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WT&S Exterior Bell Pull BP306
WT&S Exterior Bell Pull BP306
Original, quality late 19th century exterior brass bell pull with a vertical 'gothic' decorated backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting and a 'T' bar pull out handle to the front. A replacement rear spring and washer have been fitted. The reverse of the backplate is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 6.25" x 2.25".

0.5" x 0.5" to be recessed 3.25".

 
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Price: 256.00


WT&S Exterior Brass Bell Pull BP281
Original, quality late 19th century exterior brass bell pull in the form of a fist clenching a legal document, all mounted on a rectangular brass backplate with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. The reverse of the backplate is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available and a replacement rear spring and washers have been fitted. All is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2.5" x 3 1/8".

Total 6.2" front to back x 3.25" wide.

When mounted 2" front to back exposed.

 
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Price: 230.00


WT&S Exterior Brass Bell Pull BP281



WT&S Brass Counter Bell CB93
WT&S Brass Counter Bell CB93
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass counter bell with heavily embossed decoration to both the circular base and bell. This example has the bell dome mounted with a push button to the centre. The underside is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham' and with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1882. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super tone and complete and in good and working order.

Base 5.5" diam.

Total 3.75" tall.

 
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Price: 230.00


W. Tonks Brass Counter Bell CB92
Original, quality 1920's circular cast brass counter bell with a central press button on a nickel plated bell dome all mounted on a circular cast brass base. The underside of the base is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham', polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order, with a good tone.

3" tall.

Base 3.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


W. Tonks Brass Counter Bell CB92



WT&S Brass Hat and Coat Hook CH743
WT&S Brass Hat and Coat Hook CH743
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass hat and coat hook with a circular backplate with three countersunk screw holes for mounting and ribbed stems and finials. An unusual shape and impressed to the reverse with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2" diam.

5" tall.

6" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of WT&S Brass Candlesticks CS154
Pair of original, quality, heavy cast brass candlesticks of a most unusual form, with lift out sconces and cast iron shaped weights to the undersides. Each has a square base with serpentine sides and a square tapered stem and a square collar to the top. The sconces are stamped "Protected" and of the same shape as the bases. The weights to the undersides are impressed with the sun logo and" WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham' and have the registration number for the year 1902. The undersides have the original gold paint and the candlesticks have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. A great pair of candlesticks by this great maker.

Bases 3" square x 7" tall.

 
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Price: 285.00


Pair of WT&S Brass Candlesticks CS154



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10" Brass Door Bolt DB548
Original, quality 1920's 10" surface mounted brass door bolt with a replacement keep made to suit, a steel sliding bolt and a spherical finial / grip. The bolt backplate has six countersunk screw holes for mounting and the keep has two and the top is stamped with the sun logo for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

Bolt 10" x 1.25".

Keep 1" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


WT&S Pair of Brass Door Handles DH888
Original, quality 1920's pair of spherical shaped pink brass door knobs. With a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit both mortice and rim locks and latches. This pair have circular backplates, each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting and impressed to the reverse "Made in England" and with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 2.25" diam.

Knob 1.5" diam.

2.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


WT&S Pair of Brass Door Handles DH888



Pair of WT&S Brass 'T' Door Handles, 8 pairs available DH733
Pair of WT&S Brass 'T' Door Handles, 8 pairs available DH733
Original, quality pair of late 19th century decorative cast brass shaped door handles with circular backplates and curved 'T' bar handles with acanthus leaf decoration, with a square bar included to fit a standard mortice locks and latches. A most unusual design and impressed to the reverse with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 2" diam.

Handles 3.5" x 1".

2.5" front to back.

Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 265.00


WT&S Brass Pansy Pin Tray DP23
Original, quality 1920's cast brass pin tray in the realistic form of a pansy flower. The underside is impressed "T870" and with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.25" diam.

1.25" tall.

 
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Price: 36.00


WT&S Brass Pansy Pin Tray DP23



WT&S Interior Electric Bell Push EP519
WT&S Interior Electric Bell Push EP519
Original, quality 1920's cast pink brass interior electric bell push with a pierced backplate, a white ivorine central push button and two screw holes for mounting. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. The reverse is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 4.25" diam.

1" diameter to be recessed x 1" deep.

