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Victorian Cast Iron 'Door Stop' Depicting Lord Kitchener On Horse Back Mounted On A Metal Plinth. Misc. 858 - Misc 858 / 5649
This is a contemporary door stop of Lord Kitchener who won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman. thus securing control of the Sudan. For this he was given the title 'Lord Kitchener of Khartoum'. As Chief of Staff in the second Boer war, he played a key role in Lord Roberts Conquest of the Boer Republics. He then succeeded Roberts as Commander in Chief. After spells in India and Egypt he returned to Britain and in 1914 became Secretary of State for War. His face was well known on the famous @Your Country Needs You' posters. He died on 5th June 1916on H.M.S. Hampshire when the ship struck a German mine. This is a nice contemporary door stop of a National hero. It is in very good condition and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. Misc. 858
£125.00

MINT, Early WW2 1940 British WD Military Barometer / Altimeter By Reynolds, Son & Wardale London With Original WW2 1939 Dated Leather Case By F.Ltd. Sn 14260 - 14260
This is an original cased early WW2 British Military Barometer / Altimeter in near mint fully functioning condition. The instrument is brass cased which is stamped on the rear with the British War Department 'Broad Arrow'. Also on the rear is a slot headed screw head for adjusting the instrument. The case is mounted with a lanyard ring. The instrument has a glazed face. The white card face and rotating metal pointer arm are in excellent condition. The face is marked on the inside of the scale in inches from 24-31 and around the outside in atmospheric pressure from 0-7000 feet. In the centre it has "Compensated" (compensated for temperature changes) and manufacturer detail ‘T.A. Reynolds, Son & Wardale Ltd London B472’ and dated ‘1940’. The barometer/altimeter comes in a fitted leather case which is in excellent condition with original red felt lining. The case has its original leather strap with buckle to secure the lid. The body of the case is impressed with date ‘1939’ and manufacturer mark ‘F.Ltd’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14260
£475.00

Cast Bronzed Spelter Figure Depicting ‘A Blacksmith With Hammer Working At His Anvil’ An Image Long Associated With The British Army REME (Corps Of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) With Marble Plinth REME Soldier Retirement Gift Sn 14269 - 14269
This is an excellent 12” tall (overall), beautifully detailed, Bronzed Spelter Figure depicting ‘A Blacksmith With Hammer Working At His Anvil’ An Image Long Associated With The British Army REME. The figure was presented to a Soldier who served in the REME on his retirement. The cast figure is well modelled with no defects in the casting. There are no manufacturer, retailer or artists signatures on this piece. The figure is mounted on a 5”x4”x1 ½” marble plinth which has no damage and has a green felt covering to the base. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14269
£145.00

Cast Bronzed Spelter Figure Depicting The British Army REME (Corps Of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) ‘Rearing Horse On Earth Globe’ Badge With Marble Plinth Presented As a Retirement Gift To Soldier Who Served With The REME. Sn 14268 - 14268
This is an excellent 9 ¾” tall (overall), beautifully detailed, Bronzed Spelter Figure depicting the ‘rearing horse on Earth globe’ which features on the badge of the British REME. The figure was presented to a Soldier who served in the REME on his retirement. The cast figure is well modelled with no defects in the casting. There are no manufacturer, retailer or artists signatures on this piece. The figure is mounted on a 2 ¾” square marble plinth which has no damage and has a green felt covering to the base. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14268
£145.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Post 1904 WW Greener Birmingham Nautical Martini Action ‘Greeners Line Thrower’ Carbine. A 582 - A 582
In maritime history, there have been several cases where a ship has foundered close to shore and no one could be rescued because a rescue rope could not be sent to the ship. Therefore, in the 1800s, work began in the development of tethered projectiles that could be used to pass a rope to a ship. The same need is also encountered in civil engineering projects when one needs to pass a rope over a chasm. Even though development had started in the early 1800s, the first practical development to solve this problem didn't happen until 1850, when Captain David A. Lyle, a West Point and MIT graduate, sat down to solve the problem. He designed a short barreled cannon using a custom designed shot and special waterproof braided linen line. Other manufacturers soon began making carbine sized weapons capable of throwing lines including the British manufacturer W.W. Greener whose ‘Line Thrower’ used a sturdy single shot Martini action. This is an excellent original ‘Greeners Line Thrower’. It has a polished steel action and barrel and all original wood stock with hard rubber recoil pad. The left side of the action is marked ‘WW Greener Birmingham England’ together with ‘Crown BV’ proof mark and the right ‘Greeners Line Thrower’. The underside of the action is stamped ‘2’ and ‘III’. The left side of the barrel has Birmingham post 1904 proof marks and ’14 gr cordite’ above Harpoon 16 oz’. It has a 20” barrel and measures 36 ½” overall length. Its cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As a piece of nautical line throwing safety equipment no licence is required in the UK to own this item. A 582
£0.00

