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Oxo Shop Dispensing Jar, 2 available A96
Oxo Shop Dispensing Jar, 2 available A96
Original, quality circa 1910 / 1920's square clear glass storage jar with cream coloured bakelite screw on lid. The jar is transfer printed to all sides "Oxo" Cubes and the lid has 'oxo' in red upper cased letters impressed and the underside with instructions for use. The underside of the jar is embossed British made. Complete and in good order. Height 7.5" x base 5.75" diam. Lid 4.5" diam and aperture 3.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 75.00


Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75
Original, quality 1930's moulded glass change slope as used on shop counters for the shopkeeper to place the customer,s change on. This example is advertising Player's navy cut cigarettes and detailing "Ask for Player's and look for the lifebuoy trade mark". Three small chips to the lower rim to one side, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 6.75" square and 1.75" tall at the back. 
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Price: 115.00


Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75



Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Original, quality 1920's, Bentwood chair for use by customers in a retail shop. This chair is in the original finish and has embossed detail to the backrail "Agent for the Holdfast brand boots and shoes", "EWP and Co trademark" and with a knotted rope logo. The seat panel is also embosssed with a pattern and the underside has retained the original paper label for the maker of the chair Thonet. A very hard to find advertising chair, complete and in super condition. 35" tall at back, 19" tall to top of seat, 16" wide + 17.5" front to back.  
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Price: 400.00


Shop Door Bell B234
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring and brass peg and socket made to suit. To be fitted, as the pictures, to the back of the shop door; this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. This bell is impressed '4' to the top and embossed "1B" to the interior for John Bridgeman of Devises the bell founder. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Bell 3.25" tall + 3" mouth diam. Total 8.5" tall and 10" front to back. 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B234



Shop Door Bell B232
Shop Door Bell B232
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring and brass peg and bracket made to suit. To be fitted, as the photographs, to the back of the shop door; this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This bell is impressed '8' to the top. When mounted 6" tall and 10" front to back. Bell mouth 3" diam. Other similar bells may be available on request. 
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Price: 68.00


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B113
Original, quality pair of unused 1920's shop window brass pole brackets in the original matt gilt finish. Each backplate has three screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2" tall x 3" wide and 1" front to back. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 36.00


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B113



Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112
Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112
Original, quality pair of unused 1920's shop window brass pole brackets in the original matt gilt finish. Each backplate has four screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2.5" tall x 2.5" wide and 0.5" front to back. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 56.00


Butchers Stoneware Ox Tongue Tub B5
Original, quality late 19th century barrel shaped cream coloured glazed stoneware storage tub originally used to store cured ox tongues in Butchers' Shops. This example has been manufactured to accurately resemble a barrel with faux slats and bands and a hole to the base for a tap and cup handles to each side. The interior is glazed in pale blue and has two minor short hairline cracks from the top (see picture), all is complete and in good and working order otherwise. The top is fitted with a lift off and hinged pine lid with cast iron hinges and steel pull handle.Very heavy and only the second one we have seen. Barrel 26.5" tall and 1" lid. 18.5" widest and inside top aperture 13.5". 
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Price: 485.00


Butchers Stoneware Ox Tongue Tub B5



Shop Display Pint of Milk BJ151
Shop Display Pint of Milk BJ151
Original, quality 1960's United Dairies one pint glass milk bottle painted to the inside with cream and white to form a shop window 'dummy' pint of milk. The original foil cap is still fitted although it does have a slit cut and the bottle is embossed "United Dairies" to the reverse and acid etched in red with the same on the front. Complete and in good order otherwise. 8.5" tall x 3" base diam.  
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Price: 45.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32
Original, quality late 19th century butcher's knife sharpening steel with a nickel ferrule guard and swivel hanging ring and a buffalo horn handle grip. The steel is impressed for a Sheffield maker and is a lot longer than normally found. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all is complete and in good and working order. 22" long including ring x 1.25" wide. 
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Price: 135.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32



Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31
Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butchers shop, sharpening steel, with a stag horn antler handgrip, a brass safety guard and a brass hanging ring. The smooth iron is impressed for the manufacturer "Taylor eye witness Sheffield". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 17.5" long x 1.25" wide.  
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Price: 85.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29
Original, quality, late 19th century, butcher's sharpening steel with a cow horn handle, a swivel top brass ring and a fine ribbed tapered steel. The steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the handle is made with four sections of different coloured horn. Cleaned and polished and the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 19" x 1.5".  
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Price: 115.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29



Wooden Vegetable Crates, 10 available C1
Wooden Vegetable Crates, 10 available C1
Original, quality post-war market garden stacking wooden fruit / vegetable trays as used by growers for transporting produce when picked. These examples are generally in good order with some green paint splashing and some stamped "W. Groom Ltd Box Makers Spalding". Some also stamped for the original users "J.J Scholes", "W. Stallard" and "Sly Bros Ltd". Some minor scuffs, otherwise complete and in good and working order. 29.75" x 17.75" x 6.25". Price is for each. 
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Price: 25.00


Brass Counter Bell CB59
Original, quality late 19th Century, large cast brass counter bell. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. The cast pink brass dome is mounted on a shaped central brass column, with a relief decorated cast brass petal shaped base. The externally mounted sprung brass clapper has a cast brass finial, as has the top of the dome bell. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Bell dome 4.25", base 4.75" and 6.5" high. 
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Price: 125.00


Brass Counter Bell CB59



Electric Coffee Grinder Container CG49
Electric Coffee Grinder Container CG49
Original, quality 1920's/30's steel hopper from a grocers' electric coffee grinder. These were used to catch the coffee after the beans had been ground through the machine. This clean example has retained its original red and black painted finish and is complete and in good and working order. 8.5" tall, 16" long and 6" widest.  
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Price: 115.00


