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Cash Box with Alarm CB6
Cash Box with Alarm CB6
Original, quality 1930's, steel cash box in the original simulated 'wood veneered' paintwork. This very clean example, with the original key, also has the original red paintwork to the interior, a lift out tray and a concealed alarm system under the false floor powered by replaceable batteries. Turn the key once to lock and twice to set the alarm and when the box is picked up the alarm is set off. Not only is the paintwork original inside and out, the original paper purchase receipt was stored in the battery area and dated December 19th 1933. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 7.5" and 5.25" tall.  
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Price: 185.00


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" and 3.75" tall with handle down. 
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Price: 95.00


Tin Cash Box CB5



Brass Fist and Bar Drawer Handles, 4 available CK404
Brass Fist and Bar Drawer Handles, 4 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. Price is for each. 2" wide x 1.5" front to back exposed with 1" threaded bolts. 
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Price: 68.00


Antique Brass Ring Door Pull DP432
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 backplate has two concealed countersunk screw holes for mounting, and the threaded square bar is a replacement made to suit and to fit a standard mortice or rim lock or latch. The reverse of the handle is impressed for the original maker of the safe / strongroom "Chatwood's Bolton". All is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3.25" diam, handle 4.75" wide x 4" tall and total 5" tall.  
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Price: 230.00


Antique Brass Ring Door Pull DP432



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 and total 5" tall.  
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Price: 230.00


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 and bow 1.5" wide. 
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Price: 56.00


Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K110



J Tann Chromed Keyhole with Cover KC397
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


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


Ratner Chromed Keyhole with Cover, 3 available KC396



J Tann Brass Keyhole with Cover 9 available KC394
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 and keyhole 0.75" tall. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Hobbs and Co Brass Keyhole with Cover KC390
Original, quality late 1920's circular cast brass safe makers' plate with an integral keyhole with a slide up cover. This example has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, was originally from a door on a fireproof safe and is embossed "Hobbs and Co 76 Cheapside London, Protector Lock" All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 3" diam.  
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Price: 65.00


Hobbs and Co Brass Keyhole with Cover KC390



Chatwoods Brass Keyhole with Cover KC389
Chatwoods Brass Keyhole with Cover KC389
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass safe makers' plate with an integral keyhole and cover, originally fitted to the door of a fireproof safe. This example has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and a slide up circular keyhole cover embossed with the Royal Coat of Arms. The backplate is embossed "Chatwood's Treble Patent of Bolton" and the outer frame is in the form of a laurel wreath. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 4.5" diam.  
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Price: 85.00


Hamilton and Co Brass Keyhole with Cover, 2 available KC388
Original, quality circular cast brass safe makers' plate circa 1900 with a keyhole to the centre, a swinging cover and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. This example originally was on a fireproof safe door and is embossed "Hamilton and Co's Patent, Eccentric Lever Lock, Makers to the Royal Mint, London" and with The Royal Coat of Arms to the centre around the keyhole. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 4" diam.  
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Price: 45.00


Hamilton and Co Brass Keyhole with Cover, 2 available KC388



Pair of Chromed Chubb Plaques NP270
Pair of Chromed Chubb Plaques NP270
Pair of original, quality 1920's / 30's chrome on brass plaques originally on a "Chubb Fire Cabinet". One is detailed as such and has the Royal appointment Coat of Arms, and the other is detailed "A Cabinet of this design has been tested and certified by the National Fire Brigade Association as providing "Full Protection Class A". Each plaque has two screw holes for mounting and are complete and in good order. One 3.75" x 2.75" tall and two 3.25" x 2.75" tall.  
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Price: 85.00


Milners Fireproof Safe S160
Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe, stove enamelled black to the outside, with the original green finish to the interior, but sadly lacking the two interior drawers. The interior can be repainted in cold painted primer grey if required at no extra cost, still saving the transfer of course. The lock to the door has been fully overhauled and now has two replacement keys cut to fit. The brass fittings to the door are all original with a 'T' bar handle, a swinging keyhole cover detailing "Milners' Safe, powder proof, solid lock Liverpool & London" and the large embossed circular maker's plate detailing "Milners Patent Fire Resisting". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and apart from the drawers missing all is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 26" tall x 20" x 20" front to back. Interior 15" x 13.75" x 11" front to back plus drawer spaces. 
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Price: 850.00


Milners Fireproof Safe S160



Large W. Marr Fireproof Safe S159
Large W. Marr Fireproof Safe S159
Original, quality late 19th century large fireproof safe, stove enamelled black to the exterior and cold painted primer grey to the inside, with the original brass fittings. This super large example has a shelf to the top inside and two drawers. The door has a hexagonal keyhole cover with a secret catch to gain access with the key and a large drop ring pull handle. The locks have been fully overhauled, each drawer has a separate key and the door has two and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be remove at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. A good large, heavy safe. Exterior 40.5" x 24" x 21.75" front to back. Interior 21" tall x 17.5" and 15.75" front to back plus the drawers. 
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Price: 1,600.00


