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Copper Coal Box Shovel F563
Copper Coal Box Shovel F563
Original, quality near unused 1920's coal box shovel or even possibly a bankers money shovel used for bagging up coinage ?. This superb example has a thick gauge copper scoop a cast brass stem and the original turned honey coloured oak grip in the original finish. A good solid shovel well above average. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 14.5" x 4.75" x 3.25".  
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Price: 125.00


Hiatt Rosewood Police Truncheon PT164
Original, quality 1920's standard Issue Police truncheon turned in rosewood. This example is faintly stamped "M.P." with a crown over for "Military Police" and embossed for the maker "Hiatt Birmingham" to the end of the grip. A very clean example. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25". 
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Price: 95.00


Hiatt Rosewood Police Truncheon PT164



Wrought Iron Smoothing Iron Stand L226
Wrought Iron Smoothing Iron Stand L226
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron trivot for a smoothing iron. This example has a pierced heart shaped top plate with a loop handle and three turned feet. The first we have seen of this design. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 8.25" x 4.5" and 1.25" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Presentation Trowel P9
Original, quality late 19th century silver plated presentation trowel with engraved decoration to the upper surface and a carved ivory handle. The reverse has plate marks for the maker and the number '1026', but neither side has been engraved with an inscription. A very short fine crack to the ivory handle of no consequence, otherwise all is complete and in good order. A super example waiting to be presented. 12.25" x 4" x 2" front to back. 
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Price: 185.00


Presentation Trowel P9



Gill Dairy Measure DP211
Gill Dairy Measure DP211
Original, quality 1920's 'Gill' steel dairy measure with a brass handle. This example has a lead customs stamp and a brass label punched "Gill" for the capacity and a short sheet brass loop handle with rolled over edges. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 4" tall, 2.25" wide and 3.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Half Pint Dairy Measure DP210
Original, quality 1920's half pint steel dairy measure with a brass handles. This super example has a tapered bowl, stamped "half pint", a lead customs stamp and a sheet brass loop handle with rolled over edges, the front of the measure is impressed for the maker "Dairy Supply Co' Kings Cross London". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 7.5" tall, 3.25" widest and 5.5" front to back. 
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Price: 135.00


Half Pint Dairy Measure DP210



Pair of Oval Brass Door Handles, 5 pairs available DH722
Pair of Oval Brass Door Handles, 5 pairs available DH722
Original, quality pair of 1920's smaller than average pressed brass oval shaped door knobs with a cushion shaped front and replacement circular brass backplates made to suit all with a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. Each backplate has three countersunk screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2", knob 2.5" x 1.5" and 1.5" front to back. Price is per pair. 
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Pair of Cast Iron Door Handles DH721
Original, quality pair of late 19th century spherical shaped wrought iron door knobs with replacement circular cast iron backplates made to suit copied from an original. With a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. Backplates 2", knob 2" and 1.75" front to back. 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Cast Iron Door Handles DH721



Pair of Cut Glass Door Handles, 4 pairs available DH720
Pair of Cut Glass Door Handles, 4 pairs available DH720
Original, quality pair of 1920's spherical shaped cut clear glass door knobs with circular nickel backplates, each with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. All with a square bar included to fit standard mortice locks and latches. The nickel has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some very minor chips to most otherwise complete and in good and working order. Backplates 2.25" diam, knob 2" diam and 2.25" front to back. Price is per pair. 
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Price: 156.00


Stoneware Mercury Jar BJ179
Original, quality late 19th century bellied shaped small two tone stoneware jar, originally sold full of mercury and sealed with a cork. Number '4' impressed to the shoulder for the size. A couple of minor chips to the bottom edge, otherwise complete and in good order. 4" tall and 3" widest. 
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Price: 56.00


Stoneware Mercury Jar BJ179



Oak Handled Bread Knife BK39
Oak Handled Bread Knife BK39
Original, quality nickel plated on steel bread knife circa 1900 / 1920's, with a tapered oak handle, with a plated mount and ferrule. An unusual example. Complete and in good and working order. 12.5" long x 1.25" widest blade and 1" handle width. 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Nickel Electric Wall Lights WL188
Original, quality pair of 1920's nickel plated electric wall lights simulating wall candle sconces. Rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, new brass UK bulb holders and replacement card candle look-a-likes fitted to cover the bulb holders. The oval shaped backplates have shell shaped decoration and thin stems supporting the 'Candle' fitting. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 6.5" x 3.25", total 9" tall including bulbs, 8.5" widest and front to back 4.75". 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Nickel Electric Wall Lights WL188



Cranberry and Opaline Glass Lamp Shade S232
Cranberry and Opaline Glass Lamp Shade S232
Original, quality circa 1900, cranberry glass continental gas lamp shade with an amazing split petal form and vertical opaline ribbing. This shade has been fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. A most unusual light shade. Complete and in good and working order. 4.25" tall including holder and 6.5" widest diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Cranberry Tinted Glass Lamp Shade S231
Original, quality circa 1900, small cranberry tinted continental gas shade in the shape of a Hibiscus flower, fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This example has a six soft pointed form with cranberry colour to the frilly outer rim and textured body. Complete and in good and working order. 4" tall including holder and 5.5" widest. 
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Price: 75.00