 
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Price: 185.00


WT&S Brass Fire Iron Tidy F553
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass fire iron tidy with an inset cast iron weight beneath. These were used in the hearth to stop the fire irons, tongs and poker, etc. sliding to the floor, but are also ideal as a doorstop. This example is most unusual in design and is impressed to the underside of the cast iron weight with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

10.5" x 2.25" x 4" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


WT&S Brass Fire Iron Tidy F553



WT&S Wall Mounted Dinner Gong G162
WT&S Wall Mounted Dinner Gong G162
Original, quality 1920's wall mounted brass dinner gong, with a rectangular shaped brass gong with impressed detail and a cast brass bracket mounted on the original oak backboard with the hammer mounted below. The reverse of the oak backboard is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. 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 with a good tone.

Total length on wall including hammer 19".

Backboard 13.5" x 5.25".

Gong 7" x 5" x 0.75".

Hammer 8.25".

 
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Price: 156.00


WT&S Wall Mounted Dinner Gong G161
Original, quality late 19th century brass wall mounted dinner gong with a cast brass decorated bracket mounted on the original medium coloured oak backboard with a large hammered finish circular brass gong and the original oak shafted beater. The bracket has acanthus leaf forms and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

25" total length on wall plus 12.5" front to back.

Oak backplate 12.25" x 5".

Gong 12.25" diam x 2.25".

Hammer 13.5" long.

 
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Price: 385.00


WT&S Wall Mounted Dinner Gong G161



WT&S Brass Dinner Gong G160
WT&S Brass Dinner Gong G160
Original, quality late 19th century brass table dinner gong with a decorative cast brass stand with a circular brass gong suspended within, all on a pierced brass plinth with supports for the gong hammer. A replacement oak base has been fitted and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The underside of the plinth is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. The gong hammer has a light oak stem matching the base of the stand and the gong frame has acanthus leaf and floral decoration in great detail and a winged cherub or imp to the top. A most unusual table gong, the first we have seen of this model.

17" tall.

Base 13.5" x 7.5".

Gong 6.75" diam x 1".

Hammer 11".

 
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Price: 350.00


WT&S Wall Mounted Brass Dinner Gong G153
Original, quality late 19th century, superb cast brass on oak, wall mounted dinner gong. This exceptional example, manufactured by William Tonks and Son of Birmingham, must have been one their most detailed dinner gongs of all for the cast brass bracket is primarily a mythical horse with wings and a dragon's tail supporting the mount to hold the gong fashioned as two serpents and the back mount has a mythical bird or reptile head. All is mounted on the original honey coloured oak rectangular backboard with a forked hook to the lower edge to hold the beater. The circular brass gong has a textured finish and a logo "Burmese" and the backboard has a brass wall hanging plate marked "WT&S" with the sun logo. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order with a good tone and resonance.

Backboard 15" x 7".

Gong 10" x 1.5".

Total drop 23".

Hammer 9.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 385.00


WT&S Wall Mounted Brass Dinner Gong G153



WT&S Brass Inkwell IW93
WT&S Brass Inkwell IW93
Original, quality superb cast brass inkstand in the realistic form of a sundial on a pedestal on a paved area. The top sundial will flip over on a hinge to reveal the small replacement glass liner. The underside is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham' and with the registration number for the year 1914. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. This is the first we have seen of this model.

9.5" x 5.5" front to back.

4.75" tall.

 
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Price: 185.00


WT&S Brass Letter Flap LF225
Original, quality, late 19th century, small cast brass letter flap, with a horseshoe decoration over the top and "Letters" impressed to the flap. The upper cased text is fashioned using the horseshoe motif and the reverse is impressed "96", with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1879. The original threads and nuts are still fitted and a weighted bar has been added to the flap to give it closure. Although it does have a tiny aperture for letters, it is an interesting variation, complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 7" x 3".

Aperture 4.25" x 1".

Bolt centres 6".

 
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Price: 85.00


WT&S Brass Letter Flap LF225



WT&S Brass Drawer Label Frames, 2 available  LF13
WT&S Brass Drawer Label Frames, 2 available LF13
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass rectangular shaped drawer, label frames, each with four countersunk screw holes for mounting, a decorative chiselled design and impressed to the reverse for William Tonks and Son of Birmingham. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed and at no extra cost and all are complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 3" x 1.5".

To take a card 2.5" x 1.25".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 12.00


WT&S Brass Letter Rack LR63
Original, quality late 19th century brass on oak letter rack with two cast brass side panels both impressed "Letters" and a central brass mesh with a carry loop over, all mounted on a rectangular shaped oak plinth with four brass bun feet. The underside of the plinth is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham' and also has the original shop price in code written in ink. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

6" tall.

