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Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A68
Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A68
Original, quality 1920's unused circular bakelite ashtray with three cigarette rests and a nickel plated mount to the centre detailing "King of the Road" the Lucas Lion logo and "Lucas Service". The underside is embossed "Moulded in our own works". Complete and in good order. Another matching but differing ashtray may well be available ref code: A52.

4.75" x 7/8" x 4.75".

 
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Price: 145.00


Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52
Original, quality 1920's unused circular bakelite ashtray with three cigarette rests and a nickel plated mount to the centre detailing "King of the Road" and the Lucas Lion logo. The underside is embossed "Moulded in our own works". This super example really is in mint condition and complete and in good order. Another matching but differing ashtray may well be available ref code: A68.

4.75" diam x 1".

 
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Price: 145.00


Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52



Ancaster Garage Clothes Brush B18
Ancaster Garage Clothes Brush B18
Original, quality pre-war, clothes or upholstery brush with a shaped beech handgrip, backing and bristles. The top is detailed in black upper cased text "Happy Motoring, Ancaster Garages, Croydon Rd, SE20" (London) and with the telephone number "SYD4415/6". Complete and in good and order.

8" x 1.75".

1.5" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Speedlines Bus Badge BB14
Original, quality, post-war, chromed employee's badge, with "Speedlines" in open upper cased letters and with an arrow through. This example has a brass split pin fitting with two eyes and is complete and in good order.

3" x 0.5" and 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 36.00


Speedlines Bus Badge BB14



London Country Buses Badge BB12
London Country Buses Badge BB12
Original, quality, post-war, chromed and enamelled, employees badge with 'London Country' on blue enamelled inlay and a brass split pin fitting with two eyes. One chip to the enamel, otherwise complete and in good order.

3" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Western National Buses Badge BB10
Original, quality, post-war, chromed employees badge, with 'Western National' in open, upper cased letter. Has a brass split pin fitting with two eyes and is complete and in good order.

2" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 34.00


Western National Buses Badge BB10



Leyland Buses Lapel Badge BB8
Leyland Buses Lapel Badge BB8
Original, quality, pre-war, nickel plated on brass, lapel badge detailing 'Leyland and with a button hole mount. Complete and in good order.

1" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Glasgow Corporation Buses Badge BB7
Original, quality, pre-war, curved hat badge in chrome on brass, with green enamel inlay. This badge details 'Glasgow Corporation Transport', '1863', a coat of arms and has a brass split pin fitting with two eyes. Some minor damage to the enamel, otherwise complete and in good order.

1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Glasgow Corporation Buses Badge BB7



Tramway Badge BB1
Tramway Badge BB1
Original, quality, pre-war, embossed, nickel hat badge with a brass split pin fitting, with two eyes. The central detail has a tree above a fish or two, with a belt and buckle surround, over a ribbon swag, and details 'Corporation Tramways' and '5 Years'. Complete and in good order.

2" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 75.00


Havoline Oil Bottle BJ195
Original, quality 1950's clear glass one pint size motor car engine oil bottle with the original label to the front detailing "Havoline Motor Oil for engine Lubrication" also embossed 'Regent' to the shoulder. Complete and in mint condition.

11.5" tall.

2.75" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Havoline Oil Bottle BJ195



Havoline Oil Bottle BJ190
Havoline Oil Bottle BJ190
Original, quality 1950's clear glass one pint size motor car oil bottle with the remains of the label to the front for "Havoline Motor Oil, Regent Oil Co Ltd 117 Park St W.I." (London) and also embossed to the shoulder "Regent". All is complete and in good order.

11.5" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Havoline Oil Bottle BJ189
Original, quality 1950's clear glass one pint size motor ca oil bottle with the remains of the label to the front for "Havoline Motor Oil, Regent Oil Co Ltd 117 Park St W.I." (London) and another detail to the reverse for "Regent", otherwise complete and in good order.

11.5" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Havoline Oil Bottle BJ189



Essolube Oil Bottle BJ186
Essolube Oil Bottle BJ186
Original, quality 1960's clear glass pint size motor car oil bottle. This clear glass bottle is embossed "Essolube" to the front, "Anglo American Oil Co Ltd" to the bottom and the registration number for the year 1933. Complete and in good order.

