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Aluminium Shop Counter Sweet Display Bowl A118
Aluminium Shop Counter Sweet Display Bowl A118
Original, quality 1930's / 40's fruit bowl shaped pressed aluminium shop counter, sweet display stand, embossed to the flange rim "Meadow Mints" and "Lutona Chocolates". Polished and complete and in good order. 6.5" tall x 11.5" diam and 6" diam base. 
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Price: 135.00


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 B240
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 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. Complete and in good and working order. When mounted 7" tall, 10.5" front to back. Bell mouth 3.25" diam. 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B240



Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets B113
Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets 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. 
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Price: 36.00


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


Pair of Brass Shop Display Pole Brackets, 2 pairs available B112



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32
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


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


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29
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


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


Electric Coffee Grinder Container CG49



Needle Cabinet DC10
Needle Cabinet DC10
Original, quality late 19th century Haberdashery Shop Counter Cabinet in mahogany with two drawers and a top hinged lid to the third compartment. This cabinet was issued to the retailer stocked with G.L Turneys Best Needles. The top white 'Vitrolite' glass label to the upper section has been replaced with a plain panel, the remains of the original acid etched label is included (see picture) and the two drawers have retained the original etched panels and brass recessed pull handle. All has been cleaned and refinished and is complete and in good and working order, otherwise. 19" x 13" and 10.5" tall. 
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Price: 585.00


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 F576
Original, quality late 19th century brass scoop with a turned ebony handle and a fancy cast brass mount. This super example may well have been a coal scoop, or a grocers tea scoop, either or both uses would be ideal. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order, 13.5" x 5" x 2.5".  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Coal Scoop F576



Brass Coal Scoop F569
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


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


Circular Wrought Iron Garden / Cafe Table F311



Matching Brass Letters HN18
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 1. 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


White Ceramic Ham Stand HS3
Original, quality pre-war white ceramic grocers' / butchers' shop counter / window display stand for joints of cold meats and similar. This very clean example is transfer printed for the manufacturer "Mordue Bros Ltd. 67 Newgate St. Newcastle on Tyne". Complete and in good order. 7.5" tall and 7.5" widest. 
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Price: 75.00


White Ceramic Ham Stand HS3



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


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


Brass Coin Detector S259



Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign S232
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: 485.00


Tobacconist Display Jar SA32
Original, quality late 19th century dark brown glazed tobacconist display jar. Impressed to the front "John Hill Shop fitter, The Cannon, 2 to 7 New Cut London, four doors from Waterloo Road", the reverse is also impressed for the maker "Stiff & Sons Lambeth". The jar would originally have a black japanned circular tin lid, now long gone, otherwise complete and in good order. 8.5" tall and 6.25" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


Tobacconist Display Jar SA32



Shop Counter Glass Sweet Jar SJ7
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


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


Pair of Wooden Decorators Trestles  TR5

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