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Whebar Animal Food Card Advert A145
Whebar Animal Food Card Advert A145
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped shop hanging card advert with white on red text detailing "Ask for The New Feeding Meal", "Whebar" and "For all Kinds of Stock". Complete with hanging cord loop and in super condition.

14.5" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Peat Spade AT50
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made large peat cutting spade with a heavy duty turned ash 'T' bar handle. All complete and in good order, quite a heavy tool work with, the largest we have seen.

41" long x 16" wide spade head.

24" wide 'T' handle x 3" diam.

 
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Price: 165.00


Peat Spade AT50



Wrought Iron Implement AT43
Wrought Iron Implement AT43
Original, quality 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron implement/instrument of an unknown purpose. This well made item has shaped prongs with softball tips, and the mounting spike is chiselled for mounting in lead? or wooden shaft. Has been cleaned and lacquered and is in good order.

11.5" x 6.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of PigsKin Gaiters B4
Pair of original, 1920's men's gamekeepers type of brown pigskin leather gaiters with the original leather thong laces. These good sized gaiters with the laces are complete and in good and usable condition.

12" tall at the back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of PigsKin Gaiters B4



Clucket Sheep Bell with Yoke B308
Clucket Sheep Bell with Yoke B308
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron clucket bell with the original Yoke / Collar fashioned from scraps of horse harness and two carved wedges. Although a crude example made for the job it is the real thing. Complete and in good and working order.

Total 12" tall x 6" x 3".

Bell only 4.5" x 5" x 3".

 
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Price: 135.00


1937 Royal Counties Agricultural Souvenir CC229
Original, quality 1937 nickel plated on brass souvenir ashtray with embossed details "Royal Counties Agricultural Society", "Hackney Horse Society", " To mark The Coronation of His Majesty King George VI", "From Nigel C. Colman M.P. President" and "Reading 1937". Complete and in superb order.

4.5" diam x 0.5" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


1937 Royal Counties Agricultural Souvenir CC229



Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available C16
Lignum Vitae Chog, 3 available C16
Original, quality, late 19th century, tethering chog turned in lignum vitae, as used to tether single grazing animals i.e. horse, goat or sheep. This would be used with a loose noosed chain or rope to keep the animal from choking. Complete and in good order. Lignum vitae is one of the few, very heavy woods that will not float and is ideal for lathe turning.

3.25" tall.

3.25" diameter.

Price is for each.

Please state which is required when ordering on-line.

 
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Price: 56.00


Heatherwold Dairy Newbury Milk Churn DP254
Original, quality pre-war seventeen-gallon steel milk churn embossed "Heatherwold Dairy Newbury" around the band. Some small rust holes to the floor, lid missing and overall weathered finish, will not hold water but generally in good order otherwise. Other similar churns may well be available.

28" tall x 13.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Heatherwold Dairy Newbury Milk Churn DP254



CWS Steel Milk Churn DP253
CWS Steel Milk Churn DP253
Original, quality pre-war seventeen-gallon steel milk churn embossed "CWS.D" around the band for the Co-operative Wholesale Society Dairy. Some small rust holes to the floor, lid missing and overall weathered finish, will not hold water but generally in good order otherwise. Other similar churns may well be available.

28" tall x 13.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Broadheath Brass Waggon Hub Cover HC4
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast brass hub cap from the axle of a horse drawn waggon or cart. This example is impressed to the top "J. Clarke Builder Broadheath" for the waggon maker. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

2.75" tall x 3.5" widest.

 
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Price: 56.00


Broadheath Brass Waggon Hub Cover HC4



Wrought Iron Sack Closure ? M29
Wrought Iron Sack Closure ? M29
Original, quality 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron sack closure. This item has a ratchet tightening system to one end. This is all we can think this item is, unless you know otherwise ?. In good order.

Closed 14" x 2" x 1".

Open 28.5" long.

 
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Price: 45.00


Stoneware Bird Feeder PF14
Original, quality circa 1900, two-tone glazed stoneware poultry / bird / feeder / drinker. Impressed '2' to the front for the size two pints. The principle is self-filling hence the birds will not soil the water. All is complete and in good and working order.

9" tall.

5" wide.

6.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Stoneware Bird Feeder PF14



Stoneware Bird Feeder PF13
Stoneware Bird Feeder PF13
Original, quality circa 1900, two-tone glazed stoneware poultry / bird / drinker / feeder. Impressed "3 Pt" for the size three pints and "Price Bristol" for the manufacturer. The principle is self-filling hence the birds will not soil the water. This large example has some crazing to the front lip but does hold water and is otherwise complete and in good and working order.

11.5" tall.

5.5" wide.

8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 85.00


Stoneware Bird Drinker / Feeder PF12
Original, quality two tone glazed stoneware 1920's bird feeder / drinker with a coffee colour to the top and a pale buff to the rest. This example with '2' impressed to the front for two pints, has an integral bowl to the bottom front with the aperture for the seed or water and all is complete and in good and working order.

9.25" tall.

4.5" diam.

6.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Stoneware Bird Drinker / Feeder PF12



Ransomes Advert 36
Ransomes Advert 36" Tape Measure R53
Original, quality pre-war promotional pocket tape measure with a 36" steel rule within a steel circular case, the face is detailed for "Ransomes Agricultural Machinery" and the reverse for the manufacturer "J Rabone & Sons" and "Flexel Minor, Made in England". Cleaned and waxed. Complete and in good and working order.