12.25" tall.

2.75" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Antler Handled Travelling Cutlery Trio C75
Original, quality late 19th century three pieces cutlery set in the original leather roll. The roll is marked for the maker "Underwood Cutler 36 Haymarket London" as is the knife and the fork and spoon have silver plate marks for Walker Hall & Sons. The roll has a few tears to the leather, the tie strap is missing but otherwise is complete. The three pieces of cutlery are in fabulous condition with antler side covers and nickel mounts and all folding to fit into pockets in the leather roll. The knife blade is in steel and has a corkscrew fitted. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order.

Roll with cutlery in 5" x 2.5" x 2.5".

Cutlery open 7.5" x 0.75" x 0.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 300.00


Antler Handled Travelling Cutlery Trio C75



The Octopus Cast Iron Cycle Stand C9
The Octopus Cast Iron Cycle Stand C9
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's patented cast iron Bicycle Stand in the old silver paintwork. This example has a hinged middle joint to allow adjustment for the cycle wheel size and each side is embossed "The Octopus Cycle Stand" and "Patent No 7825". This carriage moves on four cast iron wheels and the cycle wheel rests on three wooden mounts turned in boxwood as replacements for the original wooden ones which were damaged and split. These cycle stands were probably made for cycle shop displays but ideal for cycles where ever. Complete and in good and working order.

19.5" long as in pictures.

9.5" tall as in picture.

Axles 11" wide including wheels.

 
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Price: 385.00


Opening Ceremony Scissors CC136
Pair of original, quality, silver handled scissors used for an opening ceremony in Kingston-Upon- Hull in 1935, in the original shaped and fitted box. The case has a hinged lid, cream silk lining to the lid, black velvet to the base, gold tooled leather cloth to the outer and a gilded commemoration plaque to the top of the hinged lid. The plaque is engraved "Presented to Ald. A. Stark, J.P. and Lord Mayor of Kingston-Upon-Hull on the occasion of the opening by him of Hull's Super Service Station for Automobile Purchases (Hull) Ltd, 10th July 1935". The silver handled scissors are hallmarked for "Birmingham 1934" and engraved with the initials "A" and "S". All is in super condition, the scissors having little use only and the box is in near mint as you can get. What a most unusual opening ceremony.

Box 9.25" x 4.25".

0.75" front to back.

Scissors 7.5" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 185.00


Opening Ceremony Scissors CC136



British Medical Assoc Car Badge CB51
British Medical Assoc Car Badge CB51
Original, quality pre-war nickel plated on brass car badge with an aluminium backing. This example details to the front "B.M.A" and "British Medical Association" with the logo of two entwining Serpents. The reverse is impressed "Birmingham Medal Co". Some paint loss and some brass bleeding through, otherwise complete and in good order.

4.25" x 3" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Old Bill Chromed Car Mascot CM54
Original, quality Old Bill car mascot designed by Bruce Baunsfather mounted on a square slab of white marble. This superb all original mascot is impressed to the underside with the registration for the year 1910 and "Copyright". In great condition and not an easy mascot to find today.

5" tall including block.

Block 3" x 3" x 0.75".

Mascot total 3.5".

Front to back 2.5" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 950.00


Old Bill Chromed Car Mascot CM54



Chromed Hippo Car Mascot CM52
Chromed Hippo Car Mascot CM52
Original, quality post-war chromed car mascot in the form of a 'Hippo' probably manufactured by "L. Lejeune". The chrome plating is in super condition and the plinth has two threaded holes for the mounting bolts. Could this be the car mascot for The Leander Club ? One of the oldest rowing clubs in the world and based at Henley on Thames. All is complete and in good and working order.

2.5" tall.

4.75" long.

Plinth 4.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 265.00


Singer Bantam Car Mascot CM50
Original, quality chromed car mascot in the form of a standing Bantam with outspread wings. These were issued on the 1930's model Singer Bantam, family motor car and mounted on the bonnet. This example has pilting to the chromed surface, has the original mounting bolt and is marked "Registered in Great Britain", and with the registration number for the year 1935. Complete and in good order.

4" tall x 4.5" wide.

