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Tin Cash Box with Key CB10
Tin Cash Box with Key CB10
Original, quality late 19th century steel cash box in the original bright paintwork with a lift-out inner cash tray with three compartments and a lock with the key. The hinged lid has a curved back and front and the original carrying handle to the top. The interior has a brass lock to the front impressed "English Made Lever Lock", "Secure 2 Lever" and "N.S & Co". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

12" x 7" x 5" tall.

 
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Price: 78.00


Tin Cash Box with Key CB8
Original, quality late 19th century tin cash box with the original key and lift out inner tray for coins etc. This super example has a brass lifting handle and the original wood grained paintwork with faux brass straps around. Complete and in good and working order.

10" x 6" x 3.75".

 
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Price: 95.00


Tin Cash Box with Key CB8



Tin Cash Box CB5
Tin Cash Box CB5
Original, quality, late 19th century, small tin cash box in the form of a miniature tin travelling trunk. The original scrumbled bright orange / tan coloured paintwork has been retained to the outside, although a faded on the top. The interior is in Japanned black and originally had a lift out tray fitted. The brass mortice lock is stamped "Patent Lever" inside and out and "London", a replacement key has been cut to suit. The cast brass carry handle to the top is rather decorative, but also does the job well. A most unusual cash box, complete and in good and working order, with just the lift out tray missing. The brass has been polished and lacquered.

9" x 6".

3.75" tall with handle down.

 
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Price: 78.00


Brass Fist and Bar Drawer Handles, 2 available CK404
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass drawer handles in the form of a fist clutching a round bar. Replacement threaded brass bolts and steel washers have been fitted and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. These were probably from the drawers of a secure filing cabinet for they are very similar to the larger handles on Fireproof Safes manufactured by T & S Withers. Complete and in good and working order.

2" wide x 1.5" front to back exposed with 1" threaded bolts.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Fist and Bar Drawer Handles, 2 available CK404



Brass Ring Door Pull DP431
Brass Ring Door Pull DP431
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass drop ring handle originally from a strongroom door, now converted for use as a door pull or turning handle. The circular brass backplate is a replacement made to suit as is the threaded square bar which will fit a standard mortice or rim lock or latch. All is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 3.25" diam.

Handle 4.5" wide x 3.5" tall.

Total 5" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


Wilsons Unpickable Safe Key K165
Original, quality late 19th century Wilsons unpickable safe door key. Very unusual to find these. Complete and in good order.

3 1/8" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wilsons Unpickable Safe Key K165



Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K110
Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K110
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron key for a strongbox. This example of an unusual pattern has a hollow shaft to fit over a guide pin and a "Georgian bow" grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

4.25" long.

Bow 1.5" wide.

 
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Price: 56.00


J Tann Chromed Keyhole with Cover KC397
Original, quality 1920's chromed on brass keyhole surround, with a swinging cover originally from the door of a fireproof safe. This example is detailed to the cover "J. Tann No 117 Newgate Street London EC". The backplate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order.

2.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


J Tann Chromed Keyhole with Cover KC397



Ratner Chromed Keyhole with Cover, 3 available KC396
Ratner Chromed Keyhole with Cover, 3 available KC396
Original, quality post war, chromed finish on cast brass, keyhole surround, with a swinging cover. The backplate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and the cover is embossed "Ratner tel no City 2309". This example was originally from the door of a fireproof safe.

2.25" x 2".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


J Tann Brass Keyhole with Cover, 9 available KC394
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass keyhole surround with a swinging cover embossed " J. Tann No 117 Newgate Street London E.C.". This example originally fitted to the door of a fireproof safe, has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and a fairly small keyhole. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

2.25" tall x 1.25" wide.

Keyhole 0.75" tall.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


J Tann Brass Keyhole with Cover, 9 available KC394



Brass Chubb Plaque NP408
Brass Chubb Plaque NP408
Original, quality late 19th century thick sheet brass nameplate with inlaid detail of "CHUBB" in upper cased text and infilled black. I guess this relates to "Chubb" Safes or Fire Equipment. This clean example has two bolt holes for mounting, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

13" x 4".

 
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Price: 156.00


Arthur Moss Fireproof Safe S189
Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe in the original paintwork and with the original brass fittings to the door. The makers' plaque details "Arthur H Moss Gornal near Dudley" and the swinging keyhole cover details "Unpickable Lock". All has been cleaned and lacquered, the lock has been fully overhauled and apart from the lower inner drawer missing, all is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 24" tall x 18" plus 18" front to back.

Interior 14" tall over gap from drawer space.

Interior 12" x 12" front to back.

 
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Price: 950.00


Arthur Moss Fireproof Safe S189



John B. Field Fireproof Safe S187
John B. Field Fireproof Safe S187
Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe, sandblasted and stove enamelled black to the exterior and cold painted grey to the inside. This superb example has all the original brass fittings to the door. The brass plate to the front of the door details the manufacturer "John B. Field 153 G & Charles St Birmingham". The lock mechanism to the door has been fully overhauled and has two replacement keys made to suit and the inner drawers each have one key each. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior tall 30" x 21" x 20" front to back.

Interior 20" tall x 15.5" x 14" front to back above drawers.

