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Tin Cash Box with Key CB8
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 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: 78.00


Tin Cash Box CB5



Brass Fist and Bar Drawer Handles, 3 available CK404
Brass Fist and Bar Drawer Handles, 3 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


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.

Total 5" tall.

 
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Price: 185.00


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.

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


George Price Brass Safe Keyhole Surround KC498
Original, quality late 19th century very decorative cast brass safe manufacturer, makers plate and keyhole cover. This example is embossed "George Price's of Wolverhampton Treble Patent Fire Resisting" and on the sliding keyhole cover "Prize Medal 1862 for Safes & Locks". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8.5" x 5.25" x 0.5".

Keyhole 0.75" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


George Price Brass Safe Keyhole Surround KC498



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 11 available KC394
J Tann Brass Keyhole with Cover 11 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


Hamilton & 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 & Co Brass Keyhole with Cover, 2 available KC388



Small Fireproof Safe with Stand S176
Small Fireproof Safe with Stand S176
Original, quality late 19th century smaller than average fireproof safe in the original paintwork inside and out. The brass fittings are all the original and have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This super small example has brown paint with yellow coach lining to the exterior and pale green to the interior and has the original very sturdy wooden stand made to suit. The locks have been fully overhauled and two keys are included for the door and one for the inner drawer. Some old stains to the top surface otherwise all is complete and in super original condition and in good working order.

Safe exterior 19.5" tall x 13.75" x 14" front to back plus stand 15" tall.

Interior 11.5" tall x 9" x 11.5", plus drawer.

 
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Price: 850.00


Marcol Fireproof Safe S175
Original, quality 1920's / 30's fireproof safe, sandblasted, stove enamelled black to the exterior and cold painted primer grey to the inside. This super clean safe has the original chromed fittings to the door with a 'T' bar handle an oval keyhole cover and the nameplate detailing "Marcol Safe Fire & Thief Resisting & British Made". The lock to the door has been fully overhauled and has two replacement keys made to suit. The original interior drawers are missing but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order and very, very clean.

Exterior 25.5" tall x 19" wide plus 18" front to back.

Interior 14.5" tall x 12" wide and 11" front to back plus drawer space.

 
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Price: 750.00


Marcol Fireproof Safe S175



Chubb Fireproof Safe S174
Chubb Fireproof Safe S174
Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe sandblasted and stove enamelled black to the exterior and cold painted primer grey to the interior, the brass fittings are the original and the brass plaque details the maker "Chubbs St Pauls Churchyard London". The interior has two replacement steel shelves made to suit. The brass fittings 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 supplied for the door. All is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 24" tall x 18.25" wide plus 18" front to back.

Interior 17.5" x 11.5" plus 11" front to back.

 
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Price: 850.00


Cross Bros Fireproof Safe S163
Original, quality circa 1900, fireproof safe, stove enamelled black to the outside and cold painted primer grey inside. The locks to the door and drawer have been fully overhauled and two keys are supplied for the door and one for the drawer. The brass fittings are all the original and have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The circular maker's plate is embossed "Cross Bros Ltd, XL Safe". The centre section of the keyhole cover will slide to the right to gain access for the key and all is complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 24" tall x 17" wide x 16" front to back.

Interior 13.5" tall x 10.25" wide x 9" front to back plus the drawer.

 
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Price: 750.00


Cross Bros Fireproof Safe S163



Ratners Fireproof Safe S156
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 and 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: 750.00


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


Warners Safe Cure Bottle SJ270



Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP200
Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP200
Original, quality 1920's heavy cast brass circular safe plate originally from a fireproof strongroom door. This example is embossed "Ratner Safe Co Ltd London Fire Resisting" and has two bolt holes for mounting. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

7.75" x 3/8" front to back.

 
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Price: 78.00


Milner's Brass Safe Plate SP199
Original, quality late 19th century heavy cast brass circular nameplate originally on a fireproof strong room door. This good example is embossed for the safe manufacturer "Milner's patent improved fire-resisting and strong Holdfast safe". This model has a ribbon swag to each side with a bolt hole for mounting and the Royal Coat of Arms. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

8.5" tall x 10" wide x 0.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 95.00


Milner's Brass Safe Plate SP199



Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP198
Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP198
Original, quality 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped cast pink brass safe plate with two screw holes for mounting and embossed for the manufacturer "Ratner London". Originally from a firepoof safe door. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 2.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Webley & Co Brass Safeplate SP197
Original, quality 1920's cast brass rectangular shaped nameplate originally from a fire resistent safe door. This example has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and is embossed for the manufacturer "A. Webley & Co Ltd, West Bromwich England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.75" x 3" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Webley & Co Brass Safeplate SP197



Milners Brass Safe Plate SP195
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


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


Safe-Man Brass Safe Plate SP194



Thomas Perry Brass Safe Plate SP192
Thomas Perry Brass Safe Plate SP192
Original, quality late 19th century pressed brass safe makers' plate in a circular form with a phoenix rising from the flames above. The embossed detail includes "Thomas Perry & Son Ltd Highfields Works, Bilston, Fire Resisting Improved Safe". This example has two screw 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.

8.5" x 5.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


J. Cartwright & Son Brass Safe Plate SP191
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped brass makers' plate originally fixed to the door of a Fireproof Safe. This example is impressed "J. Cartwright & Sons, Makers, West Bromwich England" and "est. 1844". Has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

5.5" x 3.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


J. Cartwright & Son Brass Safe Plate SP191



J. Cartwright & Son Enamel Safe Plate SP190
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


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


Phillips & Son Brass Safe Plate SP188



Thomas Perry Brass Safe Plate SP186
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


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 Tanns Cast Iron Safe Plate SP175



Skidmore Brass Safe Plate SP172
Skidmore Brass Safe Plate SP172
Original, quality 1920's diamond shaped sheet brass safe manufacturer makers plate, impressed "Skidmore's Bent Steel Safes Established 1850". This example has two screw holes for mounting and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, complete and in good order.

7" x 4.25".

 
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Price: 25.00


Withy Grove Stores Brass Safe Plate SP163
Original, quality 1920's cast brass maker's plaque from the door of a fireproof safe. This shield shaped example is embossed "Withy Grove Stores Ltd Manchester, Bent Steel Safe" and has two screw holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5.5" x 4.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Withy Grove Stores Brass Safe Plate SP163



Tidmarsh Harvey Brass Safe Plate SP157
Tidmarsh Harvey Brass Safe Plate SP157
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass shield shaped safe manufacturer is 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



John Tann Chromed Safe Plate SP150
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


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


T. Perry Brass Safe Plate SP140



Brass Safe Plate SP139
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


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


Hobbs, Hart Brass Safe Plate SP125



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


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


Withy Grove Stores Brass Safe Plate SP104



Phillip's Brass Safe Plate SP72
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

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