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7lb Brass Bell Weight W190
7lb Brass Bell Weight W190
Original quality cast brass bell shaped butchers/grocers' counter weight circa 1900 and marked to the top"7lb". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Ideal as a doorstop and complete and in good order. 7.5" tall and 3.75" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Gibbons Burnished Steel Door Pulls, 2 pairs available DP450
Pair of original, quality 1920's Art Nouveau burnished steel door pulls. These most unusual door pulls have a shaped backplate, each with six countersunk screw holes for mounting, a cranked swirly handle bar and the reverse is impressed for the manufacturer "Gibbons of Wolverhampton". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 11.75" x 2.5". Total 3.25" wide and 2" front to back. Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 185.00


Pair of Gibbons Burnished Steel Door Pulls, 2 pairs available DP450



Brass Door Pull Knob DP449
Brass Door Pull Knob DP449
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass circular door pull knob with an embossed decoration to the face and a matching circular backplate. This example has a replacement square steel bar fitted to enable this knob also to operate a standard lock or latch if required. All is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3.25", knob 3.25" diam and 3" front to back.

 
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Price: 145.00


Brass Door Pull Knob DP448
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass circular door pull knob with a ropetwist decoration to the face and a matching circular brass backplate. This example has a threaded bar, nut and washer and this hand will not turn a lock or latch, only pull the door closed. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3" diam, knob 2.5" and 3" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Brass Door Pull Knob DP448



Pair of Brass Door Pulls DP447
Pair of Brass Door Pulls DP447
Original, quality pair of late 19th century cast pink brass door pulls in an Art Nouveau style. The backplates have shaped ends, each with two countersunk screw holes for mounting and the handle are cranked and tapered. 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. Backplate 14" x 2", total 3" widest and 2.75" front to back.  
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Price: 230.00


Harrods Stoneware Flagon SJ195
Original, quality 1920's two tone glazed stoneware flagon with a loop handle to the top and a narrow spout top centre. This example is transfer printed to the shoulder "Harrods Stores Ltd, grocery department 87 to 106 Brompton Rd" for the retailer of the original contents and impressed "Skey Tamworth" for the maker of the flagon. Complete and in good order. 13" tall and 6.75" diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Harrods Stoneware Flagon SJ195



Copper Coffee Pot CP7
Copper Coffee Pot CP7
Original, quality early 19th century bellied shaped copper coffee pot with a pouring lip and a side handle with a heart shaped mounting plate and a turned 'Yew wood' handle. A good dovetailed seam to one side. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 8.25" tall and 10.5" wide including handle. Body 4.25" diam max.

 
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Price: 135.00


Devonport Flat Sided Spirit Flask SF9
Original, quality mid to late 19th century, flat sided two tone glazed stoneware spirit flask with a strap loop handle to the rear and incised to the front " Stephens and Co Wine Merchants Devonport". The base is also impressed but for the maker of the flask"Powell Bristol". Complete and in good order. 10" tall, 3" widest and 6" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Devonport Flat Sided Spirit Flask SF9



Pair of 1st World War Trench Art Brass Shellcases SC219
Pair of 1st World War Trench Art Brass Shellcases SC219
Pair of original, quality 1st World War trench art decorated brass shellcases. The front of these example have a punch decorated horseshoe design and the undersides are stamped '1918', 'Juni and Juli', 'St' and "114" or "113". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 9" tall and base 3.5" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Cranberry Glass Lamp Shade S79
Original, quality late 19th century cranberry tinted glass gas shade. This shade has been fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This super example has acid etched designs of fern leaves to the clear section, cut glass stars around the middle and a fully out turned top cranberry section. A most unusual size and ideal for either uplighter or down. The brass shade holder 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. 4.25" tall including holder and 6.75" widest.

 
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Price: 185.00


Cranberry Glass Lamp Shade S79



Decorated White Glass Lamp Shade S78
Decorated White Glass Lamp Shade S78
Original, quality 1920's white glass electric light shade decorated in sepia, green and pale blue detail of flowers and swags with acanthus leaf border. The top is printed "Supastone hand painted" and "made in Czechoslovakia". This shade has been fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder for a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder and all complete and in good order. 6.25" tall and 6" widest.

