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Brass Ice Cream Dispenser IC27
Brass Ice Cream Dispenser IC27
Original, quality 1920's all brass ice cream dispenser for use with wafer biscuits. This good example is adjustable to deliver a halfpenny size and a penny size. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. To take wafers 3.5" x 1.75". Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" x 1.75" x 4.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Olivewood Page Turner LO21
Original, quality 1920's newpaper page turner in olivewood. This long wedge shaped implement has a super grain and finish typical of olivewood and has swallow decoration inlaid in several coloured woods and painted "San Remo". Complete and in good and working order. 21" x 2.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Olivewood Page Turner LO21



Cast Iron Door Pull DP439
Cast Iron Door Pull DP439
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron door pull handle with a tapered grip and good shaped backplates each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. Cleaned and lacquered and with some pitting but complete and in good and working order. 7.75" x 1.25" and 1.75" front to back. Grip 0.5" widest. 
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Price: 34.00


Cast Iron Door Pull DP438
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron door pull handle with a tapered grip and good shaped backplate each with three countersunk screw holes for mounting. Cleaned and lacquered and with some pitting but complete and in good and working order. 10.75" x 1.75" and 2.25" front to back. Grip 1" widest. 
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Price: 56.00


Cast Iron Door Pull DP438



Set of 8 Cast Iron Drawer Pull Handles CK365
Set of 8 Cast Iron Drawer Pull Handles CK365
Original, quality set of eight matching unused 1920's cast iron drawer cup handles in the original black japanned finish. These examples do show chipping to the paintwork but are in good order otherwise and complete. Each has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and is impressed 3 ½" to the reverse. A plain but chunky set of handles. Complete and in good and working order. 5" wide x 2" tall and 0.75" front to back. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 95.00


Pair of Cast Iron Drawer Pull Handles, 2 pairs available CK364
Original, quality pair of 1920's cast iron drawer cup pull handles of a plain but unusual form, with two countersunk screw holes for mounting to each. These examples have been cleaned and lacquered and are complete and in good and working order. 4.75" wide, 2" tall and 0.75" front to back. Price is per pair  
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Price: 23.00


Pair of Cast Iron Drawer Pull Handles, 2 pairs available CK364



Small Brass Handbell B205
Small Brass Handbell B205
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with a turned walnut handle and an internal cast iron clapper on a chain. This example was probably a school classroom bell in its day and does have a good tone and resonance. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 6.75" tall and 3.25" bell mouth.  
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Price: 56.00


Small Brass Handbell B204
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with a turned walnut handle and an internal cast iron clapper on a chain. This example was probably a school classroom bell in its day and does have a good tone and resonance. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 8.5" tall and 4.25" bell mouth.  
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Price: 85.00


Small Brass Handbell B204



Horn Mounted Magnifying Glass MG13
Horn Mounted Magnifying Glass MG13
Original, quality 1920's rectangular framed magnifying glass with a cow horn frame and hand grip and a nickel joining mount. A superb example, the first we have seen and in good and clean condition. Frame 4.25" x 3" x 0.75". Total length 7.25". 
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Price: 135.00


Quart Ale Measure Jug M195
Original, quality 1920's blue ceramic two pint (quart) ale measure jug with a white interior, pouring lip and handle. The glaze to the front is acid etched with the custom and excise details "Quart" over 'GR', a crown and '19'. This example has a star crack in the bottom, a short hairline crack to the pouring lip and another to the side and a chip to the underside rim, otherwise complete and a good looker. 6.75" tall, base 4.75" diam and 6.75" widest including spout and handle.  
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Price: 38.00


Quart Ale Measure Jug M195



Quart Ale Measure Jug M194
Quart Ale Measure Jug M194
Original, quality 1920's pink ceramic two pint (quart) ale measure jug with a white interior, pouring lip and handle. The underside is impressed '12' and the glaze to the front is acid etched with the custom and excise details "Quart" over 'GR', a crown and '19'. No chips or cracks and complete and in good order. 6.75" tall, base 4.75" diam and 6.75" widest including spout and handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Berks Special Constable Ebony Trucheon PT119
Original, quality First World War ebony police truncheon with gold painted detail for "Berks Special Constable" 'Berks' being for Berkshire. The grip end of the ebony is also impressed for the manufacturer/supplier "Hiatt and Co Birmingham". All is complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5". 
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Price: 185.00


Berks Special Constable Ebony Trucheon PT119



Manchester Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT118
Manchester Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT118
Original, quality First World War ebony police truncheon, transfer decorated in colour for The Manchester Special Constable 1914-1919. This example is also detailed for the original owner "George R Guest" and with the Manchester Coat of Arms. The original leather wrist strap is still fitted, and the fore end of the ebony is impressed for the manufacturer/supplier " J. Tyzack and Sons Sheffield". A most unusual truncheon in superb condition and complete. 15" x 1.5" and strap 6" x 0.5". 
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Price: 265.00


Decorated Ceramic Chamberpot CP81
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic chamberpot decorated with detail of flowers in green transfer to three sides. Complete and in good order. Top diam 8.75", 5.25" tall and widest 10.5" including side handle. 
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Price: 23.00