4" front to back.

 
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Price: 165.00


Singer Bantam Car Mascot CM50



Motor Cycling Club Car Badge CM48
Motor Cycling Club Car Badge CM48
Original, quality pre-war chromed and enamelled motorcycle / car badge for the "Motor Cycling Club, founded 1901". This very clear example with no damage to the enamel or chrome, is the first we have seen and is fitted to the reverse with two threaded bolts with nuts for grille mounting. Complete and in good order.

31/8" diam with bolts 1" front to back.

 
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Price: 145.00


Rhodesia AA Badge CM47
Original, quality unused 1960's chromed "AA" (Automobile Association) motor car badge with a yellow backplate, the interlocking A's and the winged wheel logo to the top with "Rhodesia" above. The reverse is stamped "Reutelen manufacturer Salisbury", this is Salisbury in Rhodesia not in the UK. Truly in mint condition.

4.75" x 3.75" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 125.00


Rhodesia AA Badge CM47



Royal Irish Automobile Club Car Badge CM45
Royal Irish Automobile Club Car Badge CM45
Original, quality 1930's unused motor car badge for the "Royal Irish Automobile Club" with blue enamelled inlay, the Kings Crown to the top and detailed "Founded 1901". This super example has the original card wrapper and all is in mint condition.

Badge 3.75" x 3".

Carton 5.75" x 3.75".

 
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Price: 230.00


AA Bengal Motoring Badge CM44
Original, quality 1930's chromed motor car badge with the King's crown to the top and detailed within the circular badge "Automobile Association of Bengal". The central roundel has the face of a tiger within "Royal Automobile Club Associate" on a spoked wheel design. The badge bar mount to the base has two bolt holes. Complete and in good order.

5.5" tall and 3.5" wide.

 
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Price: 285.00


AA Bengal Motoring Badge CM44



Royal Scottish Automobile Club Car Badge CM43
Royal Scottish Automobile Club Car Badge CM43
Original, post-war chromed motor car badge for the "Royal Scottish Automobile Club". This superb quality badge has an enamelled white cross on blue for Scotland and heavily embossed decoration of thistles with a crown to the top. The lower section has two bolt holes for mounting and the reverse is detailed for the maker "Alexander Scott Ltd Glasgow" and owner's membership number AA2932. All is complete and in good order.

4.75" tall x 3.75" and 0.25".

 
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Price: 156.00


New Zealand AA Motor Car Badge CM39
Original, quality post war chromed 'AA' motor car badge issued for the "New Zealand Automobile Association" and marked as such above the wings at the top. This example is stamped with the membership number "A20540" and "Auckland" to the front and "Property of the Automobile Association, Auckland New Zealand" to the reverse. Has two holes for badge bar mounting. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5.25" tall x 3.5" wide.

 
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Price: 125.00


New Zealand AA Motor Car Badge CM39



AA  Industrial Vehicle Badge CM38
AA Industrial Vehicle Badge CM38
Original, quality, chromed hexagonal shaped industrial vehicle members badge for the Automobile Association. This example, in the hexagonal shape, has a basketweave, background and was issued from the 1920's until 1966. The reverse is detailed, "The property of the AA, New Coventry Street London W. I." and the front has the membership number "V192268" and has two mounting holes to the base for fitting to the badge bar. All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

4.75" x 3.75" wide.

 
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Price: 85.00


AA Industrial Vehicle Badge CM37
Original, quality, chromed hexagonal shaped industrial vehicle members badge for the Automobile Association. This example, in the hexagonal shape, has a basketweave background, was issued from the 1920's until 1966 and has a bar mount to the reverse for radiator mounting. The reverse is detailed "This badge is the property of the Automobile Association" and the front with the membership number "V279379". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

4.25" tall x 3.75" wide.

 
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Price: 85.00


AA Industrial Vehicle Badge CM37



AA Motor Car Badge CM36
AA Motor Car Badge CM36
Original, quality, chromed 'AA' motor car badge with two interlocking 'A's within a circular frame, with a pair of wings above. This example is stamped to the front with the membership number "52891A", and to the reverse "Property of the Automobile Association, Fanru House New Coventry Street W.I." This model was issued from 1911 until 1967, has two holes for badge bar mounting and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

5" tall x 3.75" wide.

