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Half Pint Dairy Measure DP207
Half Pint Dairy Measure DP207
Original, quality 1930's half pint steel dairy measure with a looped brass handle, an oval brass label detailing "½ pint" and a lead customs stamp for the Reign of King George VI. Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. Total height 7", body diam 2.75" and front to back 4.5" including handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Dewrance and Co Pressure Gauge G6
Original, quality late 19th century brass framed large pressure gauge in near mint condition. This super example has the original deep circular teak back mount and a very clean dial with needle behind glass. The dial is calibrated up to 300 pounds pressure per square inch and is detailed for the manufacturer "Dewrance & Co London". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order. Backboard 9" x 2". Front glass and bezel 7" diam. Total length including tap 11" and 4.25" front to back total.  
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Price: 230.00


Dewrance and Co Pressure Gauge G6



Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M222
Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M222
Original, quality late 19th century two pint (quart) Mochaware ceramic ale measure with black and blue bands on white with four "tobacco spit trees" decoration, an applied white ceramic crown over "Imperial" and a side strap handle. This example although with great colour and glaze, does have a crack to the base running an inch or so up the side, otherwise complete and in good order.. 6.25" tall, 4.25" top diam + 4.5" diam base and 6.5" wide including handle. 
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Price: 185.00


Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M221
Original, quality late 19th century two pint (quart) mochaware ale measure with blue and grey coloured bands on white ceramic, with "tobacco spit" decoration and acid etched in the glaze "Quart" over a crown over "VR 577". This example has a white ceramic loop handle to the side and a 2.5" inch hairline crack to the front, otherwise all is in super, bright and clean condition. 6.25" tall, 4.5" diam and 6.75" wide including handle.  
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Price: 185.00


Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M221



Quarter Gill Pewter Spirit Measure, 2 matching available M219
Quarter Gill Pewter Spirit Measure, 2 matching available M219
Original, quality circa 1900, quarter gill pewter spirit measure with a side loop handle and a brass top collar. Both are stamped to the brass rim with an 'ER' and crown custom mark for the reign of King Edward and to the front engraved "WB" and a name difficult to decipher. The first we have seen of this size with a brass collar. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2" tall, 1.5" body widest and 2.5" including handle. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure M218
Original, quality late 19th century tankard shaped brass spirit measure detailed "Half Gill" with a customs stamp under the rim and a previous owners pub name engraved to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 2.5" tall and 1.75" widest. 
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Price: 34.00


Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure M218



Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure M217
Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure M217
Original, quality late 19th century tankard shaped brass spirit measure detailed "Half Gill" with a customs stamp under the rim. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 2.5" tall and 1.75" widest. 
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Price: 34.00


Prattware Pint Measure M216
Original, quality late 19th century "Prattware" decorated ceramic pint ale measure. This example is bright turquoise blue with two 'Prattware'' panels, an inner transfer decoration to the top rim, a side handle and a very clear "Pint" and "VR" with a crown over "33" Customs Stamp. Although complete and generally in good order, this example is heavily crazed to the base inside and out, has an old short hairline crack to the handle and has a firing fault to the base edge. Most unusual to find a measure in Prattware and this is first we have seen. 4.25" tall, 4" diam and 5.25" wide including handle.  
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Price: 125.00


Prattware Pint Measure M216



Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure, 2 identical available M215
Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure, 2 identical available M215
Original, quality late 19th century tankard shaped brass half gill spirit measure with very faint customs and capacity marks and clear manufacturer marks to the underside for "Farrow & Jackson London". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.5" tall, 1.75" body diam and 3" wide including handle. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


J.Tams Pint Ale Measure M214
Original, quality late 19th century off white ceramic ale measure with a side handle and a blue and red line around the top. This example is tapered into the top and the front is detailed "Patent Government stamped measure, sole patentee and maker John Tams Longton Staffs, Earthenware Manufacturer". Some minor discolouration and one short hairline crack to the top rim otherwise complete and in good order. 4.5" tall x 4" base diam and total wide 5" including handle. 
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Price: 65.00


