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Meckumfat Card Advert A97
Meckumfat Card Advert A97
Original, quality 1920's / 30's unused shop card advertisement with a string hanging loop to the top and a superb full coloured printed picture of all manner of farmyard birds and detailing "Meckumfat prepared from Sussex Ground oats and proved to be the best for making Poultry plump". In mint condition bar a few very minor scratches and rubs. 14.5" x 18.75". 
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Price: 230.00


God Speed The Plough Mug AT46
Original, quality 1920's ceramic mug with a side handle and transfer decoration in colour to one side of a farmyard scene, an assortment of farming tools and implements and detailed "God Speed The Plough" and to the other side "Industry Produceth Wealth" and a rhyme to the farmer. The underside is detailed "Farmers Arms" and "B&L England" for the manufacturer. Complete and in good and working order. 4.25" tall, 4" diam and 5.5" wide including handle. 
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Price: 38.00


God Speed The Plough Mug AT46



Wrought Iron Implement AT43
Wrought Iron Implement AT43
Original, quality 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron implement/instrument of an unknown purpose. This well made item has shaped prongs with softball tips, and the mounting spike is chiselled for mounting in lead? or wooden shaft. Has been cleaned and lacquered and is in good order. 11.5" x 6.5" x 0.75". 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of PigsKin Gaiters B4
Pair of original, 1920's men's gamekeepers type of brown pigskin leather gaiters with the original leather thong laces. These good sized gaiters with the laces are complete and in good and usable condition. 12" tall at the back. 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of PigsKin Gaiters B4



Police Alarm / Bird Scarer BS7
Police Alarm / Bird Scarer BS7
Original, quality late 19th century bird scarer or policeman's alarm. This example is made in stained beech with a replacement splat in ash. All is now complete and in good and working order. Body 10.5" x 4.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 85.00


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: 115.00


Police Alarm / Birdscarer BS6



Lignum Vitae Chog C15
Lignum Vitae Chog C15
Original, quality, late 19th century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning. 3.5" tall and 3.25" wide approx. Price is for each. Please state which is required when ordering on-line. 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog 2 available C14
Original, quality, late 19th Century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning. 3.5" tall and 3.25" wide approx. Price is for each. Please state which is required when ordering on-line. 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog 2 available C14



Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available C13
Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available C13
Original, quality, late 19th Century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning. 3.5" tall and 3.25" diameter. Price is for each. Please state which is required when ordering on-line. 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog C10
Original, quality, late 19th century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning. 3.5" tall and 3.25" diameter. 
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Price: 56.00


Lignum Vitae Chog C10



Large Galvanised Water Tank G11
Large Galvanised Water Tank G11
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped deep, rivetted galvanised water tank, ideal for a water butt or garden planter. This good sturdy and well preserved tank has three drilled holes to one side and one to the other, all previously for water feed etc, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 23" tall and 36" x 24". 
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Price: 156.00


Galvanised Feed Bin G10
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 and 27.5" wide including side handles. 
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Price: 165.00


Galvanised Feed Bin G10



Wrought Iron Gate G6
Wrought Iron Gate G6
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron garden gate with eyes to hang on gate pins and the original working latch. The end bars each have curled in top decoration and spear heads to each of the nine inner rails. The lower half of the gate has had alterations and some welding, but otherwise all was originally forge worked by the blacksmith. All is in old black gloss paint and would benefit with a clean and repaint. A good heavy gate, generally in good order and complete. 50.5" tall and 39.5" wide including eyes and latch 3". 
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Price: 300.00


Parkes Trenching Spade GH129
Original, quality 1920's unused steel shield shaped trenching spade on the original long ash shaft. The spade is impressed to the face "Parkes" and "All Steel Wheel Brand". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. Total length 63.5" x 10.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 115.00


Parkes Trenching Spade GH129



Elwell Slasher GH87
Elwell Slasher GH87
Original, quality, pre-war, wrought iron hedging slasher, with the original hickory shaft. The blade is impressed "Elwell 4138-10" for the manufacturer and is fitted to the shaft with three rivets. All is in superb condition, complete and in good and working order. 45.5" x 2" x 1.25". 
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Price: 45.00


