.

19" x 8.25".

0.75" front to back.

 
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Holcroft Cast Iron Bootscraper



Maundrell of Calne Brass Nameplate
Maundrell of Calne Brass Nameplate
See our "Nameplate, House Numbers & Other Plaques" section for current stock of similar items.

Original, quality circa 1900, heavy cast brass maker's plate, embossed "E W Maundrell Agent Calne" (Wiltshire). This unusual example has been polished to the text and border and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and has four bolt holes for mounting. Maundrells was an iron foundry in Calne Wiltshire. Complete and in good order.

7.75" x 3.25".

 
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3 Branch Copper Arts and Crafts Electric Light Fitting
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Original, quality 1920's all copper Art and Crafts three branch pendant light fitting. This super example has a cut out bowl and press beaten copper supports and arms with suspended bulb holders and the original matching copper ceiling rose. A length of new brass chain and a new replacement brass ceiling rose is included. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex and new brass UK bulb holders. 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. The shades are not included in the price, but may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code: S297.

14" tall x 18" diam excluding shades.

9" chain.

Ceiling rose 2" x 4.5" diam.

 
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3 Branch Copper Arts and Crafts Electric Light Fitting



Milliners Hat Block
Milliners Hat Block
Original, quality late 19th century milliner's hat block in two sections with the head block turned in sycamore and the pedestal in elm. Both the woods have super grain and colour. Refinished and complete and in good and working order. A super example.

10.5" tall.

7.5" x 5.5".

 
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Set of 5 Robert Wells Bells
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Original, quality set of five matching 18th or early 19th century Robert Wells bells in the old patinated finish fitted with wrought iron rings and circular wooden mounts in the old paintwork. We have not seen the likeness to these fitting before, although we a very familiar will Robert Wells bells from the bell foundry in Aldbourne Wiltshire. Four of these bells are embossed 'RW' to the interior for the bell founder and four are marked with the sizes, 2 x No 12s, 1 x 13 and 1 x 14 and the unmarked size looks probably to be No 11 and the one without RW is a No 12. These are sold as a set of five.

The wooden mounts vary from 4.50" to 5" diam.

The bell mouths vary from 3.75" to 4.25" diam.

Total height including ring approx 7".

 
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Set of 5 Robert Wells Bells