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Tin Cash Box   CB5
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" + 3.75" tall with handle down. 
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Price: 125.00


S Withers Safe Plate SP118
Original, quality 1920's, oval shaped cast pink brass maker's plate from a safe door. This example is embossed "Samuel Withers and Co Ltd", "Without Which None Are Genuine" and with the lion on the crown trademark. Has two screw holes for mounting. It is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, complete and in good order. 4.75" x 3.5".  
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Price: 38.00


S Withers Safe Plate   SP118



Richardson Chromed Safe Plate   SP114
Richardson Chromed Safe Plate SP114
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped, chrome on cast brass maker's plate from a fireproof safe door, with two screw holes for mounting and detailing "William Richardson Furnisher Ltd" , "Bent Steel Safe", "Established 1875, Leeds and Bradford". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 6.25" x 4" + 0.5". 
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Price: 45.00


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: 85.00


Ratner's Safe Plate   SP109



Brass Safe Plate   SP107
Brass Safe Plate SP107
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped cast brass manufacturer's plate, originally from the door of a fireproof safe. This example is listed and details "Bent Steel Solid Door English Safe", has a coat of arms to the centre and two holes for mounting. Polished and lacquered although the lacquer can be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 4.5" x 3" x 0.5". 
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Price: 45.00


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: 56.00


Withy Grove Stores Brass Safe Plate   SP104



Lucas and Co Safeplate    SP79
Lucas and Co Safeplate SP79
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass maker's nameplate from a fireproof safe door detailed "Lucas and Co makers. Bilston" This example has two countersunk screw holes for mounting is complete and in good order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. 5" x 1.75" 
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Price: 45.00


John Tanns Brass Safe Plate SP74
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped pressed brass makers nameplate from a fireproof safe door. This example is detailed for 'John Tanns Reliance Safe established 1795' and has a large bold relief anchor to the centre. An extra mounting hole has been drilled to the lower rim, otherwise all is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 9" x 7.75" x 0.5" 
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Price: 115.00


John Tanns Brass Safe Plate    SP74



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: 85.00


Hobbs & Co Safe Drawer Brass Handle CK84
Original quality, late 19th century, heavy cast brass drop handle from the drawer of a safe/strongroom interior. The drop handle is engraved both sides 'Hobbs & Co Patent 76 Cheapside London' and the circular cast brass backplate nuts are cast impressed 'Hobbs & Co London'. Complete and in good and working order. 
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Price: 45.00


Hobbs & Co Safe Drawer Brass Handle    CK84



Hobbs & Co Brass Keyhole   KC206
Hobbs & Co Brass Keyhole KC206
Original, quality, late 19th Century, circular, cast brass keyhole surround with a swinging cover, from a door of a fireproof safe. The backplate has two screw holes for mounting and details 'Hobbs & Co Protector Lock London Patent Merchants'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 3" diameter and 0.5" front to back. 
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Price: 65.00


F Whitfield Brass Safe Keyhole KC142
Original, quality, late 19th century cast brass shield shaped keyhole surround with a sliding cover from a fireproof safe door. The backplate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, the cover is impressed for the safe manufacturer "Frederick Whitfield+Co Lever Lock" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 2.25" x 2" x 0.25" 
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Price: 45.00


F Whitfield Brass Safe Keyhole    KC142



Strongbox Key   K94
Strongbox Key K94
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, blacksmith made, wrought iron key, with a Georgian bow grip, a complex ward and a hollow open ended stem. This example was originally for a strongbox or safe. Complete and in good order. 3.75" x 1.75" + 0.25". 
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Price: 65.00


Strongbox Key K93
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, superb wrought iron key, for a wrought iron strongbox. This example, a little larger than average, is in bright steel finish, has a complex ward action and a Georgian ring grip. A great example, in wonderful condition. 4.75" x 2.5" + 0.5".  
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Price: 145.00


Strongbox Key   K93

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