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Wantage & Abingdon Milk Bottle BJ215
Wantage & Abingdon Milk Bottle BJ215
Original, quality post-war clear glass one pint milk bottle with etched detail for the milk producer and with an old press in cardboard lid. The front of the bottle is detailed "Smith Bros", "Wantage & Abingdon", "Argyle Dairy" and "Elms Farm Dairy". Some rubbing otherwise complete and in good order.

8.5" tall.

3" base diam.

 
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Price: 23.00


Ratcliff Dairy Milk Bottle BJ202
Original, quality post-war one pint size clean glass milk bottle with a push in clean card lid detailing "Drink more Milk" and "enjoy good Health". The face of this bottle is detailed in green for "Ratcliff's Dairy Wash Common" phone Newbury 795. A very clean example, looks unused. Complete and in good order.

8.5" tall x 3" diam base.

 
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Price: 23.00


Ratcliff Dairy Milk Bottle BJ202



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS44
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS44
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter stamp with a good carved detail to the front of a "Star" design within a border. A replacement handle has been turned to suit copied from an original in beech and all is in superb condition with no signs of worm.

3.25" diam stamp.

4.75" total height.

 
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Price: 85.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS43
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter stamp with a good carved detail to the front of a flower head with leaves. A replacement handle has been turned to suit copied from an original in beech. The stamp shows serious worm damage but it now has been well treated with a worm killer. Otherwise all is complete and in good order.

4" diam stamp.

5" total height.

 
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Price: 156.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS43



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS42
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS42
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter stamp with a good carved detail to the front of a "Thistle" flower head with leaves. A replacement handle has been turned to suit copied from an original in beech. The stamp shows serious worm damage but it now has been well treated with a worm killer. Otherwise all is complete and in good order.

3.75" diam stamp.

Total height 5".

 
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Price: 156.00


Cow Sycamore Butter Stamp BS41
Original, quality late 19th century carved sycamore butter print of a circular form with a screw out shaped handle at the rear. Some worn holes but well treated and have no signs of activity. This example has a good deep carved detail of a cow but it has suffered some damage, it has been in half and is now glued together but still usable if required. A good example in its day.

4.25" diam.

1.25" front to back plus 3.5" handle.

 
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Price: 145.00


Cow Sycamore Butter Stamp BS41



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS40
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS40
Original, quality late 19th century dark stained sycamore butter stamp with a long shaped handle to the reverse and a deep carved "Stook of Corn design to the circular face. One short grain split to the side otherwise complete and in good order with no other splits or worm damage. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

5" tall.

3.5" diam of front.

 
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Price: 125.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butter stamp carved in sycamore with a replacement handle in beech copied from an original. The design to the stamp details three vertical ears of wheat within a chip carved border. Complete and in superb order.

Stamp 3.75" diam.

Total 5" tall.

 
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Price: 125.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS31



Bishop Stonier Cheese Dish CD29
Bishop Stonier Cheese Dish CD29
Original, quality late 19th century wedge shaped ceramic cheese dish and cover manufactured by Bishop Stonier of Staffordshire. Both pieces are detailed with their trade mark. The underside of the base has the registration number for the year 1886 and the pattern title "Cyprus". One small chip to the underside of the base to the front point, otherwise all is in super condition and complete and without stains.

Total 7.75" tall.

10.25" wide.

10.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 115.00


Blue and White Dairy Maids Cheese Dish and Cover CD27
Original, quality late 19th century superb wedge shaped cheese dish with a highly decorated cover with a handle to the top. The cover is transfer printed to the inside with the registration number for the year 1899 and the exterior is detailed to each side with a different scene in Blue transfer print. The top shows dairy maids milking a cow in the pasture; one side has a maid working the cheese press and the other side dairy maids pouring milk into the setting pan. The front and back both have floral designs. No cracks or chips but some stains to the floor of the tray dish, otherwise in superb condition. A most unusual cheese dish. In good usable condition.

Base 10.5" x 8" x 0.75".

Total 7" tall.

 
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Price: 450.00


Blue and White Dairy Maids Cheese Dish and Cover CD27



Horseshoe Shaped Cheese Dish CD12
Horseshoe Shaped Cheese Dish CD12
Original, quality 1920's, large horseshoe shaped ceramic cheese dish with cover. This example appears unused for there are no fat stains and all is in mint condition with just a short faint hairline crack to the top back panel of the lid. A plain off white colour with bands of decoration in relief and gold lining. Complete and in good order.