Cranberry Tinted Glass Lamp Shade S231



Cranberry Tinted Glass Lamp Shade S230
Cranberry Tinted Glass Lamp Shade S230
Original, quality circa 1900, cranberry tinted continental gas shade, fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This example has a castellated flared outer rim and a cushion effect in relief to the upper section. Complete and in good and working order. 3.75" tall including holder and 6.75" widest. 
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Price: 85.00


Star Horse Brass HB72
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass heavy horse faceplate with a multi pointed star to the centre. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4" x 3.25". 
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Price: 23.00


Star Horse Brass HB72



Unusual Brass Faceplate HB71
Unusual Brass Faceplate HB71
Original, quality 1920's cast brass heavy horse faceplate of an unusual form with a heart to the centre. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 4" x 3". 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Brass Door Handles DH719
Pair of original, quality 1920's, spherical shaped brass door knobs, with a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. Replacement brass backplates made to suit, each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. All is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.25", knob 2.25" and 1.75" front to back. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Brass Door Handles DH719



Pair of Brass Door Handles, 3 pairs similar DH718
Pair of Brass Door Handles, 3 pairs similar DH718
Pair of original, quality 1920's, spherical shaped brass door knobs, with a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches and circular brass backplates, one replacement made to suit, each with two countersunk screw holes for mounting. All is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 1.75", knob 1.75" and 1.75" front to back. Price is per pair. 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Brass Door Handles, 4 pairs very similar DH717
Pair of original, quality 1920's, spherical shaped brass door knobs, with a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches and replacement brass backplates made to suit, each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. All is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2", knob 2" and 1.75" front to back. Price is per pair. 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Brass Door Handles, 4 pairs very similar DH717



Pair of Black Ceramic Door Handles, 2 pairs available DH716
Pair of Black Ceramic Door Handles, 2 pairs available DH716
Original, quality pair of late 19th century spherical shaped black ceramic door knobs with circular brass backplates. Each with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. A square bar is included to fit standard mortice locks and latches. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.5", knob 2.25" diam and 2.25" front to back. Price is per pair. 
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Price: 115.00


Set of 6 Mahogany Drawer Knobs CK422
Set of six original, quality 19th century matching chest of drawer knobs turned in super quality mahogany. These examples have a threaded wooden bolt for mounting and all are complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.25" diam and knob 2.25" diam. Knob 1.25" front to back plus wooden thread. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 85.00


Set of 6 Mahogany Drawer Knobs CK422



Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S229
Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S229
Original, quality circa 1900, continental vaseline glass gas shade. This shade has been fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This example has a wavy outer rim with a bold vaseline colour fading towards the embossed upper section. Complete and in good and working order. 4.75" tall including holder and 6.5" widest 
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Price: 230.00


Near Pair of Opaline Glass Lamp Shade S228
Original, quality very near pair of circa 1900 continental gas shades with an opaline colour. These shades have been fitted with replacement, lacquered brass shade holders to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. This pair has an eight soft pointed star shape to the lower half and a vertical ribbed section to the upper. Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" tall including holder and 6.25" widest. 
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Price: 156.00


Near Pair of Opaline Glass Lamp Shade S228



Set of 3 Opaline and Cranberry Glass Lamp Shades S227
Set of 3 Opaline and Cranberry Glass Lamp Shades S227
Original, quality set of three matching, circa 1900, continental opaline and cranberry glass gas shades. These shades have been fitted with replacement, lacquered brass shade holders to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. This set has a flared and wavy lower half with a strong area of opaline beneath the light coloured cranberry glass to the upper section. Complete and in good and working order. 4.5" tall including holder and 6.5" widest. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 450.00


Cranberry Tinted Glass Lamp Shade S226
Original, quality circa 1900, continental glass gas shade. This shade has been fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This example has a pebble finish to the cranberry glass body with opaline tube lined decoration to the outer fluted rim. Complete and in good and working order. 4.25" tall including holder and 5.75" widest. 
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Price: 156.00


Cranberry Tinted Glass Lamp Shade S226



Carved Sycamore Breadboard BB39
Carved Sycamore Breadboard BB39
Original, quality 1920's carved bread plate with super detail to the bowl, of a sheaf of wheat and a single shared plough. The outer rim is detailed "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread". All has a good colour and condition with only a few worm holes well treated. One minuscule chip to the outer bead. Otherwise complete and in good and working order. 10" diam x 1" front to back. 
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Price: 115.00


Oval Carved Breadboard BB38
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's oval shaped carved breadboard in sycamore. This unusual example has a very worn outer border, but the original carved motto can still be seen "Waste Not Want Not". A slight warp and well worn but still very clean and bright in colour and in good order otherwise. 12" x 9.75" x 0.75". 
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Price: 85.00