 
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Price: 85.00


AA Motorcycle Badge CM24
Original, quality, unused chrome on yellow painted backplate, member's motorcycle badge for the Automobile Association, with two holes to the base for badge bar mounting. This badge is stamped '71768A' to the front and to the reverse on the yellow "This Badge is The Property of The Automobile Association London WC2". This model was issued between 1945 to 1967 and truely is in mint condition.

3.5" x 3" and 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 75.00


AA Motorcycle Badge CM24



Brass Motorists Funnel F24
Brass Motorists Funnel F24
Original, quality 1920's / 30's brass oil / petrol filling funnel with a trefoil spout, a fine brass mesh and an inverted rolled over anti splash top rim. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.75" widest and 4.5" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Brass Motorist's Funnel F2
Original, quality 1920's/30's, oval shaped, brass motorist's filter funnel, stamped 'Halford' to the side of the tube and fitted with a fine brass mesh filter. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Motorist's Funnel F2



Renault Brass Hub Cap HC10
Renault Brass Hub Cap HC10
Original, quality 1920's cast brass hub cap impressed to the top "Renault Automobiles". This example has an eight sided shape to the upper half to take a spanner and a thread to the inside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

1.5" tall and 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Kohler Brass Signal Horn HH37
Original, quality late 19th century curved and flared nickel plated on brass, signal horn with a reed to the mouthpiece, a ring for the cord and impressed for the maker Kohler & Son 185 Piccadilly London" to the other. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The nickel plating is well rubbed, bleeding through to brass in places and all is complete and in good and working order and loud.

5.25" x 2" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 145.00


Kohler Brass Signal Horn HH37



RAC Key K167
RAC Key K167
Original, quality nickel yale door key issued to all members of the "Royal Automobile Club" to fit the RAC and AA telephone boxes. This example was issued between 1947 to 1967. Complete and in good order.

2.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


A.A Key K164
Original, quality nickel yale door key issued to all members of the "Automobile Association" to fit the RAC and AA telephone boxes. This example was issued between 1947 to 1967. Complete and in good order.

2.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


A.A Key K164



Silver Roundlett Coach Key K154
Silver Roundlett Coach Key K154
Original, quality silver cased folding carriage door key, Railway or Carriage ? Known an as "roundlett carriage key". This very clean example has a hallmarked two piece silver case with a steel carriage key in the original gilt finish. The hallmarks are a little rubbed, but this item would be circa 1900 and has an engraved monogram. Complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 5/8" closed.

3.5" x 3" open.

 
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Price: 300.00


AA Key for Hotel Hospitality Box K105
Original, quality small steel 'AA' key issued pre 1st World War to fit 'AA Hospitality boxes installed at country hotels. These boxes contained towels and brushes etc for the use of members. These small keys with a fretted crossed 'AA' in the head are hard to find. This example is complete and in super condition.

2.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


AA Key for Hotel Hospitality Box K105



AA Fibre Suitcase L28
AA Fibre Suitcase L28
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped brown fibre travelling wardrobe type suitcase fitted with a rail to the top and a hanging ring to the outside top to enable the open case to hang on the wall or wardrobe interior permitting the garment to hang down freely. This item is in super condition inside and out with a decorated blue lining, polished aluminium catches to the outside and most interesting of all, it has the retained the circular paper label for the owner's details and the membership number of the 'AA' Automobile Association. Complete and in good order.

21.75" x 18.5" x 8".

 
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Price: 85.00


Lucas Letter Opener LO24
Original, quality 1930's / 40's chrome plated letter opener, in the form of a medieval sword with a circular medallion to the top of the 'Lucas' trade mark "a lion within a motorcycle wheel with a flaming torch above". Lucas were huge manufacturer of motor, motorcycle and cycle accessories and probably still are. These letter openers were promotional give aways perhaps. Complete and in good order.