J.Tams Pint Ale Measure M214



J.Tams Quart Ale Measure M213
J.Tams Quart Ale Measure M213
Original, quality late 19th century off white ceramic ale measure with a side handle, a custom and excise stamp with 'Quart' over a crown and "VR" for the Reign of Queen Victoria and "32". The front is also detailed "Patent Government stamped measure, sole patentee and maker John Tams Longton Staffs, Earthenware Manufacturer". Although this measure is not damaged, it is heavily stained to a pale brown colour but still otherwise complete and in good order. 6.25" tall, 4.25" diam and 6.25" wide including handle. 
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Price: 85.00


Gill Pulse Measure M211
Original, quality 1920's cup shaped tin seed merchants' pulse measure with a loop handle to the reverse and an applied label to the front detailing 'Gill' and with a lead weights and measures seal stamped 'GR' with a crown '13B'. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 3" tall x 2" diam and 3.75" wide including handle. 
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Price: 45.00


Gill Pulse Measure M211



Thimble Spirit Measure M208
Thimble Spirit Measure M208
Original, quality 1920's Thimble shaped 1oz spirit measure, engraved to the side "Just a Thimble Full" and "Darling Daddy I Love You.C.". The underside is impressed for the maker "J.Dixon & Co", "1oz", "04908", "Made in England" and "EPBM" for Electroplated Britannia Metal. Complete and in good and working order. 1.75" tall, 1.75" top diam and 1.25" bottom diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Quart Ceramic Ale Measure M207
Original, quality late 19th century 'Quart' ceramic ale measure with a side handle and blue printed designs of hops, and hazelnuts all around and on the handle. The underside is detailed "Filbert" and "T.U.B. Iron Stone" in transfer print and the front has etched weights and measures "Quart & VR" beneath a crown. Some rubbing to the top rim otherwise complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall x 4" diam and 6.25" front to back including handle.  
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Price: 115.00


Quart Ceramic Ale Measure M207



De Grave Short Gill Measure M204
De Grave Short Gill Measure M204
Original, quality tinsmith made one gill spirit measure with soldered seams, a custom lead seal and a circular brass maker's plate detailing "De Grave Short and Co Ltd, London 1927". The tin body is also punch stamped "1 Gill Imperial". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 2.75" tall and 2.25" diam. 
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Price: 75.00


1/2 Gill Brass Spirit Measure M197
Original, quality late 19th century baluster shaped brass spirit measure with a side handle and impressed to the top rim 'half gill', 'VR' and 'Loftus' for the manufacturer/supplier. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 2.75" tall, 1.75" diam and 2.75" wide including handle. 
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Price: 45.00


1/2 Gill Brass Spirit Measure M197



Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M193
Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M193
Original, quality 1920's two pint (quart) mochaware ale measure with blue, and black coloured bands on white ceramic, with four "tobacco spit" designs and acid etched in the glaze "Quart" over a crown 'GR' and '19'. This example has a white loop handle to the side and is absolutely perfect and complete. 6.5" tall, 4.25" base diam and 6.25" wide including handle.  
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Price: 300.00


Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M192
Original, quality 1920's two pint (quart) mochaware ale measure with blue, black and sandy coloured bands on white ceramic, with four "tobacco spit" designs and acid etched in the glaze "Quart" over a crown 'GR' and '19'. This example has a white loop handle to the side and is absolutely perfect and complete. 6.5" tall, 4.25" base diam and 6.25" wide including handle.  
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Price: 300.00


Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M192



Half Gallon Copper Ale Measure M191
Half Gallon Copper Ale Measure M191
Original, quality 1920's / 30's half gallon copper ale measure with a hollow loop handle to the rear and a pouring lip and rim to the top. The circular base has a thick rolled over rim, and the top rim has a customs and excise lead seal detailing 'GR' with a crown over '6' and '47', '47' being 1947 the last time it was re-checked and stamped. The front is impressed "½ gallon". A very clean example with no dents, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 10" tall, 7.25" base diam and 9.5" front to back including handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Gaskells Gill Spirit Measure M187
Original, quality 1920's tankard shaped brass spirit measure, with a side handle and stamped beneath the top rim "Gaskells" for the manufacturer. This clean example also has various stamps for Weights and Measures dept. but fairly worn. Otherwise all is complete and in good order and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 3" tall, 2.25" diam and 3.25" wide including handle. 
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Price: 56.00


