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W. H Smith Shop Light with Bracket A130
W. H Smith Shop Light with Bracket A130
Original, quality 1950's advertising, electric lightbox with the original blacksmith made wrought iron wall bracket. The lightbox has a repeated illustration of a Newspaper Boy with a basket of Newspapers in a W.H Smith uniform and cap and the 'WHS' logo to the bottom corner. One side panel is glazed in white glass the underside is in clear glass and the other side has a hinged cover to access for changing the bulbs. This unit has been rewired with two new bulb holders and three core exterior covered flex. Although this unit is not designed for outdoor use so presumably it was used originally, either inside the shop window or elsewhere in the shop or perhaps in a shopping centre. The original blacksmith wrought iron wall bracket is generally in good order, although it has many old coats of paint and would benefit being stripped and repainted. A wonderful find in amazing condition. Another incredible enamelled W.H Smith sign on bracket may well be available ref code S316.

Lightbox 15.5" x 9.5" x 4.5".

Bracket 25" x 25" x 1.5" x 1.5".

Total drop with sign on bracket 29".

 
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Price: 2,500.00


Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Original, quality 1920's, Bentwood chair for use by customers in a retail shop. This chair is in the original finish and has embossed detail to the backrail "Agent for the Holdfast brand boots and shoes", "EWP and Co trademark" and with a knotted rope logo. The seat panel is also embosssed with a pattern and the underside has retained the original paper label for the maker of the chair Thonet. A very hard to find advertising chair, complete and in super condition.

35" tall at back.

19" tall to top of seat.

16" wide.

17.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 365.00


Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63



Shop Door Bell B247
Shop Door Bell B247
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring, brass peg and bracket made to suit. When fitted as the pictures, to the back of the shop door, this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. 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.

When mounted 6" tall.

9" front to back.

Bell mouth 3".

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B246
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring, brass peg and bracket made to suit. When fitted as the pictures, to the back of the shop door, this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. 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.

When mounted 6" tall.

10" front to back.

Bell mouth 3.25".

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B246



Shop Door Bell B245
Shop Door Bell B245
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring, brass peg and bracket made to suit. When fitted as the pictures, to the back of the shop door, this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. 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.

When mounted 6" tall.

9" front to back.

Bell mouth 3".

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B243
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring, brass peg and bracket made to suit. When fitted as the pictures, to the back of the shop door, this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. 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.

When mounted 6" tall.

9" front to back.

Bell mouth 2.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B243



Shop Door Bell B242
Shop Door Bell B242
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring, brass peg and bracket made to suit. When fitted as the pictures, to the back of the shop door, this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift of the bracket when not required. 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. The bell is embossed "9 & B" to the shoulder.

When mounted 7" tall.

9" front to back.

Bell mouth 3".

 
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Price: 68.00


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets B113
Original, quality pair of unused 1920's shop window brass pole brackets in the original matt gilt finish. Each backplate has three screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2" tall x 3" wide.

1" front to back.

 
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Price: 36.00


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets B113



Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112
Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112
Original, quality pair of unused 1920's shop window brass pole brackets in the original matt gilt finish. Each backplate has four screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2.5" tall x 2.5" wide.

0.5" front to back.

Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 56.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32
Original, quality late 19th century butcher's knife sharpening steel with a nickel ferrule guard and swivel hanging ring and a buffalo horn handle grip. The steel is impressed for a Sheffield maker and is a lot longer than normally found. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all is complete and in good and working order.

22" long including ring x 1.25" wide.

 
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Price: 115.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32



Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31
Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butchers shop, sharpening steel, with a stag horn antler handgrip, a brass safety guard and a brass hanging ring. The smooth iron is impressed for the manufacturer "Taylor eye witness Sheffield". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

17.5" long x 1.25" wide.

 
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Price: 65.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29
Original, quality, late 19th century, butcher's sharpening steel with a cow horn handle, a swivel top brass ring and a fine ribbed tapered steel. The steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the handle is made with four sections of different coloured horn. Cleaned and polished and the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

19" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29



1937 Coronation Diary Blotter CC209
1937 Coronation Diary Blotter CC209
Original, quality unused and very clean diary with blotter pages issued as a souvenir of the Coronation of King Edward VIII which of course did not take place. This example was produced as a promotional item for "N. Nichols Baker & Confectioner of Bell Street Whitchurch Hampshire". Apart from a few very minor scuffs to the cover all is in mint condition and complete and in good order.