Decorated Ceramic Chamberpot CP81



Orchids Ceramic Chamberpot CP80
Orchids Ceramic Chamberpot CP80
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic chamberpot with designs in sepia of orchids to each side. Complete and in good order. With a blurred manufacturer's logo to the underside for a Staffordshire Pottery. Top diam 8.75", 5.25" tall and widest 10.75" including side handle. 
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Price: 36.00


White Ceramic Electric Interior Bell Push, 2 available EP426
Original, quality 1920's circular white ceramic electric interior bell push. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system, other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. This example has gilt lines to the white ceramic body and a white ceramic press button to the centre. Has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. 3" diam and 1+1/8" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 75.00


White Ceramic Electric Interior Bell Push, 2 available EP426



Bristol Blue Glass Hyacinth Bulb Vase, 2 matching available BV27
Bristol Blue Glass Hyacinth Bulb Vase, 2 matching available BV27
Original, quality 1920's freeblown Bristol blue glass hyacinth bulb vase of the waisted form, showing wear to the underside. Complete and in good and working order. 5.5" tall and 4.5" widest. Price is for each.  
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Price: 56.00


Brass Rim Lock RL626
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century surface mounted brass door lock, to take a standard modern square bar for the handles. A replacement keep has been made to suit and an old key altered to fit. This lock has the provision for a handle turn, a key lock and a security slide on the inside of the room, which overrides the handles and the key lock. This lock has a double throw to the lock, and all has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Lock 6" x 3.5" x 0.75".  
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Price: 400.00


Brass Rim Lock RL626



Edmondson's Toffee Tin Money Box T58
Edmondson's Toffee Tin Money Box T58
Original, quality 1920's/30's toffee tin in the original paintwork modelled as a fireproof safe with the original lock and key. This deep red example has embossed simulated handles and fittings to the door of the safe ( the lid of the tin), and the key entry is at the side. The inside of the lid has retained the original paper label for the toffee manufacturer and details "Edmondson's Hookers Malted Milk Toffee". Some minor scratches otherwise complete and in good and working order. 6.5" x 4.5" x 3.5".  
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Price: 75.00


Brass and Frosted Glass Electric Light Fitting HL394
Original, quality 1920's hanging frosted glass electric light bowl mounted within a decorative brass circular frame, with embossed roses and cast brass swags of roses, and other flowers beneath. All is suspended on four replacement brass chains. The centre of the frosted bowl is star cut decorated and the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A new brass bulb holder is included, wired with new silk covered, three core flex and an old brass ceiling rose. A super most unusual light fitting, complete and in good and working order. 15.5" diam and 7" tall bowl and frame tall. 21" total with chains as in picture, plus 2.5" tall ceiling rose x 4" diam. 
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Price: 850.00


Brass and Frosted Glass Electric Light Fitting HL394



Pair of 6
Pair of 6" Oak Barley Twist Candlesticks CS167
Original, quality pair of 1930's short barley twist oak candlesticks with the original brass drip pans to the tops. These example will unscrew to assist packing in the suitcase when travelling. 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. 6" tall and 4.25" base diam.  
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Price: 45.00


Ceramic Loo Pull LP83
Original, quality 1920's shaped off white ceramic loo pull grip, fitted with a length of replacement brass chain. This example is transfer printed in black to the front "Pull" and is complete and in good and working order with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Grip 5.75" x 1.25 and chain 25". Total length 30.75". 
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Price: 85.00


Ceramic Loo Pull LP83



Ceramic Loo Pull Bradford LP82
Ceramic Loo Pull Bradford LP82
Original, quality 1920's shaped off white ceramic loo pull grip, fitted with a length of replacement brass chain. This unusual example has black transfer printing to the front detailing 'Pull' and "Simpson and Moore Plumbers Bradford" for the original supplier/fitter of the toilet system. This pull was originally used on high level toilet cisterns but now is also ideal as a bathroom and loo light pull. Some crazing to the glaze, consistent with age but otherwise complete and in good and working order with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Grip 4.75" x 1.5" and chain 24" long. Total length 28.75".  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of White and Clear Glass Lamp Shades S65
Original, quality pair of 1920's maid's bonnet shaped glass lamp shades, will fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. These larger than average examples have a white domed upper half with a wide clear glass flange with a wavy edge. 10.25" diam and 4" tall.  
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Price: 165.00


Pair of White and Clear Glass Lamp Shades S65



Decorated White Glass Lamp Shade S64
Decorated White Glass Lamp Shade S64
Original, quality 1920's/30's hexagonal shaped white glass electric light shade with a coloured transfer picture of a bowl of fruit to each panel. Will fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder and is complete and in good order. 5.75" tall and 8" diam. 
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Price: 45.00


Bass Advert in Original Frame A82
Original, quality 1920's white glass advert in the original oak frame promoting "Bass in Bottle". The etched detail to the glass panel is in red and black, the frame is impressed to the top and bottom 'Bass and Co Ltd' although rather faint and the reverse has the remains of an old label still affixed. The reverse also has the original easel type wire stand, for this sign was originally designed to stand on a shelf on the bar backdrop. The wooden backing board is a replacement, but all otherwise is original and in good order. 10.5" x 8.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 145.00


Bass Advert in Original Frame A82

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