WW2 Parris-Dunn Corp Clarinda Iowa U.S. Navy USN Mark 1 Dummy Training Rifle (1903 Springfield). Sn 12777 - 12777
The Parris-Dunn Corporation was founded by William G. Dunn and Cecil L Parris when they formed a business partnership in 1937. Each of these men brought unique contributions to this partnership. Although Dunn had no formal technical training he, like many great inventors, could see the interrelationships that existed between different mechanical devices and could modify or combine them to solve problems. Parris had a background as sales manager for the Kari-Kleen company of Souix City, Iowa and was a talented merchandiser. Initially Parris was the President of the corporation and Dunn the Vice-president but during the war years their positions reversed. William G. Dunn (1883-1968) ran a hardware business in Clarinda, Iowa in the early 1900's. In 1917 he formed the Dunn Counterbalance Company operating out of the back of his hardware store. He eventually built a factory on South 15th Street in Clarinda and the name was changed to the Dunn Manufacturing Co. He was a very talented inventor and eventually held patents for 75 different mechanical devices, many of which were related to the early automobile and aircraft industry. In 1936 he formed a partnership with Cecil Parris in order to better promote his generator business. When WWII broke out there was a severe shortage of military firearms at the start of the war and they were approached by US Army Ordnance to produce a non-firing training rifle. Shortly after, the US Navy also expressed interest in this project but they wanted some slight modifications in their model. The stock and the bolt mechanism are identical on both models and both models have 3 sling swivels. The following differences identify each model. The typical Army Model 1.It has a simple trigger that does not move. 2.It has a sheet metal trigger guard. 3.It either had no middle barrel band or it had a painted black stripe to simulate this band. 4.It has no bayonet lug. The typical Navy Model 1.It has a movable trigger that makes an audible click when pulled. 2.The trigger guard was made of cast iron 3.It has a metal middle barrel band. 4.It has a bayonet lug on the metal front barrel band. In July of 1942 the Army let contract 271 ORD for 35,000 training rifles of their pattern at a cost of $166,000. In August the Navy let contract NROS 10993 for 190,000 training rifles having their changes at a cost of $903,000. In October of 1942 the Army contract was completed and in November they finished the first Navy contract. In January of 1943 the Navy let contract NORD 808 for 110,000 additional training rifles and in June that contract was completed. The Parris-Dunn Training Rifle is not a very accurate replica of the 1903 Springfield Rifle. It has a similar profile but is thinner in cross section and 3 pounds lighter in weight. The receiver, bolt and trigger mechanism are simple by comparison to the Springfield. Plastic training bayonets and scabbards were available for the Navy Model training rifles. This is an original, near mint example of the WW2 Parris-Dunn Mk 1 USN Dummy training rifle. It measures 43 ¾” overall length, has the correct 3 sling swivels, large blade fore sight, ladder rear sight and bayonet lug. The bolt action works as it should and it correctly cocks and dry fires. The steel butt plate is crisply stamped ‘Dummy Training Rifle Mark 1 USN Parris-Dunn Corp Clarinda Iowa’ (illustrated in image 2 along with a contemporary image of a US Navy Sailor with a Parris Dunn USN MK1 dummy training rifle). The woodwork is all original and undamaged. NB As a dummy training rifle incapable of firing ammunition, no licence is required to own this item in the UK. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12777
£575.00

