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Foot Operated Electric Bell Push EP449
Foot Operated Electric Bell Push EP449
Original, quality pre-war large bakelite and brass foot operated electric bell push, probably from a Railway carriage or a safety device in a machine workshop, nevertheless it would be ideal for a servants call bell from the dining room area. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall.

4" base diam.

 
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Price: 115.00


Heavy Steam Engine Stokers Shovel F722
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made stokers shove with a short handle and a large shovel end perforated with eight holes for sifting over the ashes and date stamped to the front "1919". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

20" x 6.5" x 4.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Heavy Steam Engine Stokers Shovel F722



B R 'Standard' Brass Gauge G11
B R 'Standard' Brass Gauge G11
Original, quality 1920's brass-framed and glazed "British Railways Western Region" Gauge calibrated in 1lbs per inch. The dial is marked "British Rail Standard", the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Appears complete and in super condition.

Backplate 8.25" diam.

Front 7" diam.

9.5" tall.

2" front to back.

 
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Price: 156.00


Railwayman's Convalescent Home Doulton Jug J215
Original, quality 1920's two tone glazed water jug in dark blue and stoneware colours. This example has a pouring lip and ribbed handle to the side. The central stoneware coloured panel has a sepia illustration of buildings and a circular crest detailing "The Railwayman's Convalescent Home, Herne Bay Kent" and the underside is impressed with the Royal Doulton logo of a lion on a crown and "9374". All is complete and in good order.

7" tall.

Body 4.5" diam.

Total including handle 6" wide.

 
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Price: 85.00


Railwayman's Convalescent Home Doulton Jug J215



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: 230.00


GWR Brass Drawer Label Frame, 2 available LF11
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass label frame with a drawer pull grip, to take a label 3" x 1.5" and with three screw holes for mounting. Stamped 'G W R' to the top rail for the original owner "The Great Western Railway" Magical. 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 1" front to back.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


GWR Brass Drawer Label Frame, 2 available LF11



No 59 Cast Iron Plaque NP394
No 59 Cast Iron Plaque NP394
Original, quality late 19th century heavy oval shaped cast iron plaque with raised number "59", a raised outer rim and large bolt holes for mounting. Probably railway related but ideal for a house number. Cleaned and polished and complete and in good order.

12" x 7" x 1.

 
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Price: 156.00


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: 115.00


Whites Oil Feeder OC52



LM & SR Cast Iron Plaque R75
LM & SR Cast Iron Plaque R75
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped cast iron plaque with two bolt holes for mounting. This example is embossed "Track Circuit, No 3113 Signal & Telegraph Dept" and "LM & SR ly" for London Midland and Scottish Railway. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

10.25" x 8" x 3/8".

 
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Price: 156.00


No 4 Heavy Brass Plaque R73
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped heavy cast brass plaque with embossed "No 4" within a border bead with canted corners and four screw holes for mounting. This very heavy plate was probably the number plate of a steam locomotive or tender. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9 1/8" x 5.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 250.00


No 4 Heavy Brass Plaque R73



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: 156.00


GWR Hair Brush R71
Original, quality late 19th century polished wooden backed hair brush of a light colour with brass screw heads to the upper surface and '2' and "HE". To the underside "Burrow & Leeds" for the manufacturer and "GWR" for the owner Great Western Railway and most of all, the bristles decorated in black on cream colour "GWR" in upper case text. Generally complete but for one screw head missing, some minor dents to the upper surface and the top skin of wood is a little warped and is lifting.

10" x 3.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


GWR Hair Brush R71



L & SWR Enamel No 4 R63
L & SWR Enamel No 4 R63
Original, quality 1920's / 30's square enamel plaque detailing "4" in cream on green. This very clean plaque has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and was used on the London & South Western Railway as a marker for parking an engine pulling four cars. Complete and in good order.

8" x 9".

