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Police Alarm / Birdscarer   BS6
Police Alarm / Birdscarer BS6
Original, quality, late 19th century, policeman's alarm rattle or a very good birdscarer. This super example has the handle in beech, the splatts in ash and the main body in lacewood. The underside is carved "Flint", probably the original owner's name. All is complete, in super order and very loud. Body 8.5" x 4" + 1.25", total tall including handle 10".  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Wrought Iron Handcuffs with Key HC21
Original, quality wrought iron handcuffs, with the original key all in super condition. The end of each key barrel is stamped, " R.G.S 1956 " to one " 210 over 247 " to the other. This pattern was the standard police issue pattern. All is complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 3.25" x 0.75".  
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Price: 156.00


Pair of Wrought Iron Handcuffs with Key HC21



Hiatt Leading Handcuff   HC15
Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC15
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, wrought iron leading handcuff, with a spring clip locking mechanism and stamped "Hiatt" for the manufacturer. The prisoner would be held with the smaller grip around one wrist and the other was held by the enforcer and twisted sharly to gain control. Complete and in good order. 5.25" x 4" + 0.75".  
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Price: 135.00


Hiatt Leading Handcuff HC12
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, wrought iron leading cuff, with a spring clip locking mechanism and an engraved decoration to both sides of the central hinge. The larger cuff is stamped "British Made" to one side and "Hiatt Steel" to the other for the manufacturer 'Hiatt and Co of Birmingham', the largest makers of security equipment for the police etc worldwide. The prisoner would be held with the smaller grip around one wrist and the other was just held by the enforcer and twisted sharply to gain control. A superb example as clean as you would find. 5" x 4" x 0.75". 
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Price: 185.00


Hiatt Leading Handcuff   HC12



Hickory Police Truncheon PT161
Hickory Police Truncheon PT161
Original, quality late 19th century Police Truncheon turned in hickory with a good ribbed handgrip and finial to the end. Some grain splits but all in a good rich colour and complete and in good order otherwise. 17" x 1.5".  
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Price: 115.00


Parker of Holborn Truncheon PT160
Original, quality circa 1900, turned mahogany Police Truncheon, stamped to the end of the ribbed grip for the Gunsmith & Retailer "Parker 233 Holborn" (London). Some old staining but complete and in good order. 18" x 1.25". 
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Price: 125.00


Parker of Holborn Truncheon PT160



Teak Police Truncheon PT158
Teak Police Truncheon PT158
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue Truncheon unusually turned in Teak. Complete and in good order. 15.5" x 1.25".  
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Price: 115.00


Birch Police Truncheon PT157
Original, quality 1920's Police Truncheon with an unusual ribbed grip and in an unusual wood 'Birch'. Complete and in good order. 16.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 95.00


Birch Police Truncheon PT157



Ebony Police Truncheon PT154
Ebony Police Truncheon PT154
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in ebony with the original leather wrist strap. This example has a super variation in colour from pale brown to one side to black ebony the other. All is complete and in good order. Truncheon 15" x 1.25" and strap 9". 
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Price: 95.00


Unused Hiatt Police Womans Truncheon PT152
Original, quality 1960's unused UK Police Woman's short truncheon turned in hickory with the original leather wrist strap stamped 'Hiatt' for the manufacturer / supplier of police equipment. Complete and in good order. Truncheon 10.5" x 1.25" and strap 8.5" long. 
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Price: 156.00


Unused Hiatt Police Womans Truncheon PT152



Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150
Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in what appears to be rosewood with a super grain. Some minor grain splits to the lighter colour section otherwise complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5". 
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Price: 115.00


Ebony / Rosewood Police Truncheon PT145
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in probably ebony, but it could be rosewood for it has super graining and colour. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Ebony / Rosewood Police Truncheon PT145



Berkshire Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT136
Berkshire Special Constable Ebony Truncheon PT136
Original, quality First World War ebony police truncheon with gold painted detail for "Berks Special Constable", 'Berks' being for Berkshire. This example has retained the leather wrist strap and all is complete and in good order. 15" x 1.5" and strap 9". 
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Price: 185.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue shaped truncheon but unusually turned in boxwood, a heavy light coloured wood. This example in a super colour is complete and in good order with a slight curve. 16.25" x 1.5". 
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Price: 125.00


Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132



Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Fruitwood Truncheon PT129
Original, quality 1920's truncheon in the standard police issue pattern but unusually turned in a light coloured fruitwood. This example is stamped '38' and has retained the original leather wrist strap. Complete and in good order. 15.5" long x 1.25" and strap 9". 
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Price: 115.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126
Original, quality 1920's fruitwood coloured turned hardwood truncheon of the standard police issue shape stamped "Liverpool Police". In super condition and complete. 15.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 135.00


