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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 Leading Handcuff HC15
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 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


Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC12



George IV decorated Truncheon PT201
George IV decorated Truncheon PT201
Original, quality early 19th century decorated boxwood truncheon riddled with worm holes. This example has painted decoration detailing an elephant with a coronet howdah, surrounded by a laurel wreath, all beneath the monogram "G.R" with a large Royal Crown above. Although riddled with worm holes there is no recent evidence of worm activity and we have treated all intensly to make sure, all is complete and in good order otherwise George IV reign 1820 to 1830.

16" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 485.00


Lignum Vitae Truncheon PT200
Original quality circa 1900 / 1920's Police type truncheon turned in lignum vitae, with a finely ribbed grip and the original leather wrist strap. This example has a super colour variation running nearly the full length and is complete and in good order.

13.5" plus wrist strap x 1.5" diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Lignum Vitae Truncheon PT200



Ebony Police Truncheon PT199
Ebony Police Truncheon PT199
Original, quality 1920's truncheon turned in ebony. This example is a little different to a standard Police Issue, similar but with a soft pointed end. Complete and in good order.

14.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 125.00


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


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" 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


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



Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
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


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


Special Constable Duty Armband PT114



Northampton County Asylum Button PT34
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


Travelling Shaving Mug SB48
Original, quality late 19th century Sheffield plated, campaign type, shaving Etna with a hinged lid to the base to conceal the spirit container and a hinged top lid to reveal the foldout side handle. This item has been later engraved to the top of the lid as a presentation, detailing "Military Police Sports, Wiesbaden 1926". Not sure how it is heated although a container for the meths spirit is included in the base. What is here, is all in good order and the silver plating is in exceptional condition apart from the rubbing around the engraved detail, obviously from cleaning it ofen. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and generally in very good order but possibly not complete.

5.75" tall x 3.5" diam.

 
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Price: 230.00


Travelling Shaving Mug SB48



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


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


Kent Special Constabulary Police Whistle W99



Royal Irish Constabulary Whistle with Chain W95
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


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 W94



Manchester City Police Whistle W70
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


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


The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60

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