Original WW1 Spelter Figure Of A WW1 British 'Tommy' In Standing Pose Holding a Long Lee Enfield Rifle & Bayonet By Ruffony. Sn 14234 - 14234
Ruffony was an Italian artist and sculptor working at the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century. He died in 1925. The British 'Tommy' soldier is in a standing pose with rifle in the left hand and detached bayonet in right hand. He is wearing full 1908 pattern webbing kit including a back pack and is standing on a debris strewn ground typical of the battlefield. The figure stands 27cm high and is very nicely mounted on a shaped wooden plinth with a green felt base. The plinth is 6cm high making a total height of 33cm. There is a signature on the rear of 'Ruffony'. The cap of the 'Tommy' has what looks to be a small part shaped as if it is missing, however we think this is how it was finished as under a magnifying glass there is no visible damage. This is a very imposing, dramatic and thought provoking piece. The price for this original, undamaged piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14234
£395.00

FINE QUALITY, C1930’s- 1940’s Brass Cased Naval Bulkhead ‘Sestral’ Ship’s Clock By Henry Browne & Son Ltd Barking & London, In Full Working Order Complete With Key. MISC 857 - MISC 857
Formerly of Station Works, Wakering Road, Barking, Essex Henry Browne & Son Ltd were important British compass makers. The company was founded in the nineteenth century in Barking and London. They were respected English instrument makers who made fine quality compasses, ships clocks, inclinometers, sextants and chandlery items for over 140 years. Their "Dead Beat" compass, which was well dampened to reduce oscillation, was fitted to many Allied ships during the Second World War. Sestrel was their famous Trade Mark brand. The company was sold to John Lilley & Gillie Ltd and SIRS Navigation, both UK companies, in 1993. This fine quality, brass nautical ship’s bulkhead clock is in excellent condition. It has a 4” diameter silvered face which is clean. It has 1-12 hour Roman numeral markings with black metal hour and minute hands. It is marked on the face by the manufacturer ‘Henry Browne & Son Ltd Barking & London’ and with their ‘Sestral’ trademark. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping & a hole for key winding. The clock case is brass and measures 5 ¾” diameter including its integral rim which has 3 factory drilled holes for wall mounting. It has a hinged, brass rimmed, glazed face cover and is complete with original brass winding key. The clock case is 3” deep with the face closed. This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price for this quality nautical time piece includes UK delivery. MISC 857
£595.00

C1930’s- 1940’s Brass Cased Naval Bulkhead Ship’s Clock By Fenton Rusell & Co Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland With Quality German Movement, In Full Working Order Complete With Key. Sn 14157 - 14157
In 1822 Bailie Thomas Russell established a clock making and electroplating business at Hunter Square, Edinburgh. The business was continued in 1853 by James Fenton in partnership. The partnership was dissolved in 1876 and continued by James Fenton under the old name of Thomas Russel & Co. In 1900 the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the title Fenton, Russell & Co Ltd. This brass nautical ship’s bulkhead clock is in excellent condition and has a quality German made movement. It has a 7” diameter silvered face which is clean. It has 1-12 hour markings with black metal hour and minute hands. It is marked on the face by the manufacturer ‘Fenton Rusell & Co Ltd Edinburgh’. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping & a hole for key winding. The clock case is brass and measures 9 ¼” diameter including its integral rim which has 6 factory drilled holes for wall mounting. It has a hinged, brass rimmed, glazed face cover and is complete with original brass winding key. The clock case is 4 ¼” deep with the face closed. This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14157
£495.00

Imperial German Reserve Officer's Cigarette and Spirit Disc Flask. Sn 14142 - 14142
This is a very colourful and impressive looking example of an Imperial German Reserve Officer's Cigarette and Spirit disc flask. It has a pressed steel protective case which is fitted round a glass spirit flask. The flask has a colour ornamental panel inside depicting 65th Infantry Saxony Reserve 1912-14, a uniform soldier stool talking to a sweetheart. The glass flask has a threaded glass top with metal screw cap and over this screws an Imperial Eagle Stopper which is clutching an Imperial German flag in its talons. When upturned this forms a drinking cup. The flask has black, red and white should cord which has a white tassels at each end. The front panel is held with a small catch and when released the front hinges open to reveal the ornamental panel and inside the hinged front is a cigarette holder with inset and elasticated strap to hold the cigarettes. On the other side it has another colourful panel in red which a raised inset. This is a very nice example of the cigarette and spirit flask, is complete and every aspect is in good condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14142
£295.00
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