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Brass Cupboard Catch BR(W), 2 matching available unused CC14
Brass Cupboard Catch BR(W), 2 matching available unused CC14
Original, quality 1920's all brass cupboard catch with the original keep. This fitting to be recessed but surface mounted has a sliding knob, four countersunk screw holes for mounting and is stamped "B.R.(W)" for "British Rail Western Region" . Complete and in good and working order and polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 2.5" x 1.5" and knob 1" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 75.00


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. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 3.5" tall and 4" base diam. 
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Price: 156.00


Foot Operated Electric Bell Push EP449



Enamelled Number Plaque HN26
Enamelled Number Plaque HN26
Original, quality 1920's / 30's enamelled plaque, with number in GWR colour. Red numbers on yellow / cream background, with a black outer border and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Complete and good order. 3.25" x 1.5". 
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Price: 34.00


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



Railway Waggon Due for Paint Plaque NP235
Railway Waggon Due for Paint Plaque NP235
Original, quality ovoid shaped cast iron plaque from a railway waggon with two bolt holes for mounting and detailed in deep embossed. "Due for Paint 1963". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 4.25" x 3.25" x 0.25".  
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Price: 56.00


L & SW Railway Cast Iron Sign R65
Original, quality 1920's heavy rectangular shaped cast iron sign with embossed text detailing "L & S.W.R Passengers Must Cross line by bridge". This example has two large bolt holes for mounting and has an old black on white paint finish. Complete and in good order. 26" x 16" x 0.5".  
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Price: 300.00


L & SW Railway Cast Iron Sign R65



Southern Railway Cast Iron Warning Sign R64
Southern Railway Cast Iron Warning Sign R64
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped cast iron sign detailing in embossed type "Southern Railway warning is hereby given under section 97 (2) of the Southern Railway act 1924 to persons not to trepass upon the railway. Penalty not exceeding 40/-. This heavy example has two large mounting holes and has old green and white paintwork. Complete and in good order. 24.5" x 15.75" x 0.5".  
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Price: 300.00


L & SWR Emanel 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


L & SWR Emanel No 4 R63



Cast Iron Great Northern Railway Notice R62
Cast Iron Great Northern Railway Notice R62
Original, quality 1920's cast iron rectangular shaped "Great Northern Railway" notice repainted in black with embossed upper cased text detailing "Great Northern Railway, Beware of the trains, look both up and down the line before you cross". This example has two square bolt holes for mounting and is complete and in good order. 22" x 12.5" x 0.5". 
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Price: 200.00


Railway Signal Cast Iron Finial R58
Original, quality 1920's cast iron finial, originally from a railway signal on the GWR line but not marked as such. The neck has some chips and is filled with concrete otherwise all is complete and in good order. 25" tall, 6.25" width of base and 9" widest. 
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Price: 115.00


Railway Signal Cast Iron Finial R58



Large Stokers Coke Shovel R53
Large Stokers Coke Shovel R53
Original, quality 1920's / 30's huge wide steel shovel, with a short ash shaft and a steel 'D' handle with an ash grip. This super shovel has very little signs of use if any and was probably used for coke or other light weight goods. The shovel head is stamped "A and E Parkes and Co Ltd Banthdormen Street Birmingham" for the manufacturer and "all steel, wheel brand" and "made in England". Cleaned, waxed and complete and in good and working order. In unbelievable condition. Total 36.5" x 14" x 4" and lead only 16" x 14" x 2".  
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Price: 125.00


GWR 33ft Tape Measure R46
Original, quality pre-war leather covered 33ft surveyors' tape measure with a brass finger loop and a concealed fold down brass winding handle. The brass winder is stamped 33ft and the leather case is embossed to one side 'GWR' for Great Western Railway and the other side "Dean Maker London E2". All in superb condition and complete and in good and working order. Case 4" x 1.25". 
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Price: 165.00


GWR 33ft Tape Measure R46



Railway Cast Iron Waggon Plate R49
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


Stockton and Darlington Railway Centenary Cup and Saucer 2 available R48
Original, quality white ceramic cup and saucer issued in 1925 to commemorate 100 years of the Stockton and Darlington Raliway. Both the cup and saucer are transfer printed with a picture of an early steam engine and a cameo of George Stevenson and the underside for the manufacture "S . Love and Coggin, Longton". Bright, clean and perfect. Saucer 5.5" x 1", Cup 2.75" diam and 3" tall. Price is for per set of two pieces  
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Price: 56.00


Stockton and Darlington Railway Centenary Cup and Saucer 2 available  R48



GWR Blanket   R27
GWR Blanket R27
Original, quality 1930's, deep maroon coloured blanket, decorated with the circular logo for The Great Western Railway. This example is bright in colour but has moth damage in several areas. Nevertheless, a great souvenir of this great railway. The Great Western Railway (GWR) was also nick-named God's Wonderful Railway (GWR) and Go When Ready (GWR). 60" x 68". 
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Price: 85.00


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 and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 300.00


Pooley London & North Western Railway Balance S218



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


Brass LMS Railway Whistle W74
Original, quality 1920's brass "Acme Thunderer" referee shaped whistle with a steel ring. This good example is stamped "LMS" for "The London Midland and Scottish Railway" and is complete and in good and working order with a good loud whistle. 2.25" x 1" x 1". 
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Price: 56.00


Brass LMS Railway Whistle W74



The Acme Brass Railway Warning Horn W67
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


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


L & NER Whistle W65



Southern Railway Acme Thunderer Whistle with Chain W59
Southern Railway Acme Thunderer Whistle with Chain W59
Original, quality 1930's nickel plated Railway Whistle with the original nickel chain and buttonhole hook. This example is stamped "The Acme Thunderer S. R" and "Patent England" and has a brass name tag attached detailing "J. D. Dixon" for a previous owner. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 2" x 0.75" x 1" and chain 14".  
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Price: 95.00

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