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Boxwood Rolling Ruler D20
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


Brass and Glass Amperes Gauge G13
Original, quality late 19th century "Amperes Gauge" in a thick and deep circular brass case with a bevelled glass front, all mounted on a horseshoe shaped backplate in 0.75" thick grey slate. It appears complete and in good order with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the slate cleaned and waxed. The first we have seen of this model.

Bezel 7" diam.

Backplate 8.5" x 8" x 0.75".

Total 3" front to back.

1.75" threaded bolts.

 
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Price: 230.00


Brass and Glass Amperes Gauge G13



B R 'Standard' Brass Gauge G11
B R 'Standard' Brass Gauge G11
Original, quality 1920's brass-framed and glazed "British Railways Western Region" Gauge calibrated in 1lbs per inch. The dial is marked "British Rail Standard", the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Appears complete and in super condition.

Backplate 8.25" diam.

Front 7" diam.

9.5" tall.

2" front to back.

 
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Price: 156.00


Pub Notice, 2 available NP320
Original, quality pre-war Vinyl covered "Notice" detailing "Keep Naked Lights or burning cigarettes away from measures". Each has four corner brass rivets for mounting. Some discolouration otherwise complete and in good order.

6" x 4" x 0.25".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pub Notice, 2 available NP320



Rabone Chesterman 30 Metre Tape Measure M289
Rabone Chesterman 30 Metre Tape Measure M289
Original, quality leather cased 30 metre tape measure with brass fittings, a leather side strap and a very clean inner tape. The case is embossed for the manufacturer "Rabone Chesterman Ltd" the winding handle is stamped "30 m" and the reverse of the leather case is impressed "1979" for the year of manufacturer and with the war dept "Broad Arrow". 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.

7" x diam.

1.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 185.00


Half Gallon Ceramic Ale Measure Jug M288
Original, quality late 19th century half gallon ( 4 pints ) ale measure jug with a bellied form, side handle and a good pouring lip. This most unusual ale measure is in a pale blue willow-type pattern with pagodas, trees and a bridge over water. The top rim lip and handle are also decorated to match. The shoulder to one side has the acid etched stamp for the customs and excise and "Half Gallon" and "VR" for the Reign of Queen Victoria. Complete and in good order.

7.5" tall x 7".

9" wide including spout and handle.

 
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Price: 350.00


Half Gallon Ceramic Ale Measure Jug M288



Pint Glass Ale Measure M287
Pint Glass Ale Measure M287
Original, quality late 19th century clear glass tankard shaped ale measure. This unusual example is acid etched to the side "Pint" and "VR" beneath a crown and "324". Complete and in good and working order.

5" tall.

Base diam 4.5".

Widest Including handle 6".

 
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Price: 68.00


J. Winkee Pint Ale Measure M286
Original, quality circa 1900, one pint ceramic ale measure with a flow-blue Art Nouveau pattern, a side handle and an acid etched 'pint' customs and excise detail in the glaze to the front. The underside is detailed "Manufactured for J. Winke The Shambles Worcester". Complete and in good and working order.

4" tall x 4" diam body.

5.25" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 115.00


J. Winkee Pint Ale Measure M286



Horse Measure M284
Horse Measure M284
Original, quality post-war two metre long horse measuring rule with the adjustable marker with a fitted spirit level. All is calibrated in centimetres to one side and 'Hands' to the other. The top of the rule is detailed for the manufacturer "I & D Smallwood Ltd Birmingham England". The spirit level has brass cover plates, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all has been cleaned and fully overhauled. The rule could well be sycamore and the crossbar is in beech and all is complete and in good and working order.

Rule 82" x 1.25" x 0.5".

Cross brass level 14" x 4.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 185.00


Quart Blue and White Ceramic Ale Measure M280
Original, quality mid to late 19th century ceramic " 1 Quart" imperial ale measure with a side handle, transfer blue decorations of an oriental design and a transfer crown over "One Quart Imperial". A wonderful-looking measure with only one downside, a short and rather faint hairline crack from the top, otherwise a super example. No marking for the manufacturer to the underside but otherwise complete.

5.75" tall x 4.5" diam.