10.25" x 8" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Electric Coffee Grinder Container CG49
Original, quality 1920's/30's steel hopper from a grocers' electric coffee grinder. These were used to catch the coffee after the beans had been ground through the machine. This clean example has retained its original red and black painted finish and is complete and in good and working order.

8.5" tall.

16" long.

6" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Electric Coffee Grinder Container CG49



Needle Cabinet DC10
Needle Cabinet DC10
Original, quality late 19th century Haberdashery Shop Counter Cabinet in mahogany with two drawers and a top hinged lid to the third compartment. This cabinet was issued to the retailer stocked with G.L Turneys Best Needles. The top white 'Vitrolite' glass label to the upper section has been replaced with a plain panel, the remains of the original acid etched label is included (see picture) and the two drawers have retained the original etched panels and brass recessed pull handle. All has been cleaned and refinished and is complete and in good and working order, otherwise.

19" x 13" and 10.5" tall.

 
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Price: 585.00


Huge Brass Door Pull Bar DP494
Original, quality 1920's brass huge door pull bar probably from a shop door. This super example has a tubular bar with cast brass cranked supports and finials all mounted on a rectangular shaped sheet brass backplate with sixteen countersunk screw holes for mounting. A wonderful door pull, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 35.75" x 2.75".

Total 35.75" x 5.5".

3.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 385.00


Huge Brass Door Pull Bar DP494



Brass Shoe Shop Display Stand, 2 available DS10
Brass Shoe Shop Display Stand, 2 available DS10
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's brass shoe display stands as used in shoe shops. The base is embossed to the underside "Harris & Sheldon Ltd Birmingham", for the makers and is weighted and the 'T' bar to the top is in twisted brass mounted on a square brass stem. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

6" tall.

3.25" wide at top.

Base 2" diam.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 38.00


Shop Display Hat Stand, 3 similar available DS9
Original, quality circa 1900, shop display hat stands in the original "bronze" finish with an adjustable central stem mounted with material covered blocks. The bases have 'bronze' plated brass covers over a shaped cast iron weighted base with bronze plated stems, which will all polish back to brass if required for no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Bases 4" x 4".

Tallest down as in picture 15.5".

Tallest extended 23.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 115.00


Shop Display Hat Stand, 3 similar available DS9



Brass Coal Scoop F569
Brass Coal Scoop F569
Original, quality late 19th century unused brass coal scoop originally from a shaped brass coal helmet of superb quality. This example has the original turned and ebonised shaped beechwood handle. All is in mint condition with not a dent or blemish in sight and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Could also possibly have been a corn chandler's scoop.

16.5" x 5.75" widest x 6" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


Large Wrought Iron Butchers Hook H33
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made large wrought iron 'S' shaped meat hook. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

10.25" x 3.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Large Wrought Iron Butchers Hook H33



Large Wrought Iron Butchers Hook H32
Large Wrought Iron Butchers Hook H32
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made large wrought iron 'S' shaped meat hook. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

12" x 4" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass, matching letters each with countersunk screw holes for mounting and originally for shop signs, etc. All has been polished and lacquered and are complete and in good order. Letters available: O x 5, R x 1, T x 1 and U x 1.

Each 2.5" x 0.25" front to back.

Price is for each.

Please state which one is required if ordering online.

 
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Price: 10.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18



Cast Iron Flat Iron Stand IS46
Cast Iron Flat Iron Stand IS46
Original, quality 1920's cast iron laundry iron stand / trivot with a pierced floor, three feet and embossed "British" to the upper surface. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

6.75" x 4.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 36.00


Mahogany Milliners Shop Hand Mirror M165
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped milliners or similar shop hand mirror in mahogany. A super shape in super condition.

17.75" x 7.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 135.00


Mahogany Milliners Shop Hand Mirror M165



Butchers Meat Cleaver MC9
Butchers Meat Cleaver MC9
Original, quality late 19th century butchers meat cleaver with the original turned beech handle with a brass ferrule and a hanging eye to the top of the blade. The steel is stamped "Thomas Turner Regd" for the manufacturer and all has been cleaned and waxed and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

13.5" x 1.5" x 4".