 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Oval Brass Door Handles DH579
Original, quality pair of 1920's larger than average oval shaped cast pink brass door knobs with circular backplates and with a square bar included to fit standard mortice locks and latches. Each backplate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting, and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.5", knobs 2.5" x 1.5" and 2.5" front to back. 
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Price: 75.00


Pair of Oval Brass Door Handles DH579



Pair of Vaseline and Cranberry Glass Lamp Shades S77
Pair of Vaseline and Cranberry Glass Lamp Shades S77
Original, quality late 19th century superb vaseline glass gas shades with replacement brass shade holders to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. The brass shade holders have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. These wonderful shades have vertical ribbing in the green vaseline base colour with opaline additions and an outer rim of cranberry colour, the opaline flows into the vaseline with random blobs above. Complete and in good and working order. 5.25" tall including holder and 5.25" widest. 
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Price: 850.00


Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S76
Original, quality late 19th century vaseline glass continental gas shade, fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This example has a vaseline green glass flared upper section with a five pointed away of ribbed petals with opaline coloured outer edges. Looks a bit like a starfish on the move. Complete and in good order. 4" tall with holder and 7" widest.  
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Price: 300.00


Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S76



Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S75
Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S75
Original, quality late 19th century superb vaseline glass gas lampshade with the original brass shade holder drilled out to fit a standard modern electric bulb holder. This most unusual example has details of vertical thorny branches on the vaseline background and has an inverted wavy rim. The shade holder has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is stamped "Veritas Sylvex" and "British made". Complete and in good order. 6.5" tall with holder, 4.5" widest and top aperture of shade 3.5".

 
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Price: 450.00


Decorated Glass Lamp Shade S74
Original, quality 1920's square white glass electric light shade with coloured decoration in ribs down each corner and a cameo to each side. Will fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder and is complete and in good order. 6" tall and 6" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Decorated Glass Lamp Shade S74



Copper Whistling Kettle K129
Copper Whistling Kettle K129
Original, quality unused 1930's patented whistling copper kettle. This unusual kettle has brass supports to the turned and ebonised wooden handle and a marble retained within the spout, when the kettle boils the marble will rattle creating a whistle. When we say unused it does mean just that for it's in mint condition and we have polished and lacquered it, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The underside is detailed "The Simplex Patent Kettle, made in England" and with patent and registration numbers for the year 1933. Complete and in good and working order. 9" tall x 10.5" wide including spout and 7.5" diam of body.

 
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Price: 75.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126
Original, quality 1920's fruitwood coloured turned hardwood truncheon of the standard police issue shape stamped "Liverpool Police". In super condition and complete. 15.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126



Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in ebony. This example is stamped "C.P." beneath a crown to the top area and does have an interesting variation to the colour to the top. Some minor splits but complete and in good order. 15" long and 1.25" widest.

 
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Price: 115.00


Set of 18 Brass Stair Rods SR66
Set of eighteen original, quality 1920's matching brass stair carpet rods. These examples have acorn shaped finials and cast brass mounting brackets, each with two countersunk screw holes. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. 31" long x 0.5" and clips 0.5" wide. These rods can be shortened at no extra cost, if required, and would look no different. Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 450.00


Set of 18 Brass Stair Rods SR66



Set of 22 Brass Stair Rods SR65
Set of 22 Brass Stair Rods SR65
Set of twentytwo original, quality matching brass stair carpet rods circa 1900. These examples have ball shaped finials and cast brass mounting brackets, each with two countersunk screw holes. These are longer than average and a good run. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 36.25" long x 0.5" wide and clips 0.5" wide. These rods can be shortened at no extra cost, if required, and would look no different. Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 450.00


Set of 17 Brass Stair Rods SR64
Set of seventeen original, quality 1920's, matching tubular brass continental stair carpet rods with soft pointed ball finials and cast brass mounting eyes, with wood screw stems. These rods can be shortened, if required, at no extra cost and would look no different. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 31" x 0.5" and clips 0.5" wide.  
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Price: 400.00


Set of 17 Brass Stair Rods SR64



Brass Bell Pull Fitting, 2 available BPF36
Brass Bell Pull Fitting, 2 available BPF36
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass surface wall mounted crank fitting for use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system. This fitting is used to change direction on a flat wall and would be normally mounted as in the picture. The backplate is a replacement made to suit and copied from an original and has three countersunk screw holes for mounting and two eyes to connect the wire. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.75" x 1.75" and total 3.25" x 2.75". Price is for each.

