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GKN Screw Display A81
GKN Screw Display A81
Original quality 1950's bolt and screw display as supplied to the larger ironmongers for an advertising display board. This very clean example has a deep pale wood frame and is detailed for the supplier and manufacturer "Guest Keen and Nettlefolds (Midlands) Ltd Screw Division", otherwise referred to as 'GKN'. The logo 'a castellated keep' for the company is also in the centre of the display surrounded by several hundred items set out in starburst patterns. A great piece of advertising not readily found today. All original and in good order. Exterior 34" x 28" and 3" front to back. Display visible 28.75" x 22.75". 
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Price: 800.00


Pair of Blind Tie Cleats, many pairs available BH7
Pair of original, quality, post-war, cast brass, wall mounted blind tie hooks, of a simple form and with two screw holes to the backplates for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Backplate 4.25" x 0.25" and 1" front to back.  
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Price: 23.00


Pair of Blind Tie Cleats, many pairs available  BH7



Pair of Brass and Ceramic Castors C29
Pair of Brass and Ceramic Castors C29
Original, quality, late 19th century, large brass cup castors, with brown ceramic wheels and cast brass cups and shoulders. These castors are suitable for dining tables, sofas etc, and each cup has three countersunk screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. Total height 3.25", wheel 1.75" x 1", top aperture 1.5" internal diameter + 1.25" deep.  
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Price: 30.00


Revolving Coat Hook CH790
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron and brass revolving coat hook with three hooks and a decorative cast iron mounting base with four countersunk screw holes for fixing. These were mounted beneath a shelf in the wardrobe but also ideal for cup hooks in the kitchen. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" tall, 3" diam hooks and backplate 3" diam.  
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Price: 38.00


Revolving Coat Hook CH790



Huge Cast Iron Ceiling Rose   CR1
Huge Cast Iron Ceiling Rose CR1
Original, quality, late 19th century, very decorative large cast iron ceiling rose, with great detail in relief of acanthus leaves and flowers. The front has been painted in a variety of colours to highlight the detail, but could be repainted of course and the reverse has a registration lozenge mark for the years 1842 - 1883. This item has four countersunk screw holes for mounting. 30.5" x 2.5" front to back and a centre hole 1.25" diameter.  
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Price: 450.00


Pair of 4.5" Nickel Door Hooks and Eyes DH32
Original, quality pair of circa 1900, heavy nickel plated silent door hooks and eyes. These examples have double close fitting joints with very smart tapered hooks and appear to be unused or as near as. Each oval backplate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. The finest we have seen to date. Backplates 2" x 1.5", total including backplate 5.5" wide x 2" and 1.25" front to back.  
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Price: 230.00


Pair of 4.5



Brass Stable Tethering Rings, 6 available H60
Brass Stable Tethering Rings, 6 available H60
Original, quality late 19th century unused all brass stable tethering rings with the original matt gilt finish to the ring and eye. Complete and in good and working order. Total length 4.5", ring 2" exterior and 1.5" interior and thread 2.25". Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Cast Iron Wall Hook Bracket H31
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron wall mounted bracket with a long arm and a hook to the end. Probably originally for use with a clockwork roasting spit mounted on the mantelpiece in front of the fire. Ideal for a bell, scales or hanging plant bracket. Appears unused and now cleaned, lacquered and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2" x 2", total 6.25" front to back and 2" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Cast Iron Wall Hook Bracket H31



Musgraves Cast Iron Roof Vent Control HR70
Musgraves Cast Iron Roof Vent Control HR70
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, cast iron wall mounted plate, with a sliding boss decorated with a lion's mask encircled "Musgraves Patent, Belfast". The plate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and is embossed "Open" to the top and "Closed" below. This fitting was the control slide to operate roof vents in stables and similar buildings. 'Musgraves' were manufacturers and suppliers of all stable and harness room equipment to the very best stable yards of top properties. Has been cleaned, lacquered and is complete and in good order. Backplate 11.5" x 4.5", total 2.5" front to back. 
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Price: 75.00