Elwell Bean Hook GH65
Original, quality, 1920's, long steel bladed sickle with the original turned beech handle and steel ferule. The ferule is stamped 'Elwell' for the manufacturer and the blade 'Elwell 4018'. All is in super condition and is complete and in good and working order. 21.5" blade x 1.5" wide.  
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Price: 45.00


Elwell Bean Hook GH65



Broadheath Brass Waggon Hub Cover   HC4
Broadheath Brass Waggon Hub Cover HC4
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass hub cap from the axle of a horse drawn waggon or cart. This example is impressed to the top "J. Clarke Builder Broadheath" for the waggon maker. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 2.75" tall x 3.5" widest.  
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Price: 56.00


Flow Blue and White Ceramic Platter P87
Original, quality mid to late 19th century large oval ceramic meat platter in a "flow blue" colour on white. This super example has a design of cameos around the wide rim, each alternating one bird panel and one floral and the centre has a picture of a large "Highland Cattle Bull". The detail is a little blurred due to the "flow blue" effect, but all is perfect with no chips, cracks or blemishes otherwise. The underside has a manufacturers logo, also difficult to read (see picture). Complete and in good order. 19.25" x 16" x 2". 
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Price: 300.00


Flow Blue and White Ceramic Platter P87



Sheep Clucket Bell on Yoke S14
Sheep Clucket Bell on Yoke S14
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron 'Clucket' bell on the original Yew wood Yoke. These Yokes were fashioned by the Shepherd and were worn by sheep when grazing, a distinctive, recognisable sound in the mist etc.. Some minor repairs to the wood, replacement leathers made to suit and the bell has been cleaned and lacquered. All is complete and in good and working order. Total length 14". Yoke 8" x 3.75"x 1.25. Bell 5.5" x 5" x 3". 
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Price: 156.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S11
Original, quality late 19th century smaller than average double sprung cast steel sheep shears. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 10.75" x 3.25" open x 1" front to back. 
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Price: 45.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S11



Ward No 110 Sheep Shears S10
Ward No 110 Sheep Shears S10
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel double sprung sheep shears with the maker's mark detailing "Ward Sheffield No 110" to each blade. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 14" x 3.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 56.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S9
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel double sprung sheep shears with a slot and wing nut adjustment system. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 13" x 3.75" open and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S9



Cranked Sheep Shears S8
Cranked Sheep Shears S8
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel cranked sheep shears in very, very clean condition. Ideal for topiary work. Each blade is impressed for the manufacturer 'Ward of Sheffield' and "No 30". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 12.75" x 4" and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 45.00


Cast Steel Sheep Shears S7
Original, quality 1920's smaller than average cast steel sheep shears, stamped "Grasshopper 155 Made in England". Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 10" x 3" closed x 1" front to back. 
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Price: 38.00


Cast Steel Sheep Shears S7



Ward No 33  Sheep Shears S6
Ward No 33 ½ Sheep Shears S6
Original, quality late 19th century near unused pair of cast steel sheep shears, of a standard design but very very clean. Both blades are impressed 'Cast Steel' and "WRP Ward Sheffield No 33 ½". Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 13.25" x 5.5" open and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 36.00


Pair of Sheep Shears S5
Pair of original, quality 1920's / 30's, cast iron and steel sheep shears with turned applewood handles and stamped to the wrought iron stem for the manufacturer "Burman and Sons Ltd" , "War Time Finish" and "Made in England". The metalwork has been cleaned and lacquered and the grips polished. All is complete and in good and working order. 10.5" long, 4.5" widest 1.5" front to back.  
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Sheep Shears S5



1902 Stone Slab SS77
1902 Stone Slab SS77
Original, quality sandstone block carved "1902" to the centre and with a recessed square border. This example is missing the top right hand corner but is complete and in good order otherwise and the '1902' is very clean. 25" x 18" x 3.5" front to back. 
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Price: 150.00


