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Squirrel Tail Filing Board CP1
Squirrel Tail Filing Board CP1
Original, quality late 19th century unused patent file. This very, very clean example has all the original black japanned paint and backboard in unbelievable condition. The cast iron top mount is embossed "B. Lawrence Staty. Co. New York", "The Squirrel-Tail File", "Patented in France Germany & Austria" and the lower cast iron hole punch is embossed "Patented Sept 9 1890". All is complete and in good and working order.

Backboard 12" x 7.25" x 0.25".

Total 4" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


Boxwood Rolling Ruler D20
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's brass and boxwood rolling ruler with the original brass dividers and fitted mahogany case. This super example is detailed for the maker "W. H. Harling Ltd 117 Moorgate London" and shows little if any signs of use even though the previous owner has scratched a name "R.D.L. Clarke" to the ruler otherwise complete and in good and working order.

Ruler 15" x 2.75".

Box 15.75" x 3.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Boxwood Rolling Ruler D20



Leather Covered Filing Tray FC6
Leather Covered Filing Tray FC6
Original, quality pre-war light tan coloured leather covered desk top filing tray with inset cover. The upper surfaces have tooled gilt inlays and the undersides have the original marbled paper. General scuffs and rubs to the leather but no stains or damage and complete and in good and usable condition. The first we have seen in good order.

10.75" x 8.5" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 115.00


Cast Iron Letter Embosser LE17
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's cast iron letter embosser with the original paintwork and decoration. This example was used for business documents and is fitted with two brass padlocks in a brass locking bar ( with two keys for each ). The two padlocks obviously have different keys and are fitted to ensure it needs two independent key holders to be present before the embosser can be used on legal documents etc. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

The stamp reads "Bartrums Ltd".

5.5" tall x 8" long plus 3" wide.

 
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Price: 230.00


Cast Iron Letter Embosser LE17



Rubber Stamp Rack P46
Rubber Stamp Rack P46
Original, quality 1920's two tier cast iron revolving rubber stamp rack, as used in the office or Post Office for rubber stamps. This example has retained most of its original black with gold dots paintwork but a replacement brass finial has been fitted and all is now complete and in good and working order.

8.5" tall.

4.5" diam base.

6.75" widest.

 
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Price: 75.00


Glass Rolling Ruler, 2 available R51
Original, quality 1920's clear glass tube, acid etched to one side "Use Moncrieffs Inks". This 12" long tube was a rolling ruler used with dip pens to draw horizontal lines. This is the first we have seen and all is complete and in good order.

12" x 0.75" diam.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 65.00


Glass Rolling Ruler, 2 available R51



2 Piece Ceramic Stamp or Envelope Lick SB8
2 Piece Ceramic Stamp or Envelope Lick SB8
Original, quality 1920's two piece white ceramic stamp / envelope lick of large proportions "office size". This clean example is transfer printed to the front to the maker "Terston Series" with a crown and "Made in England" and with the registration number for the year 1929. Complete and in good and working order.

Water tray base 4.5" x 3".

Total 5" long.

2.5" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00

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