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Police Alarm / Bird Scarer BS7
Police Alarm / Bird Scarer BS7
Original, quality late 19th century bird scarer or policeman's alarm. This example is made in stained beech with a replacement splat in ash. All is now complete and in good and working order.

Body 10.5" x 4.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Police Alarm / Birdscarer BS6
Original, quality, late 19th century, policeman's alarm rattle or a very good birdscarer. This super example has the handle in beech, the splatts in ash and the main body in lacewood. The underside is carved "Flint", probably the original owner's name. All is complete, in super order and very loud.

Body 8.5" x 4" and 1.25".

Total tall including handle 10".

 
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Price: 115.00


Police Alarm / Birdscarer BS6



Hiatt Wrought Iron Handcuffs HC24
Hiatt Wrought Iron Handcuffs HC24
Original, quality pre-war unused wrought iron Police Issue handcuffs with the original key. Both the key and the cuffs are impressed for the manufacturer "Hiatt & Co" and one cuff is impressed "British Made". Seriously unused, in mint condition and complete and in good and working order.

9.25" x 3" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 165.00


Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC15
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, wrought iron leading handcuff, with a spring clip locking mechanism and stamped "Hiatt" for the manufacturer. The prisoner would be held with the smaller grip around one wrist and the other was held by the enforcer and twisted sharly to gain control. Complete and in good order.

5.25" x 4" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 135.00


Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC15



Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC12
Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC12
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, wrought iron leading cuff, with a spring clip locking mechanism and an engraved decoration to both sides of the central hinge. The larger cuff is stamped "British Made" to one side and "Hiatt Steel" to the other for the manufacturer 'Hiatt and Co of Birmingham', the largest makers of security equipment for the police etc worldwide. The prisoner would be held with the smaller grip around one wrist and the other was just held by the enforcer and twisted sharply to gain control. A superb example as clean as you would find.

5" x 4" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 185.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT198
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue style truncheon, turned in ebony but differing for this unusual example has boxwood stringing inlaid around the circumference in six fine bands. ( some missing ) otherwise, all is complete and in good order. The first we have seen.

15.25" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT198



Ebony Police Truncheon PT197
Ebony Police Truncheon PT197
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony. In super condition. Complete and in good order.

15.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Ebony Truncheon with Wrist Strap PT195
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony with the original leather wrist strap marked "Hiatt B'Ham" for the manufacturer. Complete and in good order.

15" x 1.5" plus strap 8.5".

 
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Price: 125.00


Ebony Truncheon with Wrist Strap PT195



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12.75" Police Trucheon PT194
Original, quality 1940's short police truncheon in a pale coloured hardwood with the original leather wrist strap and impressed "M.P" with a crown. Complete and in good order.

Truncheon 12.75" x 1 3/8".

Strap 10.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


3 Sipolilo Police Reserve Copper Tankards PT193
Original, quality post-war copper drinking tankards with side handles and engraved to the fronts "Sipolilo Police Reserve", "Green Section", "Yellow Section" and "Red Section". The undersides are impressed "Rhodesia Copper Products". The interiors have been tinned and all is complete and in good order.

4.75" tall x 3.75" top diam.

5.5" wide including handle.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 145.00


3 Sipolilo Police Reserve Copper Tankards PT193



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13" Hickory Police Truncheon PT187
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue truncheon turned in Hickory. This clean example is a little shorter than standard at 13" long and has an interesting colour. Complete and in good order.

13" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


13" Ebony Police Truncheon PT186
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony. This clean example is a little shorter than standard at 13" long. Some minor dents and a colour variation to one side. Complete and in good order.

13" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


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Hardwood Police Truncheon PT178
Hardwood Police Truncheon PT178
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon in an unknown hardwood, these are normally found in ebony. This example is stamped "M.P" with a crown for Metropolitan Police. Although this example is lacking its leather wrist strap it is complete and in superb condition otherwise.

15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Hickory Police Truncheon PT177
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon but unusual in 'Hickory' for they were normally in ebony. Lacking its leather strap, otherwise complete and in good order.

15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 95.00


Hickory Police Truncheon PT177



Teak Police Truncheon PT158
Teak Police Truncheon PT158
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue Truncheon unusually turned in Teak. Complete and in good order.