Round Baed Staddle Stone, several available SST2
Original quality, 19th century or older, two piece staddle stone in Bath stone. A good selection is normally available in stock, nicely coloured and weathered and most with lichen and mosses to the top and some sides. These two piece stones were originally used to support timber built corn store buildings, to keep air circulating beneath and hence the damp out and the 'lid' would keep out rats and mice etc. These buildings would always have lift-off steps which were hooked up on the side wall when not in use, hence no access for vermin. The stones vary in size but generally are 26" to 30" tall, 18" to 22" wide cap, 16" to 20" wide at foot of base. All are complete and in good order and separate pictures of particular stones can be forwarded if required. Price is for each two piece staddle stone. 
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Price: 350.00


Round Baed Staddle Stone, several available SST2



Ransome Tractor Spanner T119
Ransome Tractor Spanner T119
Original, quality 1920's double ended wrought iron spanner embossed to one side for "Ransomes" the farm machinery and Tractor manufacturer. The other side has a code number 689 or similar?. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 11.75" x 3". 
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Price: 56.00


Ransomes Tractor Spanner, 2 available T118
Original, quality 1920's double ended wrought iron spanner embossed to one side for "Ransomes" the farm machinery and Tractor manufacturer. The other side has a code number 689 or similar?. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 10.5" x 2.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Ransomes Tractor Spanner, 2 available T118



Lister Spanner T107
Lister Spanner T107
Original, quality pre-war double ended forged steel spanner with provision for 5/8" and 9/16" nuts, embossed to the shaft "Lister England". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 11" x 2.25" x 0.5".  
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Price: 36.00


Nicholsons Spanner T106
Original, quality pre-war double ended forged steel spanner. This example is embossed "Nicholsons " to one side and "6707" to the other. Cleaned and lacquered with some minor pitting, otherwise complete and in good and working order. 12.75" x 2.25" x 0.75".  
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Price: 56.00


Nicholsons  Spanner T106



Fordson Tractor Spanner 3 available T103
Fordson Tractor Spanner 3 available T103
Original, quality pre-war forged steel spanner for a hexagonal nut 2.25" wide. The shaft is embossed "Fordson" and "N-17029". Some minor pitting, cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 10" x 3.5" x 0.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 38.00


Reed Sickle T92
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, thick bladed blacksmith made wrought iron sickle on a good long ash shaft. All in super condition and appears un-used. The iron is stamped "Brades Co" and all has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 48" x 11" and 1".  
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Price: 156.00


Reed Sickle T92



Small Cast Iron Water Trough T33
Small Cast Iron Water Trough T33
Original, quality late 19th century very small ovoid shaped cast iron water / feed trough. This super example has two shaped sections, feet to the underside, rolled over top rims and the remains of a galvanised coating to the underside. A most unusual trough, ideal for domestic animal feeding and complete and in good and working order. 30.5" x 9.5" x 3.75" tall. 
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Price: 156.00


3ft Galvanised Feed Trough T31
Original, quality pre-war short galvanised feed trough probably for sheep. One small hole drilled for drainage and now ideal for planting or could be plugged and used as a feeder / water trough. Otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 36" long x base 16". 7.5" tall and 6" deep interior. 
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Price: 85.00


3ft Galvanised Feed Trough T31



Cast Iron Trough T15
Cast Iron Trough T15
Original, quality late 19th century long and narrow cast iron animal feed or water trough, with wrought iron curved bar over the top to prevent livestock spoiling the feed by walking in it. A good clean usable example but could be drilled for drainage for use as a planter. Complete and in good and working order. 50" x 13" and 9" tall.  
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Price: 185.00


Cast Iron Feeder / Water Trough T14
Original, quality late 19th century, rectangular shaped water / feed trough with tapered sides. All in the original weathered finish, with some lichen covering. Will hold water and is complete and in good order. 13.5" tall and top 25" x 19" and base 20" x 13". 
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Price: 185.00


Cast Iron Feeder / Water Trough T14

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