 
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Price: 135.00


Railway Cast Iron Waggon Plate R49
Original, quality heavy cast iron Railway Waggon plate with embossed detail "E 21 tons", "1949", "305236" and " B'ham C & W Co" for The Birmingham Railway Carriage and Waggon Company. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

11" x 6.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Railway Cast Iron Waggon Plate R49



Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance S218
Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance S218
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular brass balance to weigh 112lb and calibrated in 1lbs. This most unusual example has a thick brass face mounted on a cast iron body, with a ring to the top for hanging and a swivel shackle beneath. The dial has an applied maker's plate detailing "H Pooley and Son Ltd", "Capacity 112lbs", "Class 3" and "Liverpool and Birmingham". The front also has a clear lead custom seal. The reverse also has an applied brass plaque detailing "Pooley and Son Liverpool" and "L&NW 3275", (L&NW' for 'London and North Western Railways). All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Dial 8" diameter.

Scale 14" long.

1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 185.00


Coach Builders Floorboard Screwdriver T157
Original, quality late 19th century long blacksmith made wrought iron screwdriver with a rosewood handle and a copper ferrule. This super example has been forged using an old rasp and you can just see the checkered marks up and down the blade. The length of this tool enables the screws to be fitted to the floor in railway carriages and the like without the need to bend down. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

26.5" x 2" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 135.00


Coach Builders Floorboard Screwdriver T157



LNER Cowhorn Whistle W133
LNER Cowhorn Whistle W133
Original, quality late 19th century whistle turned in 'cowhorn' and mounted with a split ring. The side is impressed "L.N.E.R" for The London & North Eastern Railway. A good loud whistle in superb condition and complete and in good and working order.

2.75" x 1" x 1" plug steel ring.

 
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Price: 115.00


London & North Western Railway Company Whistle W128
Original, quality 19th century steel Railway guards' whistle of the escargot form with embossed brass side plates detailing "London & North Western Railway Company". These type of whistles were referred to as button whistles and were manufactured by the whistle company in short or one-off runs. The L & N W R Company was operational from 1846 to 1922 and I have dated this example to mid to late 19th century rather than early 20th century for it is manufactured in tinplate and has never been nickel or chrome-plated. This has a very interesting method of construction, a triangular ring for a chain and despite two small wear holes to the mouthpiece it does work very well and very loud. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2" x 1" x 1" plus ring for chain.

 
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Price: 185.00


London & North Western Railway Company Whistle W128



Southern Railway Whistle W111
Southern Railway Whistle W111
Original, quality 1920's "The Acme Thunderer" chromed whistle impressed as above and "S.R." for Southern Railway. This clean example is impressed "England" to the underside and has the original chain and buttonhole hook. A good loud whistle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Whistle 2" x 0.75" x 1" tall.

Chain and hook 14" long.

 
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Price: 65.00


British Rail East Region Whistle W107
Original, quality 1930's / 40's chromed Railway Guard's Whistle with a steel split ring and stamped "BR (E)" to one side and "The Acme Thunderer, Made in England". Good and loud and complete and in good and working order.

2" x 1" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


British Rail East Region Whistle W107



GWR Whistle W75
GWR Whistle W75
Original, quality late 19th century loud whistle made in cowhorn and impressed "GWR" for The Great Western Railway. Most unusual to find a Railway whistle in cowhorn? Complete and in good and working order.

2.75" x 0.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


The Acme Brass Railway Warning Horn W67
Original, quality 1920's brass railway warning horn. This very loud example has a flared horn with two rings for a strap, a nickel plated mouthpiece with a goods reed inside and the side is impressed "The Acme Made in England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Very, very loud and complete and in good order.

13.25" x 4" x 3".

 
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Price: 145.00


The Acme Brass Railway Warning Horn W67



L & NER Whistle W65
L & NER Whistle W65
Original, quality 1920's /30's nickel plated Railway Whistle detailed "The Acme Thunderer" and "Made in England" and stamped to the side "L & NER" for the London & North Eastern Railway. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2.25" x 0.75" x 1" plus split ring.

 
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Price: 95.00


Pair of British Rail Cast Iron Wall Ties WT2
Original, quality pair of 1920's rectangular shaped cast iron wall ties embossed "BR (W) Signal Dept" for British Rail Western Region. The first we have seen. These originally came from Lambourn Railway Station and are complete and in good and working order.

18" x 13.25" x 3" front to back.

 
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Price: 156.00


Pair of British Rail Cast Iron Wall Ties WT2

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