6.25" diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Quart Blue and White Ceramic Ale Measure M280



Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M275
Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M275
Original, quality late 19th century nickel half pint measure / tankard. This clean example has a side handle, a waisted body and "VR L.C.C. Half Pint" stamped beneath the top rim. The underside is engraved with the detail of the original pub "Spread Eagle Stangate St Lambeth" (London). Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.5" tall x 5" wide including handle.

3.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M274
Original, quality late 19th century nickel half pint measure / tankard. This clean example has a side handle, a waisted body, initials engraved to the front and "VR L.C.C. Half Pint" stamped beneath the top rim. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.5" tall x 5" wide including handle.

3.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Half Pint Nickel Ale Measure M274



Half Pint Copper Ale Measure M272
Half Pint Copper Ale Measure M272
Original, quality late 19th century copper and brass half pint ale measure. This clean example has brass top and base collars, a tapered copper body and is stamped to the side with a custom and excise mark and "half pint" and a handle to the side. 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.

3.75" tall.

2.75" top diam.

2 7/8" base diam.

4.25" including handle.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Bound Bentwood Pulse Measure M271
Original, quality 1920's half pint bentwood pulse measure as used by corn and seed merchants. This most unusual example is brass bound to the top and bottom rims and to the underside and is impressed "Half Pint", "GR" beneath a crown with similar marks to the inside. This example also has a zinc liner, the first we have seen ! Did these bentwood measures always have zinc liners to start with ? ? The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the wood cleaned and waxed, with no worm damage. Complete and in good order.

3.25" tall x 3.25" diam exterior.

 
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Price: 185.00


Brass Bound Bentwood Pulse Measure M271



Copper Corn Measure M270
Copper Corn Measure M270
Original, quality late 19th century copper corn measure we believe, it looks to be a half bushel size but is only stamped 'VR' over a shield mark. This unusual example is in heavy copper with two brass rivetted copper bands and a pair of cast brass side handles. The floor has some minor dents but all is complete and in good order otherwise. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

6.75" tall.

10.5" diam body.

13" total including side handles.

 
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Price: 285.00


Half Gill Spirit Measure M268
Original, quality 1920's pink cast brass tankard shaped spirit measure with a rolled over top rim, a side handle and stamped "½ gill" beneath the top rim and "GR". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

2.5" tall x 2" diam.

2.75" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 56.00


Half Gill Spirit Measure M268



Sheffield Plated Ale Measure M264
Sheffield Plated Ale Measure M264
Original, quality late 19th century Sheffield plated on copper half pint ale measure. This very clean example shows no wear to the silver plating, has a loaded plinth, a side loop handle and stamped to the front "No 1, ½ pint" and "VR" beneath a crown for the Reign of Queen Victoria. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4" tall x 3 3/8" top diam.

5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 56.00


Quart Ceramic Ale Measure M263
Original, quality circa 1900, quart ceramic ale measure transfer printed to both sides in blue with stooks of barley and to the underside with "K O Dale Stone, Dale End Birmingham" for the manufacturer and the registration number for the year 1891. All is heavily crazed inside and out and is acid etched to the front "Forester's Arms, Watermoor, Cirencester". Crazed but otherwise complete and in good order.

6.5" tall x 4.25" diam.

6" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 95.00


Quart Ceramic Ale Measure M263



Set of 3 Brass Ale Measures M262
Set of 3 Brass Ale Measures M262
Original, quality set of three matching late 19th century pink brass ale measures, comprising quart, pint and half-pint. Each is impressed under the top rim with a customs stamp for the Reign of Queen Victoria and has a loop tankard shaped handle to the side. Some have minor repairs to the bodies. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

Tall 6", 4.5" and 4".

Base 4.5", 3.5" and 2.75".

Including side handle 7", 5.5" and 4".

Price is for the three pieces.

 
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Price: 230.00


3 Matching Scottish Copper Ale Measures M261
Three matching original, quality late 19th century Scottish copper ale measures in the 'Thistle' shape each with a deep foot, a tubular side handle, a customs stamp and detailed "1 pint", "half pint" and "gill". The interiors have remains of the original tinning, the exteriors have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order.

