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Lucas King of the Road Bakelite Ashtray A52
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. 4.75" diam x 1". 
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Price: 145.00


AA Nickel Ashtray A50
Original, quality all nickel ashtray issued between 1910 to 1913 by the Automobile Association. This example has the badge of the day engraved to both sides "Telephone Mayfair 1430" and "Telegrams Fanum London". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4" tall and 4" diam base. 
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Price: 115.00


AA Nickel Ashtray A50



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" and 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


Haroline 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 "Haroline 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


Haroline Oil Bottle BJ190



Haroline Oil Bottle BJ189
Haroline 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 "Haroline 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


Wakefield Castrol Oil Bottle BJ188
Original, quality 1950's clear glass one pint size motor car oil bottle with the remains of the label to the front for "Wakefield Castrol Motor Oil Patented", otherwise all is complete and in good order. 10.5" x 2.75". 
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Price: 45.00


Wakefield Castrol Oil Bottle BJ188



Royal Snow Drift Oil Bottle BJ187
Royal Snow Drift Oil Bottle BJ187
Original, quality 1950's clear glass one pint size motor car oil bottle with details to the front for "Royal Snow Drift Oil". Complete and in good order. 10.5" x 2.75". 
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Price: 45.00


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 and 2.75" diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Essolube Oil Bottle BJ186



Cast Iron Cycle Stand C8
Cast Iron Cycle Stand C8
Original, quality 1920's, cycle stand. This superb example has a detailed cast iron base in the form of a styalised creature with a lion's head, four clawed feet and is embossed "The Willbro Norwich". These were used to display cycles in shops or exhibitions and would hold the cycle off the floor with the hub resting on the support, the front wheel between the prongs and the main frame clamped in the mount. All has been cleaned and repainted black and is complete and in good and working order. 21" tall x 8.5" wide at base and 15" front to back.  
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Price: 265.00


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" and 0.75" front to back, scissors 7.5" x 2.25".  
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Price: 230.00


Opening Ceremony Scissors CC136



Rhodesia AA Badge CM47
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


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" and carton 5.75" x 3.75".  
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Price: 230.00


Royal Irish Automobile Club Car Badge CM45



AA Bengal Motoring Badge CM44
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


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


Royal Scottish Automobile Club Car Badge CM43



New Zealand AA Motor Car Badge CM39
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


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 CM38



AA Industrial Vehicle Badge CM37
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 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 Motor Car Badge CM36



Peugeot Car Mascot CM27
Peugeot Car Mascot CM27
Original, quality 1930's / 40's, chromed car mascot in the art deco form of a lion's head, with open jaws. This example was originally from a "Peugeot 3 series Motor Car". The plating is generally in good order, with some minor pitting otherwise complete and in good order. 12" x 3.25" and 1.25". 
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Price: 95.00


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



Small Copper Funnel F19
Small Copper Funnel F19
Original, quality 1920's small copper funnel, with a hanging ring to the top collar and a tinned interior. Complete and in good and working order. 5" tall and 3.5" top diam.  
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Price: 56.00


Small Copper Funnel F18
Original, quality small copper funnel, with a vented spout with and a hanging ring to the top. This example is stamped " D and W ", " 43 " for 1943 and with the War Department. broad arrow mark. Issued during the Second World War 1936 to 1945. Not tinned inside, so not used with food stuffs. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 5" tall and 3" top diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Small Copper Funnel F18



AA Pyrene Fire Extinguisher FE33
AA Pyrene Fire Extinguisher FE33
Original, quality chrome plated "Pyrene" fire extinguisher in mint condition, appears unused. Although this example is late, dated "1965", what is special apart from its condition is that it is impressed to the top shoulder "The property of the Automobile Association". The first we have seen. Complete and in good order. 14" and 3" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


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



Shand and Mason Fire Engine Lamp FF62
Shand and Mason Fire Engine Lamp FF62
Original, quality late 19th century oil fired vehicle side lamp for a fire engine. This super example, manufactured by 'Shand and Mason', is totally complete and in good and working order. All has been fully overhauled, the metalwork painted gloss red and the brass mounts polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The brass label to the top details "Shand Mason and Co Fire Engine makers Upper Ground St Blackfriars Road London" , the two bevelled glass panels are intact and the burner has a locking spring, brass mounts and a slide off reflector. A really good example and complete. 9.75" tall with handle down, 5.5" wide and 5" front to back. 
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Price: 365.00


County Insurance Agency Plaque FM16
Original, quality 1920's, painted tin firemark, with Brittania and a lion above "County", mounted onto a shield shaped oak backboard for wall hanging. This backboard is impressed and gilded to the top "Agency Of" and beneath "Fire, Burglary, Accident, Motors etc". Some surface scratches to the background of the tin plaque, otherwise complete and in good order. Backboard 12" x 15" + 1".  
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Price: 230.00


