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Stephen Cox Fireproof Safe   S138
Stephen Cox Fireproof Safe S138
Original, quality 1920's, fireproof safe in the original dark green paintwork inside and out, although this paintwork is well rubbed and scuffed it is well worth retaining. This example has an inner drawer to the floor and all the original brass fittings inside and out. The maker's plate details the manufacturer "Stephen Cox and Son of Sedgley" and other references and the transfer to the inside of the door details "Fire and Thief Resisting Office Safe". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all has been fully overhauled. With two keys to the door and one for the inner drawer. Exterior 30" tall, 20" wide + 20" front to back, internal 17.5" tall, 12" wide + 12" front to back.  
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Price: 850.00


J Grove Fireproof Safe S137
Original, quality, late 19th century, fireproof safe professionally sand blasted and stove enamelled black to the exterior and primer grey inside. This example has the original cast brass fittings to the door, which have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The maker's plaque details "J.Grove and Son, Reliance Safe Works Birmingham, Late with Chubbs". All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. With two keys for the door. Exterior 28" tall, 22" wide + 22" front to back, internal 21" tall, 15" wide + 13.75" front to back. The inside space is sectioned off with a fixed dividing panel and drawer cavity. 
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Price: 850.00


J Grove Fireproof Safe   S137



Chatwood Fireproof Safe   S134
Chatwood Fireproof Safe S134
Original, quality, fireproof safe, circa 1900, manufactured by 'Chatwood of Bolton'. This example has been professionally sand blasted and stove enamelled black to the exterior and primer grey inside. The original brass fittings to the door have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. These fittings detail references to the manufacturer, the key hole cover has a large Royal Coat of Arms and the inside of the door has the original transfer which shows all the awards and medals won by this company. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order, with two keys for the door, one original and one cut to suit. Exterior 24" tall, 18" wide + 18" front to back, internal 17" tall, 11" wide + 11.75" front to back.  
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Price: 750.00


Cash Box with Alarm CB6
Original, quality 1930's, steel cash box in the original simulated 'wood veneered' paintwork. This very clean example, with the original key, also has the original red paintwork to the interior, a lift out tray and a concealed alarm system under the false floor powered by replaceable batteries. Turn the key once to lock and twice to set the alarm and when the box is picked up the alarm is set off. Not only is the paintwork original inside and out, the original paper purchase receipt was stored in the battery area and dated December 19th 1933. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 7.5" + 5.25" tall.  
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Price: 230.00


Cash Box with Alarm   CB6



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


Ratner Brass Safe Plate SP120
Original, quality 1920's, oval shaped cast brass maker's plaque from a fireproof safe door. This example is embossed "Patent Ratner, Fire and Thief Resisting Safe, London" and it has two screw holes for mounting, all has has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 6" x 4.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Ratner Brass Safe Plate   SP120



Milners Brass Safe Plate   SP119
Milners Brass Safe Plate SP119
Original, quality, late 19th century, pressed brass circular maker's plate, originally from the door of a fire proof safe. This superb plaque is deeply embossed in fine detail and has "Milners Patent Fire Resisting" in upper case text, surrounding a large Royal coat of arms. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 7" diameter x 0.5".  
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Price: 65.00


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



Withy Grove Stores Brass Safe Plate   SP104
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


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


Lucas and Co Safeplate    SP79



John Tanns Brass Safe Plate    SP74
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


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


Phillip's Brass Safe Plate    SP72



F Whitfield Brass Safe Keyhole    KC142
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


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   K94



Strongbox Key   K93
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

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