6.75" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 125.00


Lucas Letter Opener LO24



Millers Motor Cycle Carbide Rear Lamp M128
Millers Motor Cycle Carbide Rear Lamp M128
Original, quality 1920's carbide rear motorcycle lamp in all the original high gloss black finish and in near unused condition. This example is embossed to the top "Miller", "British Made" and appears to be complete with the mounting bracket and celluloid glazed to the front. Some bleeding to the nickel plated bezel and one minor dent to the reverse, otherwise complete and in good order.

Bezel outer diam 4.25".

Lamp 2.75" front to back.

5" wide including bracket.

 
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Price: 125.00


Brass and Ceramic Battery Tester M127
Original, quality 1920's / 30's heavy-duty battery tester with a circular dial mounted on brass supports on an off white ceramic stand with brass rod contact points. The first we have seen and appears complete. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

4" tall x 6" wide plus 5" front to back.

Dial 2 3/8" x 1 3/8" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Brass and Ceramic Battery Tester M127



Car Radiator Calormeter M125
Car Radiator Calormeter M125
Original, quality 1920's motor car radiator temperature gauge ( calorimeter ) with a visible needle indicator. This chromed example is still fitted to a chromed radiator screw on cap and appears complete, so it should work, although we have not tested it. One circular glass panel is detailed "Cool", "Normal" and "Boil" and the other "Calormeter, Wilmot Breedon Ltd" for the maker and with a patent number and the registration number for the year 1925. The two glass panels are bevelled and have no chips or blemishes but the chromed finish overall does have some pitting.

Raduator Cap 2.75".

Total 6" tall x 2.75".

 
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Lucas Carbide Brass Motor Vehicle Lamps M124
Original, quality pair of superb carbide brass motor car headlamps manufactured by Jos. Lucas Ltd of Birmingham. This 'King of The Road' pair are detailed "No 684" for the model and with the registration number for the year 1907. This pair of lamps are identical in every aspect and are in the exceptional near mint condition with no dents, no metal fatigue and are absolutely complete with the burners, the nipples for the feed pipes, the inner reflectors and the nickel interior bezels etc. One rear foot was missing and we have replaced it with an identical part, otherwise all was complete and original and when we dismantled the interior to clean and take out a few minor dents it was still stuffed full of roadkill flies between the inner panels. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and although not tested these are complete and should be in working order. Truly a super original pair of Motor Vehicle Lights. The best we have seen.

10" tall.

10" wide.

8.5" front to back.

Front lens including bezel 9.5" diam.

 
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Price: 2,500.00


Pair of Lucas Carbide Brass Motor Vehicle Lamps M124



Redex Motor Car Engine Compression Gauge M123
Redex Motor Car Engine Compression Gauge M123
Original, quality pre-war compression gauge for motor car engines. This very clean example appears unused and still in the original fitted mahogany box. This was produced by "Red ex" the manufacturer of an engine oil additive to give better performance. It looks complete but not tested.

Box 9.25" x 8" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 125.00


Angled Petrol Filler Funnel, 2 available M122
Original quality pre-war most unusual angled tinsmith made petrol filler funnel ? with good soldered joints. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen. If you think differently please let me know.

8.5" x 4" x 5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 56.00


Angled Petrol Filler Funnel, 2 available M122



Motorcycle Carbide Rear Light M120
Motorcycle Carbide Rear Light M120
Original, quality, circa 1910/1920s small brass carbide rear lamp with mounting bracket for a motorcycle. This super find has a red faceted reflective glass and is in near mint condition, no dents or metal fatigue, sadly no makers name either. Nevertheless a good quality light, lacquered and near complete and in good order.

Bezel outer 2" diameter, lamp 3" tall x 1.5" wide.

 
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Price: 125.00


Bournemouth Motor Club Trophy M118
Original, quality nickel plated trophy mounted on a bakelite stand. This example has an enamelled badge to the centre detailing "Bournemouth Motor Club" and a swag plaque beneath with "Navigation Exercise 20.10.68, 3rd driver I. Wilson". A very clean example, polished and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 3.5" x 1" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Bournemouth Motor Club Trophy M118



RAC 1953 Trophy M117
RAC 1953 Trophy M117
Original, quality nickel plated trophy mounted on a bakelite easel stand. This example has a small enamelled 'RAC' logo within a laurel wreath form and is engraved "RAC Trials Championship 1953 7th E.J. Chandler". A very clean example, polished and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 3.5" x 3" front to back when open and 0.75" when closed.

