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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. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall.

4" base diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


Brass Signal Horn HH34
Original, quality late 19th century curved and flared brass signal horn with a reed to the mouthpiece, two eyes for a cord and engraved for the maker J. Higham Ltd Manchester". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, very loud and complete and in good and working order.

11" long.

Mouth 2.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 156.00


Brass Signal Horn HH34



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: 300.00


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



Whites Oil Feeder OC52
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: 145.00


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


LM & SR Cast Iron Plaque R75



GWR Cast Iron Signal Box Finial R74
GWR Cast Iron Signal Box Finial R74
Original, quality 1920's large cast iron signal box finial from the 'Great Western Railway' line. This example has a hole to the casting and a short hairline crack neither in detriment to the finial. All in the old paint and complete otherwise. A larger finial than most found.

29" tall.

9" base diam.

12" widest.

 
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Price: 185.00


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: 350.00


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: 185.00


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: 135.00


GWR Hair Brush R71



Midland Railway Cast Iron Sign R69
Midland Railway Cast Iron Sign R69
Original, quality late 19th century heavy cast iron Midland Railway Notice with embossed detail referring to prosection of trespassers upon the railway and works and James Williams Securatary June 1893. This example has a border in relief, six bolt holes for mounting and old scruffy white on black paint. Complete and in good order.

26.5" x 20.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 400.00


Southern Railway Enamel Sign R68
Original, quality 1920's vertical enamel sign with black text on a white background detailing Southern Railway Notice with much detail finishing with, "By Order" and "Waterloo Station 1925". This clean and bright sign does have minor chipping to the enamel around the edges, but otherwise all is complete and in good order.

17.75" x 11.75".

 
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Price: 230.00


Southern Railway Enamel Sign R68



Brass Locomotive Name Plate
Brass Locomotive Name Plate "Sir Hesketh Bell" R66
Original, quality large cast brass locomotive name plate issued in 1954 on a 60 Class Garrett steam locomotive number 6002 and supplied to the East African Railways. These were known as 'Governor Class' as each of the locomotives were named after a British Governor of the, then, East African Territories.

This plate was removed from the locomotive in 1969 and sold off in 1970. A fantastic piece of provenance included with this plate are the specification details on original East African Railways headed paper signed by the Chief Mechanical Engineer J. Mimano dated April 1970.

This name plate in cast brass has 6 bolt holes for mounting and the old original red painted background colour and note is very heavy.

Dimensions: 57.5" x 6.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 3,500.00


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 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


L & SWR Enamel No 4 R63



Railway Signal Cast Iron Finial R58
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.

9" widest.

 
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Price: 115.00


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".

Lead only 16" x 14" x 2".

 
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Price: 95.00


Large Stokers Coke Shovel R53



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/

3" tall.

Price is for per set of two pieces. 
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Price: 45.00


Stockton and Darlington Railway Centenary Cup and Saucer 2 available R48



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 and 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 300.00


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


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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