Pint 6" tall x 5.5" including handle.

Half pint 5" tall x 4.25" including handle.

Gill 3.75" tall x 3.5" including handle.

Price for the three

 
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Price: 185.00


3 Matching Scottish Copper Ale Measures M261



Gallon Copper Ale Measure M260
Gallon Copper Ale Measure M260
Original, quality late 19th century one gallon copper ale measure with a large pouring rim and a tubular brass handle to the rear. The front is stamped 'Gal' and the pouring rim is detailed "1 gallon" and "VR" over six beneath a crown in the lead customs seal. All in super condition with a few minor dents to the handle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

10.75" tall x base 9" diam.

10" widest plus 11.5" including handle.

 
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Price: 85.00


Lumley & Co Pint Copper Ale Measure M259
Original, quality late 19th century copper ale measure with a pouring lip to the front, a hollow tubular handle to the reverse, a customs lead stamp and an embossed brass oval label for the maker "L. Lumley & Co, America Square London". The front of this is stamped 'Pint' and is complete and in good and working order with no damage or blemishes. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. For hanging pictures from the wooden picture rail around a room interior.

5" tall x 4.75" base diam.

6.25" including handle.

 
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Price: 185.00


Lumley & Co Pint Copper Ale Measure M259



2 Gallon Copper Ale Measure M258
2 Gallon Copper Ale Measure M258
Original, quality late 19th century two-gallon all copper ale measure with a pouring lip to a tubular side handle and a cast brass bottling tap to the front. The tap is impressed "Fairburn Bros of Maidstone", the pouring lip and rim are stamped in the lead seal "VR27" with a crown above for the Reign of Queen Victoria and the front of the body is stamped "Two Gallons". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in super condition. A most unusual example with the large foot rim to the base.

16" tall x 15" base diam.

17.75" including tap.

 
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Price: 300.00


Pint Pewter and Brass Ale Measure M254
Original, quality late 19th century one pint size pewter ale measure with a side tankard handle and a brass rim. Impressed 'Pint' to one side and some customs and excise marks. Complete and in good and working order.

4.5" tall x 4" base.

6" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 75.00


Pint Pewter and Brass Ale Measure M254



Half Gallon Copper Ale Measure M253
Half Gallon Copper Ale Measure M253
Original, quality circa 1900, half gallon all copper ale measure with a large rim to the pouring lip and a tubular strap handle to the rear. The front is impressed "½ gallon" and the rim to the top has a lead customs seal with "ER under a Crown" for the Reign of King Edward VII. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. A great looker.

9.75" tall x 7.5" diam base.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Bowls Measure M252
Original, quality pre-war brass cased steel tape measure used to measure up the distance between the bowling woods on the bowling greens. This example is impressed "The Taylor - Rolf Co. Ltd Mortlake England" and for the manufacturer "John Rabone & Sons", "Birmingham England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Case 1.5" diam x 0.5".

Total 2" wide.

Tape 60" long.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Bowls Measure M252



Ceramic Medicine Measure M251
Ceramic Medicine Measure M251
Original, quality pre-war white ceramic tapered measure with a foot and pouring lip calibrated to the interior from 10ml to 40ml and transfer printed to the underside "Graduations approximate only". Some crazing and discolouration, otherwise complete and in good order.

2.5" x 2 3/8" widest.

 
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Price: 56.00


Quart Brass Ale Measure M249
Original, quality circa 1900, heavy two pint brass ale measure with side handle, a tankard shape and stamped beneath the rim "Quart" and "ER" with a crown for the Reign of King Edward VII "360" and "LCC" for London County Council. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen in a quart size.

6.75" tall x 5" wide.

7" including handle.

 
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Price: 230.00


Quart Brass Ale Measure M249



Sheffield Plated Quart Copper Tankard M246
Sheffield Plated Quart Copper Tankard M246
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century quart copper tankard, originally Sheffield plated. This super example has a loop side handle and most of the Sheffield plating to the inside. Some minor dents to the handle otherwise complete and in good order. The underside of the top rim is stamped "Quart" over a shield motif and the front is also impressed "1. Quart". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

6.5" tall.