Gaskells Gill Spirit Measure M187



Half Pint Pewter and Brass Ale Measure M184
Half Pint Pewter and Brass Ale Measure M184
Original, quality 1920's half pint tankard shaped pewter ale measure with a brass rim to the top and a side loop handle. The side is impressed " half pint " and " GR " with a crown " LCC " for London Country Council. The underside is stamped " 3 Savoy Square The Strand " in London. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" tall, 3.25" diam base, 2.75" top diam and 4.52 wide including handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Gill Copper Ale Measure M183
Original, quality 1920's small copper ale measure with a large pouring lip, a rear loop handle and a custom stamp with GRV for the Reign of King George 5th 1912 to 1936. The front is stamped 'Gill' for the size. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 3.5" tall, 3.5" wide including handle and 3.8" diameter of base. 
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Price: 65.00


Gill Copper Ale Measure M183



Gill Copper Ale Measure  M181
Gill Copper Ale Measure M181
Original, quality 1920's small copper ale measure with a large pouring lip, a rear loop handle and a custom stamp with GRV for the Reign of King George 5th 1912 to 1936. The front is stamped 'Gill' for the size. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, complete and in good order. 3.5" tall, 4" wide including handle and 3" diameter of base. 
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Price: 65.00


Set 3 Brass and Pewter Ale Measures M180
Original, quality, late 19th centry tankard shaped pewter ale measures with side handles and brass top rims. Each is marked to the brss collar accordingly "Half Pint" "Pint and Quart" and to the pewter under the rim. "VR" over "349" and beneath a crown for the reign of Queen Victoria. The half pint has an old but good repair around the base and now all is complete and in good order, with the pewter waxed and the brass polished and lacquered although the lacquered may be remover at no extra cos. A good set of three. Largset base diameter 4.75" and 6" high and 7.5" widest including handle. Price is for the set of 3. 
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Price: 250.00


Set 3 Brass and Pewter Ale Measures M180



Bentwood Pulse Measure M169
Bentwood Pulse Measure M169
Original, quality, Seedman's Bentwood pulse measure, circa 1910 / 1920's, branded to the outside "Gallon" and "GR" beneath a crown for King George V excise mark. The base is fixed with the original wrought iron straps and the floor has worm damage but has been well treated and is not active. All has been cleaned and waxed. Complete and in good order. 8" tall x 7.5" diameter.  
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Price: 45.00


Gill Nickel Spirit Measure M165
Original, quality, late 19th century, tankard shaped gill spirit measure in nickel with a side handle. Stamped under the rim for "J Warne Blackfriars Road" and the underside is engraved in script "George and Dragon Camberwell Road". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 3.25" tall x 2.5" top diameter and 3.5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 45.00


Gill Nickel Spirit Measure M165



Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M164
Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M164
Original, quality, late 19th century, tankard shaped nickel half pint ale measure with a side handle. Stamped under the rim "VR" and "J Warne Blackfriars Road". The underside is engraved in script "60 Colemans Road City". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 4" tall x 2.75" top diameter and 4.5" front to back including handle.  
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Price: 45.00


Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M163
Original, quality, late 19th century, tankard shaped half pint ale measure with a side handle. Stamped under the rim "VR", "Half Pint" and "J.Warne Blackfriars Road" and "Fountain and Grapes Borough" or similar to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 4" tall, 2.75" top diameter and 4.25" including handle. 
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Price: 45.00


Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M163



Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M161
Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M161
Original, quality, late 19th century, tankard shaped half pint ale measure with a side handle. Stamped under the rim "VR", "Half Pint" and "LCC" for London County Council. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 4" tall, 2.75" top diameter and 4.25" including handle. 
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Price: 45.00