Base 11" x 9.5".

Total 5" tall.

 
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Price: 34.00


Large Copper Guernsey Milk Jug DP278
Original, quality 1920's large all copper "Guernsey" milk jug of the bellied type. This super example has all the regular side seams both vertical and horizontal, a strap handle to the side and another to the circular lid and good tinning to the interior. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

11" tall x 8" diam.

10" wide including side handle.

 
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Price: 115.00


Large Copper Guernsey Milk Jug DP278



Hartwells Butter Box DP276
Hartwells Butter Box DP276
Original, quality strong square cardboard box used for despatching butter from a dairy via road or rail circa 1900, the top detailed "Dominion Dairy Co Ltd, Hartwells Spring Butter Aylesbury Bucks". The four sides of the lid are also detailed with the contents and safety instructions. Rubbing to the edges, remains of a torn label and one rivet detached, otherwise complete and in good order.

15" x 12" x 5".

 
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Price: 78.00


Beech Dairy Bowl DP275
Original, quality mid 19th century dairy bowl turned in beech and probably continental. This super example has a good weight, some good old repairs, great colour and a mass of old worm holes with no signs of activity. The base has a piece of brown felt for table protection and all is now complete and in good order.

16.5" x 17.5" x 4.5" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


Beech Dairy Bowl DP275



Oval Steel Dairy Can DP274
Oval Steel Dairy Can DP274
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped steel dairy can with brass fittings. This clean example has no dairy or makers' names in sight. These were used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering door to door, straight from the churn. This can has the standard brass wire swing handle, and large brass mounts to the hinge of the lid. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

8.5" tall x 8" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 195.00


Pint Dairy Measure / Bottle Filler DP273
Original, quality 1920's one pint steel dairy measure / bottle filler. This unusual example is stamped pint to the side and "GR" for the customs and excise and has "For Bottle Filling Only". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

8.5" tall.

4" front to back.

Body 4.5" x 3.25".

6" wide.

 
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Price: 68.00


Pint Dairy Measure / Bottle Filler DP273



Oval Steel Dairy Can DP272
Oval Steel Dairy Can DP272
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped steel dairy can with brass fittings. This clean example is impressed to the top of the lid "G. Cartwright Bury Park Dairy" and to the front "Dunstable Rd" and "Dairy Outfit Co Ltd Maker Kings & London". All has been cleaned and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

6" tall x 4.75" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 165.00


Lister Oval Steel Dairy Can DP271
Original, quality late 19th century oval steel three pint dairy can with brass fittings, a brass swing over handle, brass hinge plate to the lid and a brass wire loop for fittings the can to the rack on a milk delivery churn, pram or float. These cans are used when delivering door to door, straight from the churn. The front is impressed '3 pint' and "Lister" for the maker, a very clean example cleaned and lacquered with the brass fittings, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

Body 7" tall x 6" x 4.5" front to back.

Total with handle up 11" tall.

 
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Price: 165.00


Lister Oval Steel Dairy Can DP271



Large Lister Dairy Can DP270
Large Lister Dairy Can DP270
Original, quality 1920's huge oval shaped steel dairy can with a hinged lid to the top, a swing wrought iron handle over the top and an oval brass makers' plate to the front detailing "Dursley Lister made in England". The hinge to the lid has a brass mount as has the front of the lid. A real belter of a dairy can but suffering from some small rust holes to the front and base, otherwise complete and in good order.

Can 13" tall x 11.5" wide.

9.5" front to back.

18" with handle up.

 
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Price: 285.00


Maypole Dairy Butter / Lard Tub DP269
Original, quality late 19th century two tone glazed stoneware Lard Tub with a strap handle to the rear, impressed "4lb" beneath and transfer printed to the front "Maypole Dairy Co." with an illustration of children dancing around the Maypole. All is complete and in good order.

6.25" tall x 7" top diam.

9" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 185.00


Maypole Dairy Butter / Lard Tub DP269



Oval Steel Dairy Can DP268
Oval Steel Dairy Can DP268
Original quality, late 19th century, oval steel dairy can as used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering from door to door, straight from the churn. This example has the standard brass wire loop swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the back and large brass mounts to the hinge of the lid. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

6" tall x 5.25" wide.