4" top diam.

7.25" front to back including handle.

Base 5" diam.

 
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Price: 115.00


Stoneware 2 Pint Ale Measure Jug M244
Original, quality late 19th century two tone glazed stoneware ale measure jug with a pouring lip and a handle to the rear and embossed detail of a Hunt on horseback with hounds chasing the ?. The shoulder is impressed "Quart" (2 pints). Complete and in good order.

6.75" tall x 6.75" front to back including handle and 4.75" wide.

 
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Price: 65.00


Stoneware 2 Pint Ale Measure Jug M244



Pint Ale Measure Jug M239
Pint Ale Measure Jug M239
Original, quality late 19th century ceramic ale measure jug with a pouring lip, a strap handle and a good detailed blue on white alpine scene. This unusual example also has 'Pint' in upper case to the front. Complete and in good order.

5" tall x 4" wide.

6" including lip and handle.

 
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Price: 85.00


1/4 Gill Brass and Pewter Spirit Measure M238
Original, quality circa 1900, very clean and very small " ¼ gill" pewter spirit measure with a brass collar to the top rim and a side loop handle. The brass rim is stamped 'ER' with a crown for the reign of King Edward VII ( 1901 to 1910 ) and "Quarter Gill". Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in superb order.

2" tall.

1.5" diam.

2.5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 65.00


1/4 Gill Brass and Pewter Spirit Measure M238



Messmer Ltd Micrometer M232
Messmer Ltd Micrometer M232
Original, quality 1950's ? benchtop micrometer in a heavy cast iron stand in the original War Dept green. This very clean example has a circular clear glass covered dial, calibrated and detailed for the manufacturer "H.E. Messmer Ltd London". The painted finish has been washed and lacquered and the brass bezel polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete, in good order and appears to be in working order.

Dial 6 1/8".

13" tall.

9" wide.

4.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 285.00


Copper Ale Tankard M227
Original, quality mid 19th century copper half pint ale tankard originally Sheffield plated. This elegant example has a side handle with a silver top mount stamped '36', a nickel rim to the top and the initials "T.G" punched to the front. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4" tall.

3.25" top diam.

4.5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 56.00


Copper Ale Tankard M227



Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure M218
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.

1.75" widest.

 
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Price: 34.00


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.

1.75" widest.

 
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Price: 34.00


Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure M217



Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure M215
Brass Half Gill Spirit Measure 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.

3" wide including handle.

 
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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.

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.

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.

3.75" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 45.00


Gill Pulse Measure M211



Gaskells Gill Spirit Measure M187
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.

3.25" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 56.00


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".

6" high.

7.5" widest including handle.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 250.00


Set 3 Brass and Pewter Ale Measures M180



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.

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: 135.00


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.

4" wide including handles.

 
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Price: 85.00


Loftus Half Pint Spirit Measure M148



Gaskells Half Pint Spirit Measure M147
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.

4" wide including handles.

 
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Price: 85.00


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.

 
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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" x 5.75" tall.

 
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Price: 34.00


Half Gallon Bentwood Pulse Measure M44



Rabone Boxwood Folding Rule R55
Rabone Boxwood Folding Rule R55
Original, quality very clean folding boxwood ruler with brass hinge plates and end stops and calibrated up to 24" in inches and parts thereof. This example is detailed for the maker "J. Rabone & Sons Birmingham England", "1918" and "Warranted Best Boxwood". Both pins and keeps to retain the ruler straight are present and all is complete and in good and working order.

Closed 12.5" x 1.5".

Opened out 24" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 68.00


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



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".

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


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


Stanley Alidaide R45



Cedar Rolling ruler with Pencil and Eraser R36
Cedar Rolling ruler with Pencil and Eraser R36
Original, quality, circa 1900, cedar rolling ruler, with a concealed pencil to one end and eraser 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


Demonstration Amp Meter S15
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's mahogany cased and glazed demonstration amp meter as used in schools and laboratories. Complete and in good and working order.

Cabinet 14" tall.

9.75" x 6".

 
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Price: 230.00


Demonstration Amp Meter S15

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