Half Pint Brass Ale Measure M157
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass, tankard shaped, half pint ale measure with a side handle and stamped "1/2 pint" beneath the top rim. The custom and excise stamp is worn badly and the engraved details to the underside are not clear but could be deciphered with some work, these details could be of a previous owner. Some minor dents but otherwise complete and in good order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 4" tall, base 2.75" diameter, top 2.75" diameter, 4.5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Half Pint Brass Ale Measure M157



8 Pint John Tams Ale Measure M154
8 Pint John Tams Ale Measure M154
Original, quality, very large ale measure jug in white ceramic with transfer decoration of hops and barley to both sides, a pouring lip and a side handle. The underside is transfer printed in black with the 'Crown Pottery' logo, "Patent Government Stamped Measure, Sole Patentee and Maker, John Tams Longton", "Hop and Barley" and with the registration number for the year 1905. I can not find the custom and excise etched mark, but all is complete otherwise and has the stepped rim around the handle. This jug does have an 1.5" hairline crack to one side of the lip, but no damage or chips otherwise. This eight pint jug is a most unusual example, the largest we have seen. 9" tall, base 8.25" diameter, 10.5" wide including handle and spout.  
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Price: 275.00


Half Pint Spirit Measure M152
Original, quality, cast brass, baluster, shaped half pint spirit measure, circa 1900. The front is impressed "1/2 Pint" and the top rim is impressed with various Custom and Excise stamps for the reign of King Edward VII. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in super condition. Base 3" diameter, height 4" and 4.5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Half Pint Spirit Measure M152



Loftus Half Pint Spirit Measure M148
Loftus Half Pint Spirit Measure M148
Original, quality 1920's, half pint spirit measure in pink brass. This tankard shaped example is impressed " Half Pint" to the front, "Loftus London" for the manufacturer beneath the top rim and has the Custom and Excise marks. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. Base diameter 2.75" x 4" tall and 4" wide including handles.  
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Price: 85.00


Gaskells Half Pint Spirit Measure M147
Original, quality 1920's, half pint spirit measure in pink brass. This tankard shaped example is impressed "1/2" Pint" to the front, "Gaskells" for the manufacturer beneath the top rim and has the Custom and Excise marks. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. Base diameter 2.75" x 3.75" tall and 4" wide including handles.  
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Price: 85.00


Gaskells Half Pint Spirit Measure M147



Quart Mochaware Ale Measure   M135
Quart Mochaware Ale Measure M135
Original, quality 1920's, two pint (quart) mochaware ale measure, with blue, black and sandy coloured bands on white ceramic, with three 'tobacco spit' designs and etched in the glaze "Quart", "GR", "490" over "S". This example has a white loop handle to the side and is absolutely perfect, with just some minor staining and crazing. Complete and in good order. 6.25" tall, 4.25" base diameter and 6.5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 300.00


Gallon Oil Measure M95
Original, quality, 1920's, tinsmith made, one gallon, motor oil measure with a rear loop handle and a pouring spout to the front. The lead weights and measures seal details GR for King George V, 1911 to 1936. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is in super condition. 14" tall, 7.75" wide at base and 14" including spout and handle. 
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Price: 65.00


Gallon Oil Measure M95



Daimler Copper Coaster   M80
Daimler Copper Coaster M80
Original, quality, circular copper wine coaster / trinket tray, embossed to the front within a circular frame, with the heads of King George V and Queen Mary and details for their coronation 'June 22nd 1911'. Beneath this detail in script is "Daimler The Prestige Motor Car Company". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. Top diameter 4.5" + 0.5" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Pint and Half Pint Wooden Measures M54
Pair of original quality, 19th century, 'pint' and 'half pint' all wooden, corn chandler's pulse measures. Both of these beech measures are impressed with "VR" beneath a crown, over a shield shaped mark that is to the inside and outside surface and each also has a side handle, as on a mug. Very unusual to find these complete and in such super condition. 'Pint' 5.5" tall x 3.5" diameter and 5" wide including handle, 'half pint' 4.5" tall x 3" diameter and 4" wide including handle. Another similar 'Gill' measure may be available ref M55.  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Pint and Half Pint Wooden Measures M54