4" front to back.

 
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Price: 165.00


Pack of 10 Unused Milk Bottle Tops, 2 packs available DP263
Original quality, ten unused identical circular card post-war milk bottle insert tops detailed in blue "Drink More Milk" and "enjoy good health". Complete and in good order.

Each top 1 5/8" diam.

Price is for pack of 10

 
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Price: 23.00


Pack of 10 Unused Milk Bottle Tops, 2 packs available DP263



Mini Brass Dairy Pail DP262
Mini Brass Dairy Pail DP262
Original, quality pre-war miniature brass dairy pail, probably used as a spill vase. This example has a tapered body, a brass wire swing handle and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

Body 3" tall x 2 3/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 36.00


Set of 3 Steel & Brass Dairy Measures DP261
Original, quality set of three 1920's unused, matching steel dairy measures with tapered brass strap handles with hooked tops for hanging in the milk churn or milk delivery pram. The steel bodies are marked with the customs lead seal stamped "GR" for the Reign of King George V, "28" and "LCC" for The London County Council. Each one is stamped for its size "pint", "½ pint" and "Gill" and all have been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Pint = 8.75" tall x 6" front to back plus 3.25" wide.

8" tall x 4" front to back plus 2.5" wide.

6" tall x 4" front to back plus 2" wide.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 350.00


Set of 3 Steel & Brass Dairy Measures DP261



Nickel Plated Guernsey Milk Jug DP260
Nickel Plated Guernsey Milk Jug DP260
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated Guernsey milk jug with a strap handle, a pouring lip and a lift off lid. This half pint example is detailed to the underside "A.P. Roger Maker Guernsey" and "EPNS". Some rubbing to the plating, otherwise complete and in good order.

4.25" tall.

2.75" diam.

3.5" front to back including handle.

 
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Price: 45.00


Large Cheese Tester DP259
Original, quality late 19th century larger than average steel cheese sampling scoop with a turned rosewood handle. A very elegant example complete and in good working order, if required.

19" x 4.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 165.00


Large Cheese Tester DP259



Stoneware Lard Tub DP258
Stoneware Lard Tub DP258
Original, quality late 19th century Scottish stoneware lard tub, decorated around with impressed bead and ribbed patterns and with side handles. This good example is impressed for the manufacturer "A.W Buchan & Co. Portobello Scotland" and to the front in blue type for the supplier of the contents "Irvine R. Stirling Family Grocer, Tea, Wine & Spirit Merchant 2 St. Leonard Street Edinburgh". These lard and butter tubs originally had waxed card lids. This is a very detailed example but it does have a hairline crack to the base but is complete and in good order otherwise.

7.5" tall x 8.5" top diam.

 
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Price: 165.00


Half Pint Dairy Measure DP257
Original, quality late 19h century steel dairy measure with a tapered brass strap handle with a hooked top for hanging in the churn or milk pram. The tapered steel body is impressed "½ pint" and has a lead customs mark detailed "VR65" beneath a crown. Cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6.75" tall x 3.25" wide at top.

Total 5.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 145.00


Half Pint Dairy Measure DP257



CWS Steel Milk Churn DP253
CWS Steel Milk Churn DP253
Original, quality pre-war seventeen-gallon steel milk churn embossed "CWS.D" around the band for the Co-operative Wholesale Society Dairy. Some small rust holes to the floor, lid missing and overall weathered finish, will not hold water but generally in good order otherwise. Other similar churns may well be available.

28" tall x 13.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Nickel Plated Guernsey Milk Jugs DP248
Original, quality pair of 1920's nickel plated Guernsey Milk jugs with strap handles, pouring lips and the original lids. One pint and half pint in capacity. Unusual to find this in nickel plate and in such good condition. Complete and in good and working order.

One pint 6.5" tall plus 5" wide plus 6" including handle.

Half pint 5.5" tall plus 4.5" wide plus 5" including handle.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Nickel Plated Guernsey Milk Jugs DP248



Dairy Skimmer, 2 matching available DP219
Dairy Skimmer, 2 matching available DP219
Original, quality late 19th century circular pierced steel milk skimmer with a curved over brass handgrip. This example has wrap over edges on the brass handle and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

Skimmer 6.75" diam.