 
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Price: 850.00


Milners Fireproof Safe S178
Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe, sandblasted stove enamelled black to the exterior and cold painted grey to the inside. This superb example has all the original brass fittings to the door and the original paintwork to the inner door panel with a superb original promotional illustration of the range of safes manufactured at the time. The brass plates to the front of the door all detail the manufacturer "Milners' of Liverpool & London" and the large circular plate has the Royal Coat of Arms. The lock mechanism to the door has been fully overhauled and has two replacement keys made to suit. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 24" tall x 18" wide plus 19.5" front to back including hinges.

Interior 18" tall x 12" wide plus 10.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 850.00


Milners Fireproof Safe S178



Warners Safe Cure Bottle SJ270
Warners Safe Cure Bottle SJ270
Original, quality 1920's amber coloured glass medicine bottle embossed to the front "Warners Safe Cure London" and with a "Trade Mark" detail of a safe. Complete and in good order.

9.5" x 3.75" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


J. Cartwright Brass Safe Plate SP216
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped brass makers' plaque originally from the door of a fireproof safe. This example is impressed "J. Cartwright & Son Makers', Estd 1844, West Bromwich England", and with the Eagle and "trade mark". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5.5" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


J. Cartwright Brass Safe Plate SP216



Baffle Brass Safe Plate SP215
Baffle Brass Safe Plate SP215
Original, quality 1920's cast brass rectangular shaped nameplate with canted corners. This example was originally fitted to the door of a fireproof safe, is embossed "Baffle Patent Fire-Proof Safe, Trade Mark" and has two bolt holes for mounting. Complete and in good order.

3.75" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


John Tanns Brass Safe Plate SP211
Original, quality 1920's circular cast brass safe manufacturer's plate originally from the door of a fireproof safe. This example is embossed John Tann's Commerical Safe, Anchor Reliance & 12 Corner Bent" and has three countersunk screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

7.25" diam x 0.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


John Tanns Brass Safe Plate SP211



Walker & Worsey Brass Safe Plate SP205
Walker & Worsey Brass Safe Plate SP205
Original, quality late 19th century circular cast brass safe plate originally a surround of the keyhole on a fireproof safe door. This example is embossed for the safe manufacturer co. "Walker & Worsey Birmingham Fire & Thief Resisting, Triumph Safe Works Sedgley". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5.75" diam.

0.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 68.00


Milners Brass Safe Plate SP195
Original, quality late 19th century large cast brass manufacturer's plate originally from a fireproof safe door. This example is embossed with The Royal Coat of Arms & "Milners 212 Patent Fire Resisting Strong Holdfast Safe" and has two bolt holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9" tall x 10.25" wide x 0.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Milners Brass Safe Plate SP195



Safe-Man Brass Safe Plate SP194
Safe-Man Brass Safe Plate SP194
Original, quality 1920's circular pressed brass makers' plate, originally fixed to the door of a fireproof safe. This example is impressed by "Wat Tyler Regd Safe-Man Vauxhall London S.W." and has two screw holes for mounting. The recessed areas have been painted green and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order.

4 7/8" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


J. Cartwright & Son Enamel Safe Plate SP190
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped enamelled safe manufacturers maker's plate. This example was originally fitted to and fireproof safe door and has yellow text on a green background detailing "J. Cartwright & Son, Makers' West Bromwich England. Established 1844". A bright clean plaque with two countersunk screw holes for mounting, the first we have seen in enamel and complete and in good order.

5.25" x 3.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


J. Cartwright & Son Enamel Safe Plate SP190



Phillips & Son Brass Safe Plate SP188
Phillips & Son Brass Safe Plate SP188
Original, quality circa 1900, circular pressed brass safe makers' plate originally from the door of a fireproof safe. This example has been decorated in a green paint applied to the recessed area. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5 3/8" diam x 0.25".

 
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Price: 36.00


Thomas Perry Brass Safe Plate SP186
Original, quality late 19th century circular pressed brass safe makers' plate originally from the door of a fireproof safe. This example has been decorated in a green paint applied to the recessed area. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

6" diam x 0.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Thomas Perry Brass Safe Plate SP186



John Tanns Cast Iron Safe Plate SP175
John Tanns Cast Iron Safe Plate SP175
Original, quality circa 1900, rectangular shaped cast iron safe manufacturer makers plate embossed "John Tann 11 Newgate Street London". This example has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and has been cleaned and lacquered. Complete and in good order.

7.25" x 2.75" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 36.00


John Tann Chromed Safe Plate SP150
Original, quality 1920's/30's chrome on cast brass nameplate from the door of a fireproof safe. This example details "John Tann", a manufacturer of safes, and "reliance" with an anchor behind. This plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and is complete and in good order.

6.75" x 3" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


John Tann Chromed Safe Plate SP150



T. Perry Brass Safe Plate SP140
T. Perry Brass Safe Plate SP140
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped sheet brass safe makers' plate with two screw holes for mounting. This example is impressed "Thomas Perry and Son Ltd, Fire and Thief Resisting Safe Bilston" and infilled in black and red type. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

5" tall x 6.75" wide.

 
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Price: 45.00

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