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Pyrene Fire Extinguisher Ashtray A192
Pyrene Fire Extinguisher Ashtray A192
Original, quality 1930's circular brass ashtray with three cigarette rests and "most of all" a miniature Pyrene hand-held fire extinguisher detailing "Pyrene Kills Fire & Saves Lives". This delightful item is the first we have seen and was originally all nickel plated as one can see from the underside. All is complete and in good order otherwise.

5.25" tall.

5" widest.

 
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Price: 450.00


A.R.P Handbell B325
Original, quality Second World War Issue Air Raid Precaution brass handbell with the original cast iron internal clapper on a chain, a brass ferrule to the turned beech handle, engraved "A.R.P" to the rim and "J.B.39" for the makers' initials and for the year of Issue 1939. This example is a good loud bell in super condition and the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

10.25" tall x 5" bell mouth.

 
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Price: 156.00


A.R.P Handbell B325



Rosewood Casket B16
Rosewood Casket B16
Original, quality 1920's small all rosewood lidded box mounted on bun feet. This super clean example has a sheet of green beige to the interior floor and the original brass hinges. A good scaled-down miniature chest. Complete and in good order.

7.5" x 4.25" x 3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 68.00


Miniature Stoneware Flagon BJ193
Original, quality 1920's miniature two tone bellied shaped stoneware flagon with a loop strap handle to the rear, incised "For Auld Lang Syne" to the front shoulder and transfer printed "Clan Chattan Whisky Macdonald and Mackintosh Invernell" to the front. Complete and in good order.

3.5" tall

2.25" widest.

 
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Price: 56.00


Miniature Stoneware Flagon BJ193



Miniature Butchers Sharpening Steel BS35
Miniature Butchers Sharpening Steel BS35
Original, quality promotional 1950's / 60's butchers' miniature sharpening steel with a turned aluminium grip and the original leather case detailing W.M. Still & Sons Ltd Catering equipment specialists. Complete and in good order.

4.25" including ring.

Case x 0.75" wide.

 
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Price: 56.00


Miniature Copper Cookpot CP129
Original, quality late 19th century, good scaled down example of an oval cookpot with side ring handles and 'LB' in a lozenge shape maker's logo to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The lid is missing otherwise complete and in good order.

2.75" x 1.75" tall x 2".

 
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Price: 68.00


Miniature Copper Cookpot CP129



Pair of Brass Candle Stands CS2
Pair of Brass Candle Stands CS2
Original, quality pair of mid to late 19th century cast brass candle stands in the form of miniature games tables with checkered chess boards one in black and the other in red detail on single pedestal tilt top tables. The underside of the tops are in the old and used unpolished finish and all else has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. A most unusual pair.

4.25" tall.

3.75" top diam.

 
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Price: 350.00


Mini Brass Dairy Pail DP262
Original, quality pre-war miniature brass dairy pail, probably used as a spill vase. This example has a tapered body, a brass wire swing handle and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

Body 3" tall x 2 3/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 36.00


Mini Brass Dairy Pail DP262



Brass Dairy Can / Inkwell IW107
Brass Dairy Can / Inkwell IW107
Original, quality late 19th century miniature all brass dairy can with a brass swing handle and a hinged top lid revealing a white ceramic liner / inkwell. 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.

2.25" tall with handle down + 2.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 125.00


Small Copper Sponge Mould JM383
Original, quality 1920's very small copper sponge mould with a good tinned interior and minor dents only. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and usable order.

1.5" tall x 1.75" widest.

 
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Price: 26.00


Small Copper Sponge Mould JM383



Small Copper Sponge Moulds, 3 available JM337
Small Copper Sponge Moulds, 3 available JM337
Original, quality 1920's very small copper sponge moulds, each stamped 'R.E.L'. The interiors have good tinning and all are in good usable condition with no dents. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

1.5" tall x 1.75" widest.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Carron 00 Flat Iron L241
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped cast iron laundry iron with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle. This example embossed 'Carron' for the maker and '00' for the size. Has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

Body 3.75" x 2" x 0.75".

Total 3" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


Carron 00 Flat Iron L241



Very Small Box Iron L273
Very Small Box Iron L273
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century very small blacksmith made wrought iron box iron with the original turned dark wood handle and lifting gate at the rear end but sadly lacking the heating slug, otherwise all is complete and in good order. A most unusual size and sprung gate facility. Cleaned and waxed.

Body 2.75" x 1.75" x 1 1/8".

Total 3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 300.00


Siddons Miniature No 2 Iron L133
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb, tiny, 'No 2' flat iron in cast iron and impressed in the casting 'No 2' and 'J & J Siddons' and to the handle 'Rd No 573' for the year 1884. This delightful miniature iron is in superb order and has been cleaned and lacquered.

Sole 2.75" x 1.75".

Total 2.25" tall.

3" long.

 
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Price: 56.00


Siddons Miniature No 2 Iron L133



Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP95
Miniature Brass Preserve Pan PP95
Original, quality late 19th century miniature cast brass preserve pan with thick gauge metal, super rivets and ribbed side loop handles. This super well scaled example has only been polished to the inside, the exterior has retained a good patina. Complete and in good order.

Pan 4" diam plus 0.75" tall.

Total 4.5" diam plus 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 185.00


Salter Letter Balance PS64
Original, quality pre-war tiny letter balance with its own leather pouch. This example has an ivorine face, a hook to the top and a spring clip beneath. The face is detailed for the maker "Salter", "Made in England" and is calibrated up to four ounces. Complete and in good and working order.

Scale 4.5" x 1" x 0.25".

Pouch 3" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Salter Letter Balance PS64



Trench Art Brass Mini Stool M139
Trench Art Brass Mini Stool M139
Original, quality probably Second World War trench art item fashioned into a mini stool with "SA" pierced to the top "South Africa" ?. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

Backplate 1.5" x 1.5".

Total 6" tall.

5.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S242
Original, quality 1929 tiny engraved motorcycle racing trophy cup. The front is engraved "P.M.C. Everyman Night Trial, Team Prize H. Lawrence 25.08.29" and the rim is impressed 'EPNS'. All is complete and in good order.

2.75" tall x 1.5" top diam.

1 1/8" base diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Motor Cycle Racing Trophy S242



Clockmakers Steel Vice T158
Clockmakers Steel Vice T158
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made watchmakers or jewellers steel vice with a hexagonal stem and fine jaws with a side mounted ring nut. A super colour and in super condition. Complete and in good and working order.

4.5" x 1.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 78.00


Cloth Sampling Shears T113
Original, quality pair of small late 19th century cast steel cloth sampling shears. Ideal for topairy work Complete and in good and working order.

4.5" x 1.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Cloth Sampling Shears T113



Cloth Sampling Shears T112
Cloth Sampling Shears T112
Original, quality pair of small late 19th century cast steel cloth sampling shears. Ideal for topiary work. Complete and in good and working order.

5" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30
Original, quality, post-war, miniature square biscuit tin, originally filled with small biscuits and probably issued as a promotional item. Printed in red and silver on grey and detailing "Peek Frean Makers of Famous Biscuits" and "By Appointment To The Late King George VI". Not in mint condition, but very, very clean. Complete and in good order.

3.25" square.

1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 38.00


Peek Frean Biscuit Tin T30



Miniature Tin Trunk TT3
Miniature Tin Trunk TT3
Original, quality late 19th century miniature tin trunk in the original scrumbled and faux grained paintwork. This super example, the first we have seen, has all original paint inside and out with a pale blue interior, a pair of a ring handles for lifting and an unusual domed shape to the top. Some minor blemishes to the paint inside, otherwise complete and in good order.

7.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00

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