Total 9" x 6.75" x 4.5" tall.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 65.00


Oval Steel Dairy Can DP214
Original quality, late 19th century, oval steel dairy can as used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering from door to door, straight from the churn. This example has the standard brass wire loop swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the back and large brass mounts to the hinge of the lid. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

5" tall, 4.5" wide.

2.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 125.00


Oval Steel Dairy Can DP214



Half Gill Dairy Measure DP212
Half Gill Dairy Measure DP212
Original, quality 1920's half gill steel dairy measure with a brass handle. This example has a tapered bowl, stamped "Half Gill", a lead custom's stamp and a sheet brass loop handle with rolled over edges. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

4.5" tall x 2" widest.

4" front to back including handles.

 
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Price: 115.00


Oval Steel Dairy Can DP54
Original quality, late 19th century, oval steel dairy can as used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering from door to door, straight from the churn. This example has the standard brass wire loop swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the back and large brass mounts to the hinge of the lid. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

Base 4" x 3".

Total 4.5" tall with handle down.

 
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Price: 125.00


Oval Steel Dairy Can DP54



3 Handled Doulton Tankard DP26
3 Handled Doulton Tankard DP26
Original, quality 1920's large glazed stoneware 'Tyg' manufactured by Royal Doulton with a salt-glazed lower section and a Royal Blue glaze to the upper. The top has a pewter rim and the body is decorated with applied figures drinking from tankards and horseriders and hounds chasing a stag. The underside is impressed for the manufacturer "Royal Doulton" and "6481". Interestingly the blue glaze also covers the upper part of the three handles. All is complete and in good order with no chips cracks and blemishes.

6.5" tall x body 5" diam.

Total including handles 8.25 diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Brass Dairy Can / Inkwell IW107
Original, quality late 19th century miniature all brass dairy can with a brass swing handle and a hinged top lid revealing a white ceramic liner / inkwell. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

2.25" tall with handle down + 2.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 125.00


Brass Dairy Can / Inkwell IW107



Juggins Ceramic Scale Plate SP30
Juggins Ceramic Scale Plate SP30
Original, quality late 19th century circular white ceramic scale plate transfer printed to the upper surface "Juggins Scale Plate manufactured by W.T. Copeland" in a roundel form to the centre. Some rubbing and staining on most of the outer rim, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

12.25" diam x 3/8".

 
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Price: 95.00


Gascoigne Milker Enamel Sign S392
Original, quality 1920's small rectangular enamel sign advertising "The Gascoigne Milker" with an illustration of the farmer looking pleased, above "Milking Troubles, No Sir ! I Milk The Gascoigne Way". A clean sign in black and yellow on white with some minor chipping to the bolt-hole areas, otherwise complete and in good order.

10.5" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 135.00


Gascoigne Milker Enamel Sign S392



G &W Pairman Newcastle on Tyne Ceramic Scale Plate SP15
G &W Pairman Newcastle on Tyne Ceramic Scale Plate SP15
Original, quality late 19th century circular white ceramic scale plate, with a marbled design and transfer printed for "G&W Pairman Scale & Beam Makers', 113 & 115 Pilgrim Street Newcastle on Tyne". This was originally from a shop counter scale as used by Butchers, Grocers and on Dairy Counters. Ideal for a cheese plate. Complete and in good order.

9.25" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


W&T Avery Ceramic Scale Plate SP14
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic circular scale plate with transfer printed details "By Appointment to the Late King Edward VII, W&T. Avery Ltd" and with the Royal Coat of Arms. This was originally from a shop counter scale as used by Butchers, Grocers and on Dairy Counters. Ideal for a cheese plate. Complete and in good order.

8" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


W&T Avery Ceramic Scale Plate SP14



John Gilbert London Ceramic Scale Plate SP9
John Gilbert London Ceramic Scale Plate SP9
Original, quality late 19th century circular white ceramic scale plate, with transfer printed details to the centre for "John A. Gilbert & Co Makers London" and impressed Wedgwood to the edge for the manufacturer. This was originally from a shop counter scale as used by Butchers, Grocers and on Dairy Counters. Ideal for a cheese plate. No chips or cracks, but many small rust stains back and front, otherwise complete and in good order.

12.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 95.00

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