15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Birch Police Truncheon PT157
Original, quality 1920's Police Truncheon with an unusual ribbed grip and in an unusual wood 'Birch'. Complete and in good order.

16.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Birch Police Truncheon PT157



Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150
Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in what appears to be rosewood with a super grain. Some minor grain splits to the lighter colour section otherwise complete and in good order.

15" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue shaped truncheon but unusually turned in boxwood, a heavy light coloured wood. This example in a super colour is complete and in good order with a slight curve.

16.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 125.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132



Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Original, quality 1920's truncheon in the standard police issue pattern but unusually turned in a light coloured fruitwood. This example is stamped '38' and has retained the original leather wrist strap. Complete and in good order.

15.5" long x 1.25" and strap 9".

 
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Price: 115.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in ebony. This example is stamped "C.P." beneath a crown to the top area and does have an interesting variation to the colour to the top. Some minor splits but complete and in good order.

15" long and 1.25" widest.

 
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Price: 115.00


Ebony Police Truncheon PT125



Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
Original, quality 1st World War duty armband for a Special Constable. The curved cast aluminium badge is embossed "113 Special Constable" and is looped through with the horizontal blue striped on white canvas armband. This was worn on the lower sleeve when on war duty. Some minor moth damage to the band and most of the original black paint missing from the badge. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order.

Badge 3.5" x 2.75".

Band including buckle 18" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 95.00


Northampton County Asylum Button PT34
Original, quality, 1930's, nickel, uniform button embossed 'Northampton County Asylum' around a Tudor Rose and impressed to the brass plate on the reverse for the manufacturer 'Firmin & Sons Ltd, London' around the eye. An unusual button, complete and in good order.

1" diameter and 0.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Northampton County Asylum Button PT34



Royal Irish Constabulary Whistle W122
Royal Irish Constabulary Whistle W122
Original, quality circa 1900, nickel plated on brass whistle with the original chain. This example is impressed "The Metropolitan Patent", "Royal Irish Constabulary" and for the maker "J Hudson & Co. 244 Barr St Birmingham". A good clear whistle and loud. Complete and in good and working order.

Whistle 3.25" x 0.75".

Chain 13" long.

 
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Price: 115.00


Metropolitan Police Whistle W113
Original, quality 1920's "The Metropolitan Patent Metropolitan Police Whistle" detailed for the maker "J. Hudson & Co 244 Barr St Birmingham" and "08770". This very clean example also has the original owner's Police Number. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Metropolitan Police Whistle W113



Liverpool City Police Whistle W102
Liverpool City Police Whistle W102
Original, quality 1920's / 30's chrome plated tubular Police Whistle impressed "Liverpool City Police" to one side and detail of The Liver Bird under a crown all within a laurel wreath. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Leeds Police Whistle W100
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated whistle impressed "Leeds Police". A good clean and loud whistle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 0.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Leeds Police Whistle W100



Kent Special Constabulary Police Whistle W99
Kent Special Constabulary Police Whistle W99
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated Acme Whistle impressed "The Acme City Whistle" and "Kent Special Constabulary". A good loud whistle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Royal Irish Constabulary Whistle with Chain W95
Original, quality circa 1900, nickel plated on brass whistle with the original chain. This good example is stamped "The Metropolitan Patent", "Royal Irish Constabulary" and for the maker "J. Hudson & Co 244 Barr St Birmingham". A good loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

Whistle 3" x 0.75".

Chain 17".

 
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Price: 115.00


Royal Irish Constabulary Whistle with Chain W95



Manchester City Police Whistle W94
Manchester City Police Whistle W94
Original, quality late19th century whistle impressed "The Metropolitan Patent", "Manchester City Police" and "J. Hudson & Co, 244 Barr Street Birmingham" and with the Police number "1867". A good loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Manchester City Police Whistle W70
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated Police Whistle detailed "Manchester City Police" and for the manufacturer "W. Dowler & Sons Ltd". A very clean and good loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Manchester City Police Whistle W70



The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60
The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60
Original, quality nickel plated whistle with the original green silk covered Lanyard. This early whistle, circa 1900 / 1910, is detailed "The City Police or Fire Whistle" and "Patent" and is 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.

3.25" x 5/8" and lanyard 30".

 
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Price: 156.00

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