Pair of Teak and Brass Yacht Cleats N24
Original, quality pair of 1920's teak yacht cleats with cast pink brass mounting brackets. Each bracket has two large countersunk screw / bolt holes for mounting and a good oval shaped teak bar. Not only good to go back onto a boat but ideal as door pulls. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplates 4.5" x 1.75" and 8.25" max width. Total 16.5" x 4.5" and 3.75" tall. 
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Price: 350.00


Pair of Teak and Brass Yacht Cleats N24



Bratton Iron Works Plaque NP94
Bratton Iron Works Plaque NP94
Original quality, unused oval shaped brass maker's plate in the original unpolished finish, circa 1900/1920. Detailed "R & J Reeves and Son, Bratton Iron Works, Westbury, Wilts". Would have been fixed to items manufactured by this company. Complete and in good order. 3" x 2". 
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Price: 23.00


T.Wells Brass Name Plaque NP72
Original quality thick curved sheet brass name plate engraved 'T.Wells & Son', 'Prize Medal 1867' and a large school mortar board hat to the centre. Also engraved to one corner for the maker 'Colman & Co'. Has five screw holes for mounting and all has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. 13.5" wide, 8.5" high and 16.5" circular.  
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Price: 185.00


T.Wells Brass Name Plaque    NP72



Diamond Jubilee Brass Picture Hooks, 5 available PH31
Diamond Jubilee Brass Picture Hooks, 5 available PH31
Original, quality late 19th century pressed brass picture hook with a small hook for wall mounting a framed picture, and a medallion mounted above, embossed with the head of Queen Victoria and "Diamond Jubilee 1837 to 1897" and the crown above. This is the first we have seen. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.25" x 1.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Ribbed Brass Picture Rail Hooks 5 similar available PH29
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass picture hooks for hanging pictures etc. from a wooden picture rail fixed on the walls around a room. These examples with a ribbed design in relief, have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. 2" tall x 1.75" wide and 0.75" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 23.00


Ribbed Brass Picture Rail Hooks 5 similar available PH29



Ceramic and Brass Picture Hooks, 6 available PH28
Ceramic and Brass Picture Hooks, 6 available PH28
Original, quality 1920's most unusual pressed brass picture hooks in the original lacquered finish. Each hook has four pin holes for mounting, a central white ceramic boss and stamped 'Patent' to the reverse. The brass is in the original old lacquer and is complete and in good and working order. 2.5" tall x 1.75" wide and 0.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Brass Picture Rod Mounting Hooks PH26
Pair of original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass wall mounted hooks to take a picture rail. These heavy quality hooks have circular backplates, each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. All has been polished and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.5" diameter x 2.25" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Brass Picture Rod Mounting Hooks   PH26



Brass Picture Rail Hooks, large quantity available  PH5
Brass Picture Rail Hooks, large quantity available PH5
Large quantity of similar original quality brass picture hooks, circa 1900/1920's, for hanging pictures etc. from a wooden picture rail fixed on the walls around a room. All of a plain design and of a similar size and have been polished and lacquered. Complete and in good and working order. 1.25" wide x 2" drop. Price is for each. 
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Price: 3.50


Adjustable Chimney Pothook PH21
Original, quality, 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron adjustable pothook, with a curved over top, four adjustment positions and a super curved hook to the lower end, with a chuled tip. Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Shortest length 11.5" x longest 16.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Adjustable Chimney Pothook PH21



Pair of Circular Cast Iron Wall Ties WT1
Pair of Circular Cast Iron Wall Ties WT1
Original, quality pair of heavy early 19th century cast iron wall tie plates of a circular form with good detail. All has been cleaned and repainted black to the front and red oxide primer to the reverse. Complete and in good and working order. 14.5" diam and 1" thickest. 
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Price: 125.00

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