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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


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


Chatwoods Brass Keyhole with Cover KC389



Hamilton and Co Brass Keyhole with Cover, 2 available KC388
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


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


Pair of Chromed Chubb Plaques NP270



A P Jordan Fireproof Safe S168
A P Jordan Fireproof Safe S168
Original, quality 1920's fireproof safe, stove enamelled black to the outside and cold painted primer grey to the interior. 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 maker's plate details "A.P Jordan & Co Drayton Street Works Wolverhampton". The top surface has two small dents to two corners, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Exterior 24" x 16.25" wide and 14.75" front to back. Interior 14.5" x 10.5" and 9.5" drawer space. 
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Price: 650.00


S. Withers Fireproof Safe S167
Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe stove enamelled black to the outside and with the original blue paint and transfer to the 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 maker's plate details "S. Withers & Co West Bromwich" and the swinging keyhole cover has the same details. All is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 24" tall x 18" wide x 17" front to back. Interior 18.5" tall x 12" wide x 10" front to back. 
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Price: 850.00


S. Withers Fireproof Safe S167



Original Paintwork Fireproof Safe S164
Original Paintwork Fireproof Safe S164
Original, quality late 19th century fireproof safe, smaller than most we find and in the original paintwork inside and out. This good and heavy example has been fitted originally with two slide out velvet lined wooden jewellery drawers. The lock is a Bramah Lock with two keys which has been fully overhauled as has the rest of the safe. The drop 'T' bar handle and keyhole cover have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The swinging brass keyhole cover is stamped "J.T. Needs Late J. Bramah, 124 Piccadilly & 100 New Bond St" (London). Complete and in good and working order. Exterior 18" tall x 14" wide x 14.25" front to back. Interior 11.5" tall x 7.5" wide x 9" 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: 850.00


Cross Bros Fireproof Safe S163



Milners Fireproof Safe S160
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


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



Withy Grove Stores Brass Safe Plate SP163
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


Tann's Brass Safe Plate SP162
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass maker's plaque from the door of a fireproof safe. This example has a tablet shaped surround with three countersunk screw holes for mounting and is embossed "Tann's Defiance Safe Works London" and has the Royal Coat of Arms above. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 7.75" tall x 6.25" x 0.25" front to back. 
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Price: 85.00


Tann's Brass Safe Plate SP162



Lumby's Brass Safe Plate SP161
Lumby's Brass Safe Plate SP161
Original, quality 1920's cast brass maker's plate from a fireproof safe door. This shield shaped example is embossed "Lumby's Halifax England, Fire & Burglar Proof Safe Manufacturers". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 5.25" x 5" wide and 0.25" front to back. 
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Price: 68.00


Stephen Cox Brass Safe Plate SP160
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass maker's plate from a fireproof safe door. This super example in a shield shape has two screw holes for mounting and is embossed "Stephen Cox & Son, Iron & Steel Safe Engineers Sedgley". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 5.5" x 4.75" x 0.25" front to back. 
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Price: 68.00


Stephen Cox Brass Safe Plate SP160



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



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



Milners Brass Safe Plate SP146
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


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



Milners Chromed Safe Plate SP122
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


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 Brass Safe Plate SP120



Ratner's Safe Plate SP109
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


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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