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ROYAL DRAGOONS INTEREST, A Cased 1823 Solid Sterling Silver Presentation Goblet / Cup Engraved To Lieut & Adjutant Field Presented 1841 On His Retirement With An Original Period Photo Of The Officer & His Original Hand Written Commission Document. - 14376
This is an original solid silver presentation goblet. The goblet is 16cm tall and weighs 8.7 oz. The inside of the goblet has its original gilt finish. It has superb foliate decoration and a central panel engraved with presentation detail and 1841 date (illustrated). The goblet has indistinct makers mark ‘I.L’ most likely John Langlands and sterling silver hallmarks 1823 Newcastle. The chalice is contained in its original fitted mahogany case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case fits the goblet snugly. Also included is an original period photograph ‘Carte De Visit’ signed Captain Field & His original hand written commission document signed by the Earl of Warwick with wax seal (illustrated). The price for this impressive presentation piece to a high ranking Dragoons Officer worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14376
£945.00

SOLD SOLDxxx SOLD WW1 Princess Mary Christmas Tin 'Bullet' Pencil. Sn 14333 - 14333
The Princess Mary Gift Fund box is an embossed brass box that originally contained a variety of items such as tobacco and chocolate. It was intended as a Christmas present to those serving at Christmas in 1914 and was paid for by a public fund backed by Princess Mary. Princess Mary's original intention had been to pay, out of her private allowance, for a personal gift to each soldier and sailor. This was deemed impracticable and a proposal was made that she lend her name to a public fund, which would raise the necessary monies to provide the gift. It was anticipated that the majority of eligible recipients would receive an embossed brass box, one ounce of pipe tobacco, twenty cigarettes, a pipe, a tinder lighter, Christmas card and photograph but quite early on the committee in charge received strong representations that an alternative gift should be made available for non-smokers. After some discussion the Committee agreed that non-smokers should receive the brass box, a packet of acid tablets, a khaki writing case containing pencil, paper and envelopes together with the Christmas card and photograph of the Princess. This bullet pencil bears the Princess Mary's monogram on the brass case and is stamped with "Sterling Silver on the bullet. The ‘pencil bullet’ was not fashioned out of real bullet parts, it was simply a pencil with a rounded sterling silver end that looked like an unfired round when stored inside a brass tube resembling a cartridge case. The monogram is clear as can be seen in the photographs, the pencil looks to have not been sharpened and is full length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14333
£0.00

British Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature and Key By T. L. Ainsley Ltd. South Shields, England. Sn 14230 - 14230
An original British made ships Brass Bulkhead Clock by T. L. Ainsley of South Shields, England. Thomas L. Ainsley made precision instruments from 1858-1886. This example has a 6" diameter face which is clean and 1-12 hour markings in Roman numerals with black metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1 1/4” diameter 60 second timer roundel with second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with a key. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. There is also a hole for key winding. The face is marked with "T.L. Ainsley Ltd. South Shields". The face is covered by a glazed hinged top. The clock case measures 6 1/2” in diameter and is 3 1/4" deep. The case has a mounting brass flange, and four factory drilled holes for wall mounting. This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14230
£345.00

Early 20th Century British AM ‘Air Ministry’ Marked Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature & Original Key. Sn 14293 - 14293
An original British form brass bulkhead clock. This example has a 5” diameter white enamel face which is clean with brass metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1 ¼” diameter 60 second timer roundel with black metal second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with its key. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. There is also a hole for key winding. There are no manufacturer marks on the exterior of this piece. The face is covered by a hinged glazed brass rimmed cover. The inside of the cover’s rim is marked ‘AM’ most likely ‘Air Ministry’ (illustrated). The rim has a small brass post to assist opening. The clock case measures 6” in diameter and is 3” deep with face cover closed. The rim of the case has 3 drilled holes for wall mounting. This clock has recently been cleaned and serviced. It is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14293
£345.00

1910-1939 Large, British Prescott Clock Company (Liverpool) Naval Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock Mounted On Wood Plaque With Original Key. Sn 14229 - 14429
Established in 1889 the Prescot Watch Factory was of great significance to the historic fabric of Knowsley Liverpool with this building playing a key role in the industrial growth of the Region (during WW1 the factory building became the PALS barracks, and it later housed Tinling’s printers, a copy of a contemporary image of the original factory is illustrated in image 3). The Company was renamed the Prescot Clock Company after 1910 and in 1939 the Company re-styled itself the ’Prescott Mechanism Co’. This is an original large British brass bulkhead ship’s Clock by the Prescot Clock Co. This example has a 7” diameter face which is clean with black metal hour and minute hands and adjustable ‘SF’ (Slow Fast) adjustment slider for fine tuning. The face is marked by the manufacturer ‘Prescot Clock Co Prescot’. There is also a hole for key winding. The clock case is brass. The face is covered by a hinged, glazed, brass rimmed cover. The clock case measures 10” in diameter and is 5” deep with cover closed. The rim of the case has 6 factory drilled holes for wall mounting and comes with its original brass key stamped ‘Made In England Popular Progress’ & with number ‘10’. The clock is fully functioning and keeps good time. The clock is mounted to an 11” diameter octagonal wood plaque which is ½” thick. The rear of the plaque is covered with green felt & has a hole reinforced with metal for wall mounting on a hook. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14229
£475.00

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

SOLD. SOLD (15/10). Ca 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
£0.00

WW2 Parris-Dunn Corp Clarinda Iowa U.S. Navy USN Mark 1 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 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
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