Oval Carved Breadboard BB38



Square Carved Breadboard BB37
Square Carved Breadboard BB37
Original, quality late 19th century square breadboard in sycamore with a circular flat central area and well carved flower and leaves to each corner. A very clean example and unusual to be square and not warped. Complete and in good and working order. 11.75" x 12" x 1". 
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Price: 115.00


Brass and Ceramic Hat and Coat Hook, 2 available CH796
Original, quality late 19th century brass hat and coat hook with spherical shaped off-white ceramic finials, a cast brass backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting and a decorated brass stem. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 1.75" x 1.25", total 7.5" tall and 4.75" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Brass and Ceramic Hat and Coat Hook, 2 available CH796



Brass and Ceramic Hat and Coat Hook, 2 available CH795
Brass and Ceramic Hat and Coat Hook, 2 available CH795
Original, quality late 19th century brass hat and coat hook with spherical shaped off-white ceramic finials, a cast brass backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting and a decorated brass stem. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.75" x 2.25", total 8.25" tall and 5.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Ribbed Brass Door Handles DH715
Pair of ribbed brass door handles original, quality late 19th century brass door knobs with pumpkin style, and a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both rim and mortice locks and latches. The replacement circular backplate made to suit were copied from an original. Each backplate has three countersunk screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. A most unusual style of door knobs. Backplate 2" diam, knob 2" diam and 2.75" diam. 
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Price: 156.00


Pair of Ribbed Brass Door Handles DH715



A Run of Matching Brass Door Handles, 9 pairs matching & 1 very similar DH714
A Run of Matching Brass Door Handles, 9 pairs matching & 1 very similar DH714
Original, quality pair of circa 1900, spherical shaped brass door knobs with circular backplates and a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. One backplate is a replacement made to suit and both have three countersunk screw holes for mounting. A super run in super condition. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2" diam and knob 2" diam x 1.75" front to back. Price is per pair. 
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Price: 85.00


The British Lion Jelly Mould JM349
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's white ceramic jelly mould in the form of a lion laying down. This example is transfer printed to the outside rim in green upper cased text "The British Lion Blanc-Mange & Jelly Mould" and for the maker "Winton GB" with the globe beneath a crown mark. Two minor chips to the feet on the base and some waste ceramic particals stuck in the glaze to the inside base otherwise complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 4.75" and 4.25" tall. 
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Price: 156.00


The British Lion Jelly Mould JM349



Shop Glass Sweet / Tobacco Jar SJ14
Shop Glass Sweet / Tobacco Jar SJ14
Original, quality 1920's square clear glass storage jar with the original screw on aluminium lid. Embossed "Moorpek & Kaftor". The underside of the jar is also embossed but with "Easiwork Patent No 271182". A very clean example, complete and in good order. 8.75" tall and 5" square. 
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Price: 45.00


Brass Bell Pull Fitting, 3 available BPF30
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass fitting for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. This example is sprung to assist the bell pull returning to the position required. The central brass boss is a replacement made to suit, but all the rest is original. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Central boss 1.5" diam. Total 4.25" tall x 3.25" wide and 1" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Bell Pull Fitting, 3 available BPF30



Long Run of Brass Cupboard Knobs CK11
Long Run of Brass Cupboard Knobs CK11
Original, quality brass spherical shaped cupboard knobs fashioned from original 1920's small brass door handle fitted with a new brass threaded bolt with a slotted dome head and a replacement circular brass backplate made to suit. A little variance in size and an occasional minor dent but, otherwise good knobs. Ideal for cupboard or wardrobe doors and drawers. Complete and in good and working order. Knob 1.5" diam and 1.25" front to back. Backplate 1.5" diam and 1.5" bolt. Price is for each 
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Price: 20.00


Wrought Iron Rim Lock RL706
Original, quality late 19th century surface mounted wrought iron door lock with brass mounts to take a standard modern square bar for the handles. A replacement keep has been made to suit and a replacement key cut to fit. This lock has the provision for a handle turn and a key lock and this lock can be used on both left and right handed doors. Not suitable for oval shaped door knobs. Cleaned and lacquered, fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. Lock 6" x 4" x 0.75".  
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Price: 135.00


Wrought Iron Rim Lock RL706



Wrought Iron Rim Lock RL705
Wrought Iron Rim Lock RL705
Original, quality circa 1900, surface mounted door lock with brass mounts with the original key to take a standard modern square bar for the handles and a replacement keep has been made to suit and this lock has the provision for a handle turn and a key lock. The key is stamped "Gas HS". The lock has been repainted and is complete and in good and working order. Lock 6.25" x 4.25" and 0.75" front to back.  
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Price: 115.00


Wrought Iron Rim Lock RL704
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century surface mounted door lock to take a standard modern square bar for the handles. A replacement keep has been made to suit and an old key altered to fit. This lock has the provision for a handle turn, a key lock and a security slide on the inside of the room, which overrides the handles and the key lock. The file marks are the original to when the lock was manufactured. Fully overhauled, cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Lock 6.25" x 4.25" x 1". 
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Price: 165.00


Wrought Iron Rim Lock RL704

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