 
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Price: 56.00


RAC 1952 Trophy M116
Original, quality nickel plated trophy mounted on a bakelite easel stand. This example has a small enamelled 'RAC' logo within a laurel wreath form and is engraved "R.A.C" trials championship 1952" and "Fourth E. J Chalmers". A very clean example, polished and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 3.5" x 3" front to back when open and 0.75" when closed.

 
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Price: 56.00


RAC 1952 Trophy M116



Pair of FPW I Motor Vehicle Number Plates M102
Pair of FPW I Motor Vehicle Number Plates M102
Original, quality pair of 1950's aluminium motor vehicle number plates with aluminium numbers fitted on. Each plate has a polished border and polished letters and a number applied to the black background colour. One is detailed "Bluemels" to the top trim for the manufacturer and both have two mounting screw holes. These are only for display and cannot be displayed on a vehicle used on the road for the vehicle registration documents are not available. Complete and in good order otherwise.

20.5" x 4.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Plain Petrol Can Cap 3 available M73
Original, quality, brass screw on caps as used on two gallon spare petrol cans, often fitted to the running boards of the earlier motor vehicles. These were manufactured and used from around 1900 up to the 1940's. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

1.75" diameter and 1".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 7.00


Plain Petrol Can Cap 3 available M73



Shell Petrol Can Brass Cap, 3 asstd available M72
Shell Petrol Can Brass Cap, 3 asstd available M72
Original, quality, brass screw on caps as used on two gallon spare petrol cans, often fitted to the running boards of the earlier motor vehicles. These were manufactured and used from around 1900 up to the 1940's and these are detailed "Shell" for the petrol manufacturer. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

1.75" diameter and 1".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 23.00


Brass Motorcycle Grease Gun M70
Original, quality, pre-war, tubular brass motorcycle grease gun, with a cast iron nozzle. Impressed to the underside / end "Telcalemit, Made in England". Appears to be complete and in good order, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

5.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 36.00


Brass Motorcycle Grease Gun M70



National Benzole Petrol Can Brass Cap, 2 available M45
National Benzole Petrol Can Brass Cap, 2 available M45
Original, quality, brass screw on cap as used on the two gallon spare petrol can, often fitted to the running boards of the earlier motor vehicles. These were manufactured and used from around 1900, up to the 1940's. These examples are embossed 'National Benzole Mixture' for the brand of motor spirit. All is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

1.75" x 0.75".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 34.00


Redline Petrol Can Brass Cap, 2 available M31
Original, quality brass, screw on cap as used on the two gallon spare petrol can, often fitted to the running boards of the earlier motor vehicles. These were manufactured and used from around 1900 up to the 1940's. These examples are embossed 'Redline' for the brand of motor spirit. All is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

1.75" x 0.75".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 34.00


Redline Petrol Can Brass Cap, 2 available M31



Pratts Petrol Can Brass Cap, 2 asstd available M25
Pratts Petrol Can Brass Cap, 2 asstd available M25
Original, quality, brass screw on cap, as used on the two gallon spare petrol cans, often fitted to the running boards of the earlier motor vehicles. These were manufactured and used from around 1900 up to the 1940's. These examples are detailed "Pratts" for the 'Pratts Petrol Company'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

1.75" x 1".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 23.00


White Roses Oil Copper Nameplate NP363
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped embossed copper manufacturer's plate detailing "The manufacturers of Young's Poultry Appliances Officially Recommend White Rose Oil". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

2.75" x 2 1/8".

 
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Price: 34.00


White Roses Oil Copper Nameplate NP363



Caution Enamel Plaque NP252
Caution Enamel Plaque NP252
Original, quality 1920's / 1930' unused small rectangular shaped white enamel plaque with red text detailing "Caution while van is occupied always keep Pointer at "off". When leaving van put pointer at "on"Lock Window and Close Door". This example with four screw holes for mounting, is in mint condition.

5" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Post Office 2 Gallon Petrol Can PC11
Original, quality pre-war two gallon petrol can with the original red paintwork. The top is embossed "P.O" for the Post Office and "Petroleum Spirit Highly Inflammable" and has the original cast brass screw on cap and carry handle. Complete and in good and working order. Not a common can to be found.