 
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Price: 38.00


Pair of 18" Wrought Iron Door Hinges DH42
Original, quality pair of late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron 'T Shaped' door hinges of good proportions. Each strap has five countersunk screw holes for mounting and the backplate has four. Cleaned and lacquered, complete and in super condition. Total length 18" x 1.75" and backplate 6" x 1".

 
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Price: 95.00


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Pair of 20
Pair of 20" Wrought Iron Door Hinges DH41
Original, quality pair of mid 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron 'T Shaped' door hinges of good proportions. Each strap has six countersunk screw holes for mounting and the backplate has five. Cleaned and lacquered, complete and in super condition. Total length 20" and backplate 8.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 95.00


Brass Oil Side Lamp OL93
Original, quality 1920's central draught brass oil table/side lamp with a brass font and body mounted on a circular black stoneware plinth. The central draft action has the correct circular wick with the original central flame spreader and a 'V' on the wick control button for the manufacturer "Veritas". The filler cap is also marked for Veritas. 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 shade is not included in the price, may be available; see our "Lamp Shades" section, item code OS126. 15.5" tall without chimney, 23" tall with chimney and base 7.25" diam.

 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Oil Side Lamp OL93



Electric Indicator Bell EB298
Electric Indicator Bell EB298
Original, quality 1920's electric indicator bell with a brass external bell mounted on a teak backboard with a lift off teak cover to the coil etc. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. As used with servants indicators, bell presses and telephone extensions. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and other similar bells may be available on request. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 7.25" x 4" x 4" front to back  
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Bell EB297
Original, quality 1920's electric indicator bell with a brass external bell mounted on a teak backboard with a lift off teak cover to the coil etc. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. As used with servants indicators, bell presses and telephone extensions. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and other similar bells may be available on request. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 7.5" x 3.5" x 4.25" front to back  
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Bell EB297



Electric Indicator Bell EB296
Electric Indicator Bell EB296
Original, quality 1920's electric indicator bell with a brass external bell mounted on a teak backboard with a lift off teak cover to the coil etc. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. As used with servants indicators, bell presses and telephone extensions. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and other similar bells may be available on request. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and has been fully overhauled. One grain split to the teak cover of the coil otherwise complete and in good and working order. 7" x 4" x 2". 
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Bell EB295
Original, quality 1920's electric indicator bell with a brass external bell mounted on a teak backboard with a lift off teak cover to the coil etc. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. As used with servants indicators, bell presses and telephone extensions. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and other similar bells may be available on request. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and fully overhauled and all is complete and in good and working order. 7" x 4" x 2". 
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Bell EB295



Electric Indicator Bell EB294
Electric Indicator Bell EB294
Original, quality 1920's electric indicator bell with a brass external bell mounted on a teak backboard with a lift off teak cover to the coil etc. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. As used with servants indicators, bell presses and telephone extensions. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and other similar bells may be available on request. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 7" x 4" x 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 135.00


Copper Hunt Horn HH18
Original, quality late 19th century short copper hunt horn with a nickel neck and mouthpiece. The flare is engraved just beneath the rolled over rim "Shipley Maker Regent Street London". We are not familiar with this maker/retailer. Some minor dents otherwise complete and in good and working order. 8.75" x 2" widest.

 
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Price: 285.00


Copper Hunt Horn HH18



Pair of 7.25
Pair of 7.25" Brass Candlesticks CS172
Original, quality pair of mid 19th century cast brass candlesticks with circular bases, shaped stems and the original push rod candle ejectors. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 7.25" tall and 4" base diam. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of 8.75" Brass Candlesticks CS171
Original, quality pair of mid 19th century cast brass candlesticks with circular bases, shaped stems and the original push rod candle ejectors. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 8.75" tall and 4" base diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of 8.75



Victoria Jubilee Plate CC146
Victoria Jubilee Plate CC146
Original, quality ceramic plate issued to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. This super example has five, part colour cameos, the central one of Queen Victoria and the others "Windsor Castle", "Balmoral Castle", "Buckingham Palace" and "Osborne House". Also detailed "Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897, longest reign on record, crowned 1837 Empress of India and Queen of England". Complete and in good order. 9.75" diam x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Bungalow Footwarmer FW81
Original, quality buff coloured stoneware hot water bottle/footwarmer of a rectangular shape. This example has a screw in stopper to the top, two steel rings for the original rope handle and is transfer printed in black with a picture of a bungalow and "The Bungalow Footwarmer, Derby Stoneware" and with the registration number for the year 1913. Complete and in good and working order. 10" x 6.5" x 2.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 156.00


Bungalow Footwarmer FW81



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4" Brass Exterior Electric Bell Push EP427
Original, quality 1920's cast brass exterior electric bell push with a circular cast brass backplate with three countersunk screw holes for mounting and a large central white ceramic press button detailed 'Press' in upper case black text. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. 4" exterior diam and 1.5" diam barrel to be recessed 1.75" deep.