Half Gallon Bentwood Pulse Measure M45
Half Gallon Bentwood Pulse Measure M45
Original quality seedsman's bentwood half gallon pulse measure, circa 1900. Branded to the outside wall and to the inner floor and side wall with the custom and excise stamp with King Edward's crown, '4' and 'LCC' for London County Council. Signs of old worm but well treated and generally complete and in good order. 7.25" x 4" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Half Gallon Bentwood Pulse Measure M44
Original quality seedsman's bentwood half gallon pulse measure, circa 1900. Branded to the outside wall and to the inner floor and side wall with the custom and excise stamp with King Edward's crown, '4' and 'LCC' for London County Council. Signs of old worm but well treated and generally complete and in good order. Interestingly the bottom of this example has been turned and is now fitted inside the top rim and the whole item is turned upside down. Diameter 6.25" and 5.75" tall. 
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Price: 34.00


Half Gallon Bentwood Pulse Measure M44



Humphries Patent Brass Ruler R50
Humphries Patent Brass Ruler R50
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's 12" brass ruler calibrated in inches. This unusual example has two raised edges to prevent the ink blotching the paper or hands when using a pen and has the details "By Royal Letters Patent, Humphries Patent Office & School" ruler with scales. The inch scales are punched but the maker's details and many other details for postal rates, postal orders and money orders are embossed and very worn and faint. Nevertheless all is complete and in good and working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 12.25" x 1.75" x 0.25". 
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Price: 45.00


Ivorine Sector by Davis of Glasgow R49
Original, quality late 19th century ivorine sector with nickel mounts. Stamped to one side for the manufacturer "D.Davis of Glasgow" and calibrated in many disciplines. No staining, no damage and complete and in good and working order. Closed 6.25" x 1.5" and open 12" x 0.5".  
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Price: 156.00


Ivorine Sector by Davis of Glasgow R49



W. Preston Folding Ivorine Ruler R47
W. Preston Folding Ivorine Ruler R47
Original, quality late 19th century 24" folding ruler / measure in ivorine with nickel mounts. Each hinged joint has a mixture of steel bars and nickel bars and the steel ones have left some staining to the ivorine, otherwise all is in super condition. All the locating and locking pins are present and there are no twists or warping to the arms. One arm is detailed for the maker "W.Preston London". The calibration is basically in inches with many scales within that. Complete and in good and working order. Folded up 6.5" x 1.1/8" x 0.25". Opened fully 24" x 0.5" x 1/8". 
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Price: 185.00


GWR 33ft Tape Measure R46
Original, quality pre-war leather covered 33ft surveyors' tape measure with a brass finger loop and a concealed fold down brass winding handle. The brass winder is stamped 33ft and the leather case is embossed to one side 'GWR' for Great Western Railway and the other side "Dean Maker London E2". All in superb condition and complete and in good and working order. Case 4" x 1.25". 
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Price: 165.00


GWR 33ft Tape Measure R46



Stanley Alidaide R45
Stanley Alidaide R45
Original, quality 1920's boxwood alidaide with brass mounts in the original finish and with the original leather case. This inclinometer, for measuring inclines and plotting maps, is in near mint condition with just some rubbing to the finish on the fittings and some minor stains to the leather case. Complete and in good and working order. 13" x 2.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 135.00


Cedar Rolling ruler with Pencil and Easer R36
Original, quality, circa 1900, cedar rolling ruler, with a concealed pencil to one end and earaser to the other. Manufactered by 'Hogarth and Hayes, of Keswick' and engraved "Ellen Eaton", persumably for the previous owner. Complete and in good and working order. 12.25" long x 1.2" widest diameter, pencil 7" long with ferrule, eraser 2" long with ferrule. 
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Price: 85.00


Cedar Rolling ruler with Pencil and Easer   R36

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