12.5" tall x 9.75" x 6".

 
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Price: 85.00


Post Office 2 Gallon Petrol Can PC11



WD 1955 2 Gallon Petrol Can PC9
WD 1955 2 Gallon Petrol Can PC9
Original, quality two gallon steel petrol can with a carry handle to the top and a cast brass screw-on filler cap. This example is embossed to the top "Petroleum Spirit Highly Inflammable" and "WD 1955" with the arrow mark. "WD" = War Department. Has been cleaned and repainted green and is complete and in good and working order.

Body 11" x 9.5" x 6".

Total height including cap + grip 12.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


The Halfords Cycle Padlock PL66
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated padlock with the original key and steel chain. This good example is impressed "The Halfords 3 Lever Double Locking". All has been cleaned and lacquered, fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

Padlock 2" x 1.25" x 3/8".

Chain 12.5" long.

 
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Price: 115.00


The Halfords Cycle Padlock PL66



Lucas No 20 Brass Oil Can OC68
Lucas No 20 Brass Oil Can OC68
Original, quality 1920's circular brass oil can with a filler cap impressed "use coin to open", a long nozzle and a replacement dust cover made to suit. The circular side is detailed "Jos' Lucas Ltd No 20 Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8.5" x 3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 135.00


Austin Tin Oil Can OC67
Original, quality pre-war steel oil can / petrol squirt with a flat square shaped body with a brass screw in filling cover, a long thin tapered nozzle with a screw on dust cap and most of all the underside is embossed "Austin". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

Body 3" x 2.75" x 0.75".

Total including nozzle 8.25".

 
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Price: 125.00


Austin Tin Oil Can OC67



Brass Oil Can, 2 matching available OC66
Brass Oil Can, 2 matching available OC66
Original, quality 1920's brass oil can with a circular body, a spout which unscrews for filling and the original brass nipple cover with a safety chain. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Body 3" x 1".

Total 5.75" long.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 65.00


Braime Steel Oil Can OC63
Original, quality 1920's steel oil can with a circular body, a spout which unscrews and the original brass nipple cover with a safety chain. The side of the drum is stamped "Braime" for the maker and has been lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order.

6" x 3" x 1".

 
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Price: 85.00


Braime Steel Oil Can OC63



Lucas No 3 Petrol Squirt OC62
Lucas No 3 Petrol Squirt OC62
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated on brass "Jos. Lucas Ltd No 3 Petrol Squirt" with a bulbous circular body, a filler cap and a long curved spout with the screw on dust cover. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

7" x 2.5" x 5/8".

 
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Price: 75.00


No 2 Stannup Brass Oil Can OC58
Original, quality pre-war all brass oil can with a cranked spout, dust cover and filler cap. The underside is stamped "No 2 Stannup V.V.V". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4" x 2" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


No 2 Stannup Brass Oil Can OC58



Brass Oil Can OC57
Brass Oil Can OC57
Original, quality pre-war all brass oil can with a cranked spout, a dust cover and filler cap. The body is impressed "All Brass". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4" x 2" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Brass Oil Can OC56
Original, quality pre-war all brass oil can with a cranked spout, a dust cover and filler cap. The body is impressed "All Brass British Made". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4" x 2" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Brass Oil Can OC56



Lucas Petrol Squirt No 2 OC55
Lucas Petrol Squirt No 2 OC55
Original, quality 1920's brass Lucas No 2 Petrol squirt detailed to both sides for the manufacturer "Jos. Lucas Ltd Birmingham" and "Vesta". This fine example has some traces of the original nickel plating, the screw off cap to the spout, the screw off filler cap impressed "use coin to open". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.25" x 1.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 75.00


Copper Oil Pourer OC53
Original, quality 1920's circular copper oil filler, we think ? This example has a cylindrical body with a half top cover, a wide pouring spout, a strap handle to the rear and a manufacturer's embossed brass label to the top detailing "S. Noton & Sons Metal Works Horsedge Mills Oldham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6.5" tall.