 
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Price: 260.00


Bristol Fire Office Firemark FM21
Original, quality 19th century pressed copper insurance firemark. This example has an embossed detail of a galleon with buildings to one side and all bordered with swags of waves above the policy number "41881". In super condition with a covering of old paint. The New Bristol Fire Office operated from 1769 to 1840 but was renamed ' Bristol Fire Office' only from 1790. 8" x 6.5" and 0.25".

 
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Price: 185.00


Bristol Fire Office Firemark FM21



Friendly Society Brass Staff Finial FSS9
Friendly Society Brass Staff Finial FSS9
Original, quality late 19th century Friendly Society brass finial from Monkton in the country of Somerset. This example has a turned and shaped stem surmounted with a ball with a crown on top. Some dents to the base but otherwise all in good order generally. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and mounted on a good Bakelite plinth for display. Brass finial 9.25" and 1.75" widest. Plinth 3.5" diam and total 10.5" tall.

 
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Price: 156.00


Swaine and Adeney Copper Hunt Horn HH17
Original, quality 1920's short copper hunt horn with a smaller flared end and probably for otter hounds. This clean example has a copper body, a nickel neck and mountpiece and is engraved for the manufacturer "Swaine and Adeney London, Proprietors of Kohler and Son" and "Made in England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some very minor dents and complete and in good and working order. 9" and 1.5" widest.

 
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Price: 285.00


Swaine and Adeney Copper Hunt Horn HH17



Jones Bros Copper Ice Cream Bombe IC29
Jones Bros Copper Ice Cream Bombe IC29
Original, quality late 19th century two piece copper ice cream 'bombe', with a copper ring to the lid and a removable brass foot to the base. The lid is impressed for the maker/retailer "Jones Bros Down Street London". This example has good tinning to the interior, 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" tall with ring down and 5" diam

 
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Price: 95.00


Copper Ice Cream Bombe IC28
Original, quality 1920's two piece copper ice cream 'bombe' with a brass ring to the lid and a removable brass foot to the base. This example has good tinning to the interior, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 5" tall with ring down and 4.5" diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


Copper Ice Cream Bombe IC28



Brass Cinema Ashtrays, 14 available A48
Brass Cinema Ashtrays, 14 available A48
Original, quality pre-war unused brass cinema ashtrays originally fitted on the rear of the seat top rail for the use of the people behind. This superb find still has the remains of the original brown wrapping paper and all the original bronzed finish. The backplate has two holes for mounting, the front of the bowl has ribs for striking the match and the reverse is stamped 'Nestor' for the manufacturer and "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order. 3.75" x 1.5" tall and 1.75" front to back. Price is for each.

 
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Price: 25.00


Set of 10 Period Brass Chest of Drawers Ring Handles CK368
Set of 10 matching early 19th century drop ring handles for a chest of drawers. This superb set has retained most of its original gilt finish with a matt finish to the backplate and a high gilt to the ring pull. The backplate has a delightful face of a lion in relief and the heavy drop ring is dished, has a fine bead to the inner and outer edges and the original hand cut threaded nut and bar with a later steel washer. Some minor staining but otherwise a high gilt gloss generally. Each 2.75" diam, 0.5" front to back and thread 1.25" long. Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 650.00


Set of 10 Period Brass Chest of Drawers Ring Handles CK368



Servants Intercom Bell IB293
Servants Intercom Bell IB293
Original, quality late 19th century brass intercom bell with brass mounts, steel springs and a decorative central boss. Often now referred to as 'Downtown Abbey' bells. Can be pulled from either left or right. For use with a tight wire, non-electrical bell system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock.The central brass boss is a replacement made to suit copied from an original and the ironwork has been repainted and brass polished and lacquered. All has been fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 8" tall x 7" wide and 4" front to back. Bell mouth 3.5" diam.  
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Price: 185.00

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