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Stoneware Bird Feeder BJ166
Stoneware Bird Feeder BJ166
Original, quality, circa 1900, two tone glazed stoneware poultry / bird, drinker / feeder. This super example is stamped '1pt' for the size, with the pottery manufacturer "Price S. Bristol" and a bead decoration around. This principle is self filling hence the birds cannot soil the water. Complete and in good and working order. 9.25" tall x 4" x 6.25" front to back. 
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Price: 115.00


Hiatts Copper Pig Rings in Original Box BR4
Original, quality pre-war unused copper pig rings in the scruffy but original card box. The box is detailed "Hiatt's self-piercing wrought copper pig ring" and "definitely stops rooting and lasts a lifetime", and contains four unused copper rings. Complete and in good order. Box 2" cube.  
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Price: 56.00


Hiatts Copper Pig Rings in Original Box BR4



Hiatt's Copper Bull Ring in Original Packet BR3
Hiatt's Copper Bull Ring in Original Packet BR3
Original, quality pre-war unused copper bull nose ring in the original card packet. The box is detailed "Hiatts Self Piercing wrought copper Bull ring 2.3/4" and in pencil 7/=. The box is a little scruffy but the ring is still sealed in a plastic bag and the copper is stamped "Hiatts". Complete and in good order. Box 2.75" x 2.75" x 0.25". 
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Price: 56.00


Copper Bull Ring, several available BR2
Original, quality, pre-war, copper bull nose rings of various sizes, each with a grub screw and hinged to enable the ring to be opened. Most are marked 'Hiatt Wrought' and 'British Made'. Hiatt was the largest manufacturer of police and security equipment in the U.K., making handcuffs, truncheons and even bull rings. Polished and complete and in good order. 2.75" and 3" external diameter. Price is for each. 
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Price: 28.00


Copper Bull Ring, several available BR2



Boxwood Fleam Mallet F57
Boxwood Fleam Mallet F57
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, 'Bloodstick' or fleam mallet, turned in boxwood. As used by stock owners or vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release the pressure or similar. Complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 75.00


Brass Cased Fleam F56
Original, quality, late 19th century, brass cased fleam, with three graduated steel blades and a buffalo horn infill. One blade is impressed for the maker "W.Gortts" or similar. Fleams were used by vets and stock owners to bleed animals to release pressure. This example has been cleaned and the brass polished and is complete and in good order. Closed 3.5" x 1.5" x 0.5. 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Cased Fleam F56



Steel Cased Fleam F52
Steel Cased Fleam F52
Original, quality, 1920's, fleam with a single blade and steel side covers. The shaft of the blade is marked '1'. Unusual to find these with steel covers, they are usually in brass or horn. All is in superb order and complete. Fleams were used by stock owners and vets to bleed animals to release pressure. Case 4.5" x 1.25" x 0.25". 
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Price: 40.00


Horn Cased Fleam F45
Original, quality, late 19th century, fleam with three varying sized blades, cow-horn side covers and a brass spine. All is complete and in good and working order. The smallest steel blade is marked for the maker "Thomas Turner of Sheffield. Fleams were used by stock owners and vets to bleed animals to release presure. Case 3.25" x 1" x 0.5". 
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Price: 60.00


Horn Cased Fleam F45



Brass Cased Fleam F3
Brass Cased Fleam F3
Original, quality fleam, circa 1900, used by vets and livestock owners for bleeding livestock. Unusual with a single blade within a brass case. No maker's mark. Complete and in good order. 3.5" long. 
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Price: 45.00


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: 45.00


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: 56.00


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 and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


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" and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 45.00


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: 38.00


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 and 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 36.00


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



Boxwood Bottle Case   T6
Boxwood Bottle Case T6
Original, quality, 19th century, turned boxwood two piece bottle case as used by veterinary surgeons and doctors to carry medicine bottles etc in. In good order and without any chips or splits. No bottle. 5.5" tall x 2.75" base diameter.  
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Price: 58.00


Spratts Brass Dog Comb VT53
Original, quality 1920's steel dogs' comb mounted with a sheet brass grip detailed "6", "Made in England" and with "Spratts" letters in the form of a Scottish Terrier. The first we have seen. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4" x 1.25". 
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Price: 135.00


Spratts Brass Dog Comb VT53



10 Labels for Topping's Slow Fever Drink several packs available VT47
10 Labels for Topping's Slow Fever Drink several packs available VT47
Ten original unused pre war printed labels detailing, "Topping's Slow Fever Drink for Cattle", Directions for use and "Topping Bros Veterinary Chemist 31 Church St Preston " and 46 Berry Lane Longridge. In super condition and complete and in good order. 4.5" x 3". Price is per pack of 10. 
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Price: 10.00


Horse Tooth Rasp VT44
Original, quality, late 19th century, blacksmith made horse tooth rasp, with a brass ferule and the original turned beech handle. Complete and in good order. 21.5" x 1.5" widest.  
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Price: 56.00


Horse Tooth Rasp VT44



Horse Mouth Gag VT42
Horse Mouth Gag VT42
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron horse mouth gag, with a brass wing nut on a threaded rod adjustment. The wooden side covers appear to be in rosewood and does have a few grain splits, otherwise all is complete and in good order. The ironwork has been cleaned and lacquered. 12.5" x 7" x 1.5. 
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Price: 156.00


Cow Horn Trimming Iron VT40
Original, quality, late 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron searing iron for removing cow horn tips. This example has a turned and shaped ash handle and is complete and in good order. 17.25" x 1.5". 
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Price: 56.00


Cow Horn Trimming Iron VT40



Boxwood Fleam Mallet with Knife VT29
Boxwood Fleam Mallet with Knife VT29
Original, quality, 19th century, large fleam mallet in turned boxwood with a steel blade concealed within the handle. The last section of the mallet handle will unscrew to reveal the knife and the head of the mallet will also unscrew. The two sides of the mallet head are marked and scuffed from general use, there is a short grain split to the handle of the knife, but otherwise all is complete and in good order. Ideal also as an auctioneer's gavel. This is the largest fleam mallet we have seen. 14" long, head 4.5" x 2.5" in total.  
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Price: 230.00


Boxwood Fleam Mallet VT28
Original, quality, 19th century, turned boxwood fleam mallet used by stock owners and vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release pressure. A super example but with some grain splits, otherwise good and complete. 13" x 2".  
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Price: 85.00


Boxwood Fleam Mallet VT28



Rosewood Fleam Mallet VT24
Rosewood Fleam Mallet VT24
Original, quality, 19th century, turned rosewood fleam mallet as used by stock owners or vets when using a fleam to bleed an animal to release the pressure or similar. One grain split but otherwie complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Pewter Clyster Pump VT21
Original, quality, late 19th century, pewter clyster pump with a nickel plated brass nozzle. Used by stock owners to administer enemas to livestock. Complete and in good order. 18" x 3" with nozzle.  
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Price: 135.00


Pewter Clyster Pump VT21



Horse Tooth Rasp   VT1
Horse Tooth Rasp VT1
Original, quality, 19th century, blacksmith made horse tooth rasp with a brass ferrule and an ebony grip. Complete and in good order. 24" x 1.75" widest.  
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Price: 60.00

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