Base 7" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 185.00


WT&S Brass Letter Rack LR63



WT&S Brass on Oak Letter Rack LR62
WT&S Brass on Oak Letter Rack LR62
Original, quality late 19th century brass letter rack with two brass mesh panels and a central tubular carry bar to the centre all on a rectangular shaped honey coloured oak plinth. The underside of the plinth is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. The brass is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5" tall.

Base 6.25" x 3 1/8".

 
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Price: 115.00


WT&S Brass Match Holder, 2 available MS33
Original, quality 1920's brass match holder on a circular stand, impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham' to the underside. This example will hold a small box of matches to the top and the saucer base is for the spent matches. Some remains of the original lacquer to the underside and now all polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

3.75" tall excluding match box.

4.75" base diam.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


WT&S Brass Match Holder, 2 available MS33



Brass Push Plaque, 2 available NP203
Brass Push Plaque, 2 available NP203
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass rectangular shaped plaque with embossed decoration to the border and "Push" in upper cased text. This unusual example has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and is impressedto the reverse with the sun logo and " WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham'. Ideal for electric bell presses or swing doors. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

3.25" x 2".

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Price: 65.00


Pair of W. Tonks Picture Rod Mounting Hooks PH36
Original, quality pair of late 19th century wall mounted hooks to take a picture rail. These heavy cast brass hooks have circular backplates and screw off mounting plates, each with three countersunk screw holes and each impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 1.75" diam.

Total 2.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of W. Tonks Picture Rod Mounting Hooks PH36



WT&S Brass Pew Umbrella Rail PR43
WT&S Brass Pew Umbrella Rail PR43
Original, quality late 19th century brass umbrella rail. This example has a pair of decorative cast brass backplates, each with two countersunk screw holes for mounting and a ropetwist brass rail. The backplates are in the form 'Fleur de Lis' and the reverse is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. If mounted one way up the rail will remain up and out ideal for a towel and if mounted the other way it will remain hanging down. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

11" widest.

6.5" tall when flat.

Backplates 4.75" x 2".

4.75" front to back when out.

 
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Price: 85.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS62
Original, quality late 19th century circular cast brass trivet / potstand with a pierced design of an owl and the moom mounted or three turned brass legs. The underside impressed "Rd", the sun logo & WT&S" for the manufacturer William Tonks & Son of Birmingham. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3" tall.

5.5" top diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS62



WT&S Brass Potstand PS59
WT&S Brass Potstand PS59
Original, quality circular cast brass potstand / trivet with a pierced design to the top and three turned brass legs. The underside is impressed with the registration number for the year 1913 and with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3" tall.

5" diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS58
Original, quality late 19th century circular brass potstand / trivet with a pierced design to the top, of a horse with a jockey and standing on three turned brass legs. The underside is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham'. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

6.5" diam.

3" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS58



WT&S Brass Potstand PS56
WT&S Brass Potstand PS56
Original, quality late 19th century circular cast brass potstand / trivet, with a fretted design of a fresh water carp, all mounted on three tapered legs. The underside is impressed ' Rd ', the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham'. All has been polished and lacquered, qlthough the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6" diam.

3" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS47
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular cast brass potstand / trivet with a pierced design to the top of a golfer wearing a cap putting the hole. The three legs have ball feet and the reverse of the top is impressed "RD" and "99". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order.

Top 6" diameter.

4" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS47



W. Tonks Brass Thermometer T9
W. Tonks Brass Thermometer T9
Original, quality late 19th century stunning brass wall household thermometer manufactured by William Tonks & Son of Birmingham. This example the first we have seen of this model, has the glass thermometer mounted on a sheet brass background decorated with cast brass detail of acanthus leaves, swags and the head of Medusa to the top. The face is calibrated in Farenheight 30 to 120 degrees showing Freezing, Temperate, Summer Heat and Blood Heat. The reverse has a wall mounting eye and is impressed with the registration number for the year 1894 and impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The best you will see for a long time.

16" x 3" x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 485.00


Large WT&S Brass Sash Window Catch, 2 available W367
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass two piece sash window catch, larger than average. Each backplate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting. The reverse of some are impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham'. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Both are complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 3.5" x 1.25" and 3.5" x 1".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 115.00


Large WT&S Brass Sash Window Catch, 2 available W367



Huge WT&S Brass Sash Window Catch, 3 available W366
Huge WT&S Brass Sash Window Catch, 3 available W366
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass two piece sash window catch, far larger than average, in fact the largest we have seen. Each backplate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting. The reverse of some are impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son, of Birmingham'. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All are complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 4" x 1.5".

Total 2.25" tall.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 135.00

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