Body 5.75" diam and 7.5" wide including spout and handle.

 
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Price: 115.00


Copper Oil Pourer OC53



Whites Oil Feeder OC52
Whites Oil Feeder OC52
Original, quality late 19th century tinsmith made "oil feeder" oil can with a screw off brass cap to the end, a ring to the reverse, a brass press button and a brass manufacturer's label detailing a Royal Coat of Arms and "By Royal letters patent, Whites improved oil feeders" and "S.L.V". Complete and in good and working order.

20" x 2" widest.

 
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Price: 145.00


Birmingham Small Arms Oil Can OC51
Original, quality steel oil can with a long thin tapered nozzle and a semi spherical shaped body with brass fittings. The body is stamped for the company "Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd" and the brass collar "GEM Manufacturing Co Pittsburgh P.A" and with several patent details, the latest being "June 5th 1900". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

7.5" tall and 3.75" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Birmingham Small Arms Oil Can OC51



Lucas No 62 Oil Can OC48
Lucas No 62 Oil Can OC48
Original, quality 1920's steel oil can with a handle to the rear, a long spout with a brass nose and cover, a circular brass filler cap on top and a brass plunger. Engraved to the side "Jos Lucas Ltd", "Forced Feed", "No 62" and "Birmingham". The steel has been cleaned and lacquered, the brass polished and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order.

12.5" long.

3.75" widest.

3.75" tallest.

 
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Price: 135.00


Atco Tin Oil Can OC47
Original, quality pre-war circular tin oil can with a long spout, a brass nipple and a screw off cap. Originally sold with a Lawn Mower. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

6" x 2.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Atco Tin Oil Can OC47



Brass and Leather Tram Passenger Grips, 2 available R72
Brass and Leather Tram Passenger Grips, 2 available R72
Original quality 1920's or earlier leather handholds for standing passengers. The heavy cast pink brass fitting for wall mounting has four large countersunk screw holes and the wheel beneath was for the stop indicator wire. The leather to one is a little damaged, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

Leather grip 12.5" x 3.5".

Mounting plate 3.25" x 2".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 185.00


Baydon / Lambourn Road Sign RS1
Original, quality pre-war cast aluminium road directional sign, with an arrow to the left and detailing "Baydon 2 Lambourn 5". ( Both villages in Wiltshire ). This example in the old black on white paint still has two cast iron mounting brackets fitted to the reverse and all is complete and in good order.

40" x 12.5" x 1" including brackets.

 
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Price: 125.00


Baydon / Lambourn Road Sign RS1



Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S242
Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S242
Original, quality 1929 tiny engraved motorcycle racing trophy cup. The front is engraved "P.M.C. Everyman Night Trial, Team Prize H. Lawrence 25.08.29" and the rim is impressed 'EPNS'. All is complete and in good order.

2.75" tall x 1.5" top diam.

1 1/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S241
Original, quality 1929 small engraved motorcycle racing trophy cup. The front is engraved "Grass Racing, fastest of the day, June 1st" and the reverse "M.M.C. & L.C.C. 1929". The rim is impressed "EPNS". Some minor wear to the plating, otherwise complete and in good order.

5" tall.

Top 2.25" diam.

Base 2" diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S241



Vesta Case Black Cat Cigarettes VC10
Vesta Case Black Cat Cigarettes VC10
Original, quality patented 1912 nickel vesta case, for early waxed matches. This unusual example has a celluloid panel to the hinged lid with a picture of a large open top motor car of the time with five black cats aboard and advertising "Black Cat Cigarettes" and detailing also "Carreras Ltd" the cigarette manufacturer. This box has a concealed release for the spring catch on the lid, push the middle hinge at the back inwards and the lid will spring open. Overall a good clean case although the picture has a few minor and small brown stains but otherwise all is in good and working order and a very unusual item.

2.5" x 1. 7/8" x 0.5"

 
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Price: 300.00


Birmingham City Transport Whistle W72
Original, quality 1920's chromed "Acme Thunderer" whistle of the football referee form and detailed "The Acme Thunderer", "Made in England" and stamped "BCT" for Birmingham City Transport". Complete with ring and in good and working order.

2.5" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Birmingham City Transport Whistle W72

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