Huge Brass Door Pull Bar DP494
Original, quality 1920's brass huge door pull bar probably from a shop door. This super example has a tubular bar with cast brass cranked supports and finials all mounted on a rectangular shaped sheet brass backplate with sixteen countersunk screw holes for mounting. A wonderful door pull, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backplate 35.75" x 2.75", total 35.75" x 5.5" and 3.75" front to back. 
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Price: 385.00


Huge Brass Door Pull Bar DP494



Shop Display Hat Stand, 3 similar available DS9
Shop Display Hat Stand, 3 similar available DS9
Original, quality circa 1900, shop display hat stands in the original "bronze" finish with an adjustable central stem mounted with material covered blocks. The bases have 'bronze' plated brass covers over a shaped cast iron weighted base with bronze plated stems, which will all polish back to brass if required for no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Bases 4" x 4". Tallest down as in picture 15.5". Tallest extended 23.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Coal Scoop F569
Original, quality late 19th century unused brass coal scoop originally from a shaped brass coal helmet of superb quality. This example has the original turned and ebonised shaped beechwood handle. All is in mint condition with not a dent or blemish in sight and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Could also possibly have been a corn chandler's scoop. 16.5" x 5.75" widest x 6" tall. 
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Price: 156.00


Brass Coal Scoop F569



Circular Wrought Iron Garden / Cafe Table F311
Circular Wrought Iron Garden / Cafe Table F311
Original, quality 1920's blacksmith made wrought iron table base with the original circular sheet iron top, all in the old off yellow paint but needing a clean and paint, otherwise complete and in good order. Top diam 39" x 27.5" tall. Spread of feet at floor 27". 
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Price: 250.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass, matching letters each with countersunk screw holes for mounting and originally for shop signs, etc. All has been polished and lacquered and are complete and in good order. Letters available: O x 5, R x 2, T x 1 and U x 2. Each 2.5" x 0.25" front to back. Price is for each. Please state which oneis required if ordering online. 
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Price: 16.00


Matching Brass Letters HN18



Butchers Meat Cleaver MC9
Butchers Meat Cleaver MC9
Original, quality late 19th century butchers meat cleaver with the original turned beech handle with a brass ferrule and a hanging eye to the top of the blade. The steel is stamped "Thomas Turner Regd" for the manufacturer and all has been cleaned and waxed and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 13.5" x 1.5" x 4".  
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Price: 56.00


Butchers Cleaver MC7
Original, quality late 19th century steel butchers' meat cleaver with a turned and stained beech handle and a steel ferrule. The blade is impressed for the maker 'I. Jowett' and '2'. All is complete and in good and working order. 14.25" x 4" x 1.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Butchers Cleaver MC7



Green Enamel on Brass Letter NP273
Green Enamel on Brass Letter NP273
Original, quality 1920's green enamelled on brass shop sign letter of a good heavy weight and in super condition, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 8" tall and 3/8" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


3 Tier Wrought Iron Plant stand PS2
Original, quality pre-war three tier wrought iron corner plant stand, in the old paint. A good sturdy display stand. Complete and in good and working order. 29" tall and 32" front to back.  
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Price: 185.00


3 Tier Wrought Iron Plant stand PS2



Shop Glass Sweet / Tobacco Jar SJ14
Shop Glass Sweet / Tobacco Jar SJ14
Original, quality 1920's square clear glass storage jar with the original screw on aluminium lid. Embossed "Moorpek & Kaftor". The underside of the jar is also embossed but with "Easiwork Patent No 271182". A very clean example, complete and in good order. 8.75" tall and 5" square. 
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Price: 45.00


Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7
Original, quality 1920's, clear glass confectionery shop sweet jar, with a shaped body and a shaped cap with ground glass collars to both for an airtight fit. Some visible wear to the underside and all is complete and in good and working order. A very usable storage / display jar. 13.5" tall and 5" base diam.  
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Price: 85.00


Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7



Brass Coin Detector S259
Brass Coin Detector S259
Original, quality, brass plate, with slots for nine different sized coins patented in 1853. This brass plate was fitted onto the shop counter. Its purpose was to test coins for counterfeits, a coin was placed in the relative slot and if correct in weight and size, it depressed the rocker balance below the slot and fell into the drawer below, faulty coins would not go through the slot or stayed in the slot. The slots on this example, each with its own rocker balance, are marked "Sixpence, Fourpence, Threepence, Half Sovereign. Sovereign, Shilling, Florin, Half Crown and Crown". The brass top plate has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual coin scale / detector, complete and in good and working order. Brass face 6" x 4" and max 1" tall including mechanism. 
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Price: 300.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign S232
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy enamel advertising sign with white text on Royal blue background in two styles of bold upper cased "Wm Ferguson Gas Fitter and Ironmonger". The sign manufacturer is detailed to the lower right corner "Macfarlane Bros. Glasgow". Damage to much of the outer edge with some metal loss as well as enamel but a surprisingly clean and bright gloss to the enamel. A super and early sign with an unusual subject matter. Complete and in good order. 42" x 30".  
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Price: 565.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign   S232



Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles  TR5
Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles TR5
Original, quality pair of pre war decorators wooden trestles in the old faded cream paintwork with the original wrought iron hinges. A good sturdy pair of trestles ideal for shop display or as working trestles. Complete and in good and working order. 7.5" tall closed, 25" at base 15" at top, 5.5" front to back closed. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 125.00

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