Liverpool Police Truncheon PT126



Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Ebony Police Truncheon PT125
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue truncheon turned in ebony. This example is stamped "C.P." beneath a crown to the top area and does have an interesting variation to the colour to the top. Some minor splits but complete and in good order. 15" long and 1.25" widest. 
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Price: 115.00


Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
Original, quality 1st World War duty armband for a Special Constable. The curved cast aluminium badge is embossed "113 Special Constable" and is looped through with the horizontal blue striped on white canvas armband. This was worn on the lower sleeve when on war duty. Some minor moth damage to the band and most of the original black paint missing from the badge. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order. Badge 3.5" x 2.75", band including buckle 18" x 1.75". 
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Price: 95.00


Special Constable Duty Armband PT114



Rosewood Police Truncheon PT113
Rosewood Police Truncheon PT113
Original, quality late 19th century rosewood truncheon in the standard police issue shape. This super example has colour variation in the grain and is much more slender than normally found. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25".  
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Price: 95.00


George IV decorated Truncheon PT99
Original, quality early 19th century decorated boxwood truncheon riddled with worm holes. This example has painted decoration detailing an elephant with a coronet howdah, surrounded by a laurel wreath, all beneath the monogram "G.R" with a large Royal Crown above. Although riddled with worm holes there is no recent evidence of worm activity and we have treated all intensly to make sure, all is complete and in good order otherwise George IV reign 1820 to 1830. 16" x 1.75".  
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Price: 565.00


George IV decorated Truncheon  PT99



Ebony Police Truncheon PT72
Ebony Police Truncheon PT72
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, standard UK Police issue, ebony truncheon. This example is rather dented, but has a super contrasting two colour grain which often is found with ebony, although it is normally near black in colour. Lacking its wrist strap, but otherwise complete and in good order. 15.5" x 1.5".  
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Price: 85.00


Northampton County Asylum Button PT34
Original, quality, 1930's, nickel, uniform button embossed 'Northampton County Asylum' around a Tudor Rose and impressed to the brass plate on the reverse for the manufacturer 'Firmin & Sons Ltd, London' around the eye. An unusual button, complete and in good order. 1" diameter and 0.25" front to back. 
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Price: 45.00


Northampton County Asylum Button PT34



Berkshire Constabulary Whistle W66
Berkshire Constabulary Whistle W66
Original, quality pre-war nickel plated police whistle with the original nickel chain and buttonhole hook Detailed "Berkshire Constabulary" "The Metropolitan Patent" and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Son 244 Barr St Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 3.25" x 5/8" and chain 14". 
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Price: 115.00


Kent Special Constabulary Whistle W63
Original, quality pre-war nickel plated police whistle detailed "The Acme City Whistle" and "Kent Special Constabulary". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3 1/8" x 5/8". 
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Price: 75.00


Kent Special Constabulary Whistle W63



The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60
The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60
Original, quality nickel plated whistle with the original green silk covered Lanyard. This early whistle, circa 1900 / 1910, is detailed "The City Police or Fire Whistle" and "Patent" and is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen. 3.25" x 5/8" and lanyard 30". 
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Price: 156.00


Bucks Special Constabulary Whistle with Chain W57
Original, quality nickel pre-war plated police whistle detailed "The Metropolitan Patent Bucks Special Constabulary" and for the maker "J. Hudson & Co, 244 Barr St Birmingham" fitted to the original nickel chain with a buttonhole. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 3.25" x 5/8" and chain 13". 
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Price: 85.00


Bucks Special Constabulary Whistle with Chain W57



Patent Whistle W53
Patent Whistle W53
Original, quality post-war nickel plated police type whistle Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8". 
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Price: 34.00


The City Whistle W52
Original, quality 1920's, brass police type whistle originally nickel plated but now polished back to the brass. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8". 
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Price: 45.00


The City Whistle W52



Essex Constabulary Police Whistle W51
Essex Constabulary Police Whistle W51
Original, quality pre-war, nickel plated police whistle appears unused, detailed "The Metropolitan Essex Constabulary" and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co Barr St. Hockley Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


1940 Whistle W43
Original, quality Second World War nickel whistle of the police issue shape, detailed '1940' and for the manufacturer J Hudson and Co Birmingham. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 56.00


1940 Whistle W43



1938 Whistle W42
1938 Whistle W42
Original, quality Second World War nickel whistle of the police issue shape, detailed '1938' and for the manufacturer J Hudson and Co, Barr Street, Hockley Birmingham. The ring is stamped '433' for the previous owner. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 56.00

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