County Insurance Agency Plaque FM16



Anglo American Oil Company Brass Hubcap HC6
Anglo American Oil Company Brass Hubcap HC6
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's, cast brass hub nut detailing to the face "Anglo American Oil Company Ltd". This was probably used on an oil delivery hand cart or trolley. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 3" tall and 3.25" widest. 
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Price: 75.00


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



MG Leather Racing Helmet M111
MG Leather Racing Helmet M111
Original, quality post-war 'MG' all leather motor car racing helmet with dark brown exterior and chamois leather inside. This very clean example has an embroidered "MG" to the lower flap and a full leather chinstrap and buckle. Complete and in good order. The two piece hat block is not included but is available ref code: HB1. 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Petrol Filler Spout M110
Original, quality 1920's cast brass petrol filler spout to fit on the original two gallon petrol cans, which were often fitted to the running boards of the earlier motor vehicles. This example is impressed "Legall Petrol Filler Patent No 9160". Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 6.5" x 2.25" x 1.75". 
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Price: 75.00


Brass Petrol Filler Spout M110



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


AA Members Key for Telephone Boxes M94
Original, quality nickel key to fit the 'AA' Telephone boxes and given to members only from 1919/ 1920. The AA boxes first appeared in 1911 but members only received keys from 1919. The keys used in 1920 were so dated and continued to be issued in this shape until 1921. This clean example has the fretted double "A" and "Property of the automobile association", "1920", to one side and "Shermays Ltd, Cheapside London EC2" to the other and "H and T.V." for the maker of the key, H and T Vaughan of Willdenhall. This example is the first we have seen of this model. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.75" x 1.25".  
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Price: 85.00


AA Members Key for Telephone Boxes M94



Gallon Oil Measure M95
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


12 Volt Motorists Magnifying Glass M91
Original, quality pre-war 12 volt motorists' illuminated magnifying reading glass, with the original two pin plug rewired with new two core electric flex. The handle is bakelite, the metal mounts, nickel and the handle is impressed "Enbesco 12 volt magnelite, N & B London". Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 7" x 3" x 1" Plus flex.  
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Price: 85.00


12 Volt Motorists Magnifying Glass M91



Pratts Map of Roads to Goodwood M87
Pratts Map of Roads to Goodwood M87
Original, quality multicoloured and detailed map produced in 1930 by "Pratts Petroleum Company" in the original narrow oak frame. This example is one of many different prints of maps painted by A.E Taylor and entitled " Pratts High Test plan of the Roads to Goodwood" with details of points of interest on the route from " London to Chichester". All is super condition with a repapered back incorporating the original Boots Picture Framing Dept paper label. Other maps in this set may well be available. Complete and in good order. 30.5" x 21" x 0.5" front to back.  
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Price: 265.00


Plain Petrol Can Cap 4 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 4 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, 5 available M45
National Benzole Petrol Can Brass Cap, 5 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, 3 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, 3 available M31



Pratts Petrol Can Brass Cap, 10 asstd available M25
Pratts Petrol Can Brass Cap, 10 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


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


Caution Enamel Plaque NP252



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" and total height including cap + grip 12.5". 
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Price: 65.00


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 and 3.75" tallest. 
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Price: 135.00


Lucas No 62 Oil Can OC48



Atco Tin Oil Can OC47
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


Early Brass Oil Can OC39
Original, quality early 19th century or perhaps a little older, all brass oil can in the original unpolished green finish. This super example has a cylindrical body on four ball feet with a circular screw off filler cap to the top, a long tapered and curved spout to the front and a circular rope twist handle with finger rests top and bottom. This is the first we have seen and all is complete and in good and working order. 16" long, 3" wide and 5" tallest.  
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Price: 585.00


Early Brass Oil Can OC39



Carbide Tin T51
Carbide Tin T51
Original, quality 1920's, tall cylindrical tin with a circular press in lid. This tin details "The Bryterlite Brand Superior Quality Carbide of Calcium". 1lb size prepared by "The Humber Oil Company Ltd" and "Specially Prepared For All Types of Motor and Cycle Acetylene Lamps". Lots of other details and some rubbing overall but no dents or rust and no contents. 6.75" tall x 2.25" diameter.  
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Price: 56.00


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



Morris and Sons Fire Engineers Double Whistle with Chain W61
Morris and Sons Fire Engineers Double Whistle with Chain W61
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated double ended whistle with the original nickel chain with buttonhole hook. This hard to find example incorporates two whistles, each of a different principle and sound, one with a pea and the other without and is detailed "The Metropolitan Patent", "J. Morris & Sons Fire Engineers Manchester". 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. Whistle 4.25" x 5/8" and chain 16". 
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Price: 265.00


Acme Siren Cycle Horn W35
Original, quality, post war, whistle / horn of the trumpet form, in nickel plate and used by the early cyclists. This example is stamped "The Acme Siren", "Made in England" and has the original eye for a lanyard rope and much of the original black interior paintwork is still visible. Polished and lacquered, complete and in good and working order. 3.75" flare and 7" tall.  
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Price: 95.00


Acme Siren Cycle Horn W35

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