1.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Harvest Moon Baler Twine Advert Tape Measure R54
Original, quality pre-war promotional pocket tape measure with a 36" steel rule within a circular steel case and a press button return. The celluloid front of the case is detailed "Harvest Moon Baler Twine" with a illustration of a runner fashioned in baling twine. The side is impressed for the manufacturer of the tape "Servant Worcester England". Some plating damage to the sides but, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

1.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 30.00


Harvest Moon Baler Twine Advert Tape Measure R54



Mancur Scale S293
Mancur Scale S293
Original, quality, 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron mancur scale with a crescent shaped brass dial, calibrated on both sides. These scales were used to weigh wool in sacks, after shearing the sheep. The small hook and suspension ring are used to weigh up to 50lb in 5lb divisions, and the larger hook and ring would weigh from 20lb to 300lb in 20lb divisions. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

11" x 4" x 1".

 
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Price: 145.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S11
Original, quality late 19th century smaller than average double sprung cast steel sheep shears. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

10.75" x 3.25" open x 1" front to back.

 
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Price: 26.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S11



Ward No 110 Sheep Shears S10
Ward No 110 Sheep Shears S10
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel double sprung sheep shears with the maker's mark detailing "Ward Sheffield No 110" to each blade. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

14" x 3.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S9
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel double sprung sheep shears with a slot and wing nut adjustment system. Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

13" x 3.75" open.

1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 36.00


Double Sprung Sheep Shears S9



Cranked Sheep Shears S8
Cranked Sheep Shears S8
Original, quality late 19th century cast steel cranked sheep shears in very, very clean condition. Ideal for topiary work. Each blade is impressed for the manufacturer 'Ward of Sheffield' and "No 30". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

12.75" x 4".

1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 26.00


Cast Steel Sheep Shears S7
Original, quality 1920's smaller than average cast steel sheep shears, stamped "Grasshopper 155 Made in England". Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

10" x 3" closed x 1" front to back.

 
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Price: 18.00


Cast Steel Sheep Shears S7



Ward No 33  Sheep Shears S6
Ward No 33 ½ Sheep Shears S6
Original, quality late 19th century near unused pair of cast steel sheep shears, of a standard design but very very clean. Both blades are impressed 'Cast Steel' and "WRP Ward Sheffield No 33 ½". Ideal for topiary work. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

13.25" x 5.5" open.

1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 18.00


Pair of Sheep Shears S5
Pair of original, quality 1920's / 30's, cast iron and steel sheep shears with turned applewood handles and stamped to the wrought iron stem for the manufacturer "Burman and Sons Ltd" , "War Time Finish" and "Made in England". The metalwork has been cleaned and lacquered and the grips polished. All is complete and in good and working order.

10.5" long.

4.5" widest.

1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Sheep Shears S5



Ransome Tractor Spanner T119
Ransome Tractor Spanner T119
Original, quality 1920's double ended wrought iron spanner embossed to one side for "Ransomes" the farm machinery and Tractor manufacturer. The other side has a code number 689 or similar?. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

11.75" x 3".

 
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Price: 45.00


Ransomes Tractor Spanner, 2 available T118
Original, quality 1920's double ended wrought iron spanner embossed to one side for "Ransomes" the farm machinery and Tractor manufacturer. The other side has a code number 689 or similar?. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

10.5" x 2.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 36.00


Ransomes Tractor Spanner, 2 available T118



Lister Spanner T107
Lister Spanner T107
Original, quality pre-war double ended forged steel spanner with provision for 5/8" and 9/16" nuts, embossed to the shaft "Lister England". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

11" x 2.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Nicholsons Spanner T106
Original, quality pre-war double ended forged steel spanner. This example is embossed "Nicholsons " to one side and "6707" to the other. Cleaned and lacquered with some minor pitting, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

12.75" x 2.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 36.00


Nicholsons Spanner T106



Fordson Tractor Spanner, 3 available T103
Fordson Tractor Spanner, 3 available T103
Original, quality pre-war forged steel spanner for a hexagonal nut 2.25" wide. The shaft is embossed "Fordson" and "N-17029". Some minor pitting, cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

10" x 3.5" x 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 26.00


Reed Sickle T92
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, thick bladed blacksmith made wrought iron sickle on a good long ash shaft. All in super condition and appears un-used. The iron is stamped "Brades Co" and all has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

48" x 11" and 1".

 
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Price: 156.00


Reed Sickle T92



'D' Shaped Water Trough T42
'D' Shaped Water Trough T42
Original, quality late 19th century 'D' shaped heavy cast iron water trough probably from a milking palour. This example has a filler inlet hole to the back and is embossed to the inside for the manufacturer "Clifford of Brinkworth" ( Wiltshire ). One mounting lug at the top back is missing, otherwise complete and in good order.

9" tall x 19" wide at the rear including one lug.

10.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 85.00


Cast Iron Trough T15
Original, quality late 19th century long and narrow cast iron animal feed or water trough, with wrought iron curved bar over the top to prevent livestock spoiling the feed by walking in it. A good clean usable example but could be drilled for drainage for use as a planter. Complete and in good and working order.

50" x 13" plus 9" tall.

 
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Price: 185.00


Cast Iron Trough T15



Arnold Foster Mother VT60
Arnold Foster Mother VT60
Original, quality 1950's glazed stoneware feeder for suckling piglets. This "Foster Mother" can feed nine piglets at a time if necessary with black teats fitted around the outlet points and this example has the original electric heating element for warming up the liquid feed. Transfer printed for the manufacturer "Arnold & Sons, 84 Wigmore St, London W.I." and with the registration number for the year 1950. One chip to one outlet lip otherwise complete and in good order.

13" tall including element.

Main body 9.5" diam.

10.25" base.

 
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Price: 230.00


Set of 4 Cast Iron Chicken Shed Wheels W3
Original, quality set of four cast iron wheels from a circa 1900 / 1920's Timber Chicken Shed. Complete and in good and working order.

11.5" diam x 2" tyre thickness.

Width 2.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 150.00


Set of 4 Cast Iron Chicken Shed Wheels W3

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