 
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Price: 45.00


Butchers Cleaver MC7
Original, quality late 19th century steel butchers' meat cleaver with a turned and stained beech handle and a steel ferrule. The blade is impressed for the maker 'I. Jowett' and '2'. All is complete and in good and working order. 14.25" x 4" x 1.5".  
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Price: 45.00


Butchers Cleaver MC7



Green Enamel on Brass Letter NP273
Green Enamel on Brass Letter NP273
Original, quality 1920's green enamelled on brass shop sign letter of a good heavy weight and in super condition, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

8" tall and 3/8" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


3 Tier Wrought Iron Plant Stand PS9
Original, quality post-war three tier wrought iron plant stand for outdoor use, in a conservatory or indeed ideal for a display stand for all manner of items. This sturdy example is 'D' shaped with graduated shelves going upwards all standing on eight feet and in the old blue paintwork. Complete and in good and working order.

27.5" tall at back and 40" wide and 20" at the front plus 1.5" foot.

Middle shelf 28" x 11.5".

Upper shelf 16.5" x 8".

 
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Price: 135.00


3 Tier Wrought Iron Plant Stand PS9



Jewellers Brass Ring Gauge RG2
Jewellers Brass Ring Gauge RG2
Original, quality 1920's Jewellers brass ring gauge with 34 numbered brass rings on a larger brass ring. All in the original unpolished finish. Complete and in good and working order.

Large ring 2.25" diam.

Total 3.5" diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


WH Smith Enamel Sign on Wrought Iron Bracket S316
Original, quality, 1950s amazing pair of pictorial enamel signs in the original wrought iron wall mounted bracket which includes a second pair of smaller oval enamel signs. This exciting find is all original and in superb condition. The frame for the pictorial sign is finished in black paint on brass which will not rust and damage the enamel sign. The pictorial signs both portray the same coloured illustration of a newsboy with his basket and newspapers. One is in mint condition and the other has a few minor chips to the edges. The oval enamel signs both detail "WHS" in the corporate logo for WH Smith and both are in mint condition. The blacksmith made wrought iron bracket has been painted black many times over the years and perhaps could do with stripping back. All is very original and complete and in good and working order. Another illuminated WH Smith hanging sign with similar bracket may well be available.

Total bracket size 41" x 1.75" × 42" front to back.

Pictorial sign in frame 25.75" x 16.25" including frame.

Oval signs 18.25" x 10.5".

Top of horizontal arm of bracket to the base of the sign when hanging 31".

 
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Price: 2,500.00


WH Smith Enamel Sign on Wrought Iron Bracket   S316



Brass Coin Detector S259
Brass Coin Detector S259
Original, quality, brass plate, with slots for nine different sized coins patented in 1853. This brass plate was fitted onto the shop counter. Its purpose was to test coins for counterfeits, a coin was placed in the relative slot and if correct in weight and size, it depressed the rocker balance below the slot and fell into the drawer below, faulty coins would not go through the slot or stayed in the slot. The slots on this example, each with its own rocker balance, are marked "Sixpence, Fourpence, Threepence, Half Sovereign. Sovereign, Shilling, Florin, Half Crown and Crown". The brass top plate has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual coin scale / detector, complete and in good and working order.

Brass face 6" x 4".

Max 1" tall including mechanism.

 
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Price: 300.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign S232
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy enamel advertising sign with white text on Royal blue background in two styles of bold upper cased "Wm Ferguson Gas Fitter and Ironmonger". The sign manufacturer is detailed to the lower right corner "Macfarlane Bros. Glasgow". Damage to much of the outer edge with some metal loss as well as enamel but a surprisingly clean and bright gloss to the enamel. A super and early sign with an unusual subject matter. Complete and in good order.

42" x 30".

 
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Price: 485.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign S232



Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7
Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7
Original, quality 1920's, clear glass confectionery shop sweet jar, with a shaped body and a shaped cap with ground glass collars to both for an airtight fit. Some visible wear to the underside and all is complete and in good and working order. A very usable storage / display jar.

13.5" tall.

5" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles TR5
Original, quality pair of pre war decorators wooden trestles in the old faded cream paintwork with the original wrought iron hinges. A good sturdy pair of trestles ideal for shop display or as working trestles. Complete and in good and working order.

7.5" tall closed.

25" at base.

15" at top.

5.5" front to back closed.

Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles TR5

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