Withy Grove Stores Fireproof Safe S158
Original, quality 1920's small fireproof safe stove enamelled black to the outside and cold painted primer grey inside. This example has a drawer to the floor inside and all the original brass fittings inside and out. The locks have been fully overhauled with one key for the drawer and two for the door. The cast brass oval plaque to the outside is embossed "Withy Grove Stores established 1850 Liverpool". The handle to the door is a brass 'T' bar with a circular backplate and the keyhole has a swinging cover. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 19.75" tall x 15" and 14.25" front to back. Interior 11" tall x 10" and 7.5" front to back plus drawer. 
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Price: 750.00


Withy Grove Stores Fireproof Safe S158



Hipkins Small Fireproof Safe S157
Hipkins Small Fireproof Safe S157
Original, quality 1920's small fireproof safe in the original paintwork inside and out. The exterior is very, very dark green almost black to the top, back and sides and the door is more natural green with original red coachlining. The interior is again in original paint in a contrasting light green with a small drawer to the floor and an original transfer for the supplier / retailer in Liverpool and the drawer has brass fittings and one key. The door has retained all its original brass fittings with a drop bar handle, a sliding up keyhole cover with an embossed coat of arms and a circular pressed brass maker's plate in the original matt gilt finish detailing "E. Hipkins & Co Kateshill Works Dudley" and with an embossed coat of arms matching the keyhole cover. The brass handle and key cover have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The locks have been fully overhauled and two keys are provided for the door and all is complete and in good and working order. A real beauty. Exterior 19.75" tall x 13.75" and 15.25" front to back. Interior 10" tall x 7.5" and 7.25" front to back plus drawer. 
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Price: 750.00


Ratners Fireproof Safe S156
Original, quality late 19th century Fireproof Safe with the exterior stove enamelled gloss black and the interior cold painted primer grey. The original brass fittings have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the lock has been fully overhauled with two replacement keys cut to fit. The plaque is detailed "Patent Ratner Fire Resisting Safe London". The drawer is missing, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 26" tall x 20" wide + 19.75" front to back. Interior 19" tall x 13.5" wide and 12.5" front to back including the space of missing drawer. 
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Price: 850.00


Ratners Fireproof Safe S156



Perry and Son Fireproof Safe S154
Perry and Son Fireproof Safe S154
Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe with the exterior sandblasted and stove enamelled gloss black and cold painted primer grey inside. The brass fittings are all the original to the inner drawers and the door and have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The locks have been fully overhauled and have two keys for the door and one each for the drawers. The brass plaque is embossed for the manufacturer "Thomas Perry & Son Ltd High Fields Works, Bilston". All is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 28" tall x 22.75" wide and 22" front to back. Interior 18.5" tall over two drawers. 16.5" wide and 15" front to back. 
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Price: 850.00


S.F. Turner Brass Safe Plate SP158
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass safe manufacturer's plate with two holes for mounting and detailed "S.F. Turner Ltd Wellington Works, Dudley", "Established 1840" and with a "Salamander" logo to the lower section. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5.25" x 4.5". 
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Price: 56.00


S.F. Turner Brass Safe Plate SP158



Tidmarsh Harvey Brass Safe Plate SP157
Tidmarsh Harvey Brass Safe Plate SP157
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass shield shaped safe manufacturer plate with two holes for mounting and detailed for "Tidmarsh Harvey & Co, Bankers & Constructional Engineers Villiers Security London & Wolverhampton". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 5.25" x 5.25". 
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Price: 68.00


John Port Brass Safe Plate SP155
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass safe manufacturer plate in a window shape. This unusual example has a coat of arms in deep relief above embossed text detailing "By Her Majesty Royal Letters Patent" and "John Port patent safe manufacturer's Mill St Ancoats Manchester". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. The first we have seen. 6.25" tall x 7" wide. 
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Price: 115.00


John Port Brass Safe Plate SP155



Grove and Son Brass Safe Plate SP154
Grove and Son Brass Safe Plate SP154
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped cast brass safe manufacturer's nameplate embossed with the details "Manufactured by J. Grove & Son Birmingham England, Defiance Safe Works Late with Chubbs". This dished example has two screw holes for mounting, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed a no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 
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Price: 56.00


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



Birmingham Safe Co Brass Safe Plate Cover SP147
Birmingham Safe Co Brass Safe Plate Cover SP147
Original, quality 1920's cast brass oval safe makers' plate originally from the door of a fireproof safe. This example has two screw holes for mounting and a cushioned face with embossed detail "The Birmingham Safe Co Birmingham", with a shield shaped logo to the centre. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 3.75" tall and 5.5" wide. 
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Price: 45.00


Milners Brass Safe Plate SP146
Original, quality late 19th century circular cast brass safe makers' plate with two screw holes for mounting and a very detailed embossed design of a Royal Coat of Arms above various blacksmith' etc. working armour, also "Milners London and Liverpool" in a narrow ribbon swag. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 6" diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Milners Brass Safe Plate SP146



T. Withers Cast Iron Safe Plate SP145
T. Withers Cast Iron Safe Plate SP145
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped cast iron safe makers' plate from the inside of the door on a fireproof safe. This example is embossed "T. Withers and Son and Sons Estd 1855, Manufacturer West Bromwich. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 3" tall x 4" wide. 
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Price: 23.00


J Cartwright Brass Safe Plate SP142
Original, quality rectangular shaped cast brass safe makers' plate circa 1900 with canted corners and two screw holes for mounting. This super example originally from the door of a fireproof safe is embossed "Jacob Cartwright, Maker estab. 1844 West Bromwich". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 3.25" tall and 5.25" wide. 
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Price: 23.00


J Cartwright Brass Safe Plate SP142



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


Brass Safe Plate SP139
Original, quality 19th century cast brass safe makers' plate from the door of a fireproof safe, with two screw holes for mounting. This superb example has very detailed embossed details of a two door safe surround by flames with a registration design lozenge beneath and "Warranted Fire Resisting, Registered Nov 16th 1883 ". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.7.25" tall and 7" wide. 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Safe Plate SP139



Chubb Brass Safe Plate SP134
Chubb Brass Safe Plate SP134
Original, quality 1920's cast brass safe makers' plate from the door of a fireproof safe, with two screw holes for mounting. This example is embossed "Standard Quality Safe Chubb Lock and Safe Makers' 128, Queen Victoria St London". Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5" wide x 3.5" tall.  
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Price: 34.00


Chubb Chromed Safe Plate SP129
Original, quality 1930's, chrome on cast brass safe plate, originally on the inside of the door on a fireproof safe. This example is embossed "by Royal Appointment Chubb Lock and Safe Maker, 128 Queen Victoria St London" and has two holes for mounting. Appears unused and now polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and compete and in good order. 4.75" x 3.5".  
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Price: 34.00


Chubb Chromed Safe Plate SP129



Hobbs, Hart Brass Safe Plate SP125
Hobbs, Hart Brass Safe Plate SP125
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped safe manufacturer's plate in cast pink brass, originally from the door of a fireproof safe. This superb example has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, chamfered edges, canted corners and is detailed in black infilled text "Hobbs, Hart and Co Ltd Patentees and Manufacturers London. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 8" x 5".  
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Price: 85.00


Milners Chromed Safe Plate SP122
Original, quality 1920's, chrome on cast brass safe makers' plate, from a fireproof safe door or strongroom. This example unusual to find in chrome has the Royal Coat of Arms embossed to the centre and for the maker of the safe "Milners Patent Fire Resisting and Thief Resisting Safe, List 3" and has two screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 6.75" tall, 8" wide and 0.25" front to back.  
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Price: 56.00


Milners Chromed Safe Plate SP122



Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP120
Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP120
Original, quality 1920's, oval shaped cast brass maker's plaque from a fireproof safe door. This example is embossed "Patent Ratner, Fire and Thief Resisting Safe, London" and it has two screw holes for mounting, all has has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 6" x 4.5".  
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Price: 45.00


Ratner's Safe Plate SP109
Original, quality 1920's circular brass maker's plate originally from a strongroom door. This convex shaped example has deep embossed details for the safe makers "Ratner Safe Company Ltd, Banker's Engineers, London". All has been polished and lacquered although the lacquer can be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 8" diameter x 1.25". 
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Price: 65.00


Ratner's Safe Plate SP109



Withy Grove Stores Brass Safe Plate SP104
Withy Grove Stores Brass Safe Plate SP104
Original, quality, 1920's, oval shaped, cast brass maker's plate from a fireproof safe door, detailing 'Withy Grove Stores Manchester' and with two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 6.5" x 3.5". 
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Price: 45.00


Phillip's Brass Safe Plate SP72
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass safe plate and handle backplate from a fireproof safe door. Embossed for the manufacturer "Phillip's and Son Birmingham" and with a good Royal coat of arms to the top. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 8.25" x 5".  
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Price: 65.00


Phillip's Brass Safe Plate SP72

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