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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

Smiths Astral Brass Cased Ships Bulk Head Clock. Sn 14024 - 14024
Smiths trace their ancestry back to a craftsman named Samuel Smith who in 1851 opened a shop in Newington Causeway, London, where he made and sold watches, clocks and precision instruments. Astral was not a manufacturer. It was a trade name introduced by H Williamson Ltd. to indicate a particular range of clocks. In May 1932 the Clock manufacturing operations of English Clock and Watch Manufacturers Ltd. were acquired by S Smith & Sons (Motor Accessories) Ltd. The purchase meant that Smiths acquired rights to many movement designs. Probably the most important of these were the Astral and Empire marine ranges, both of which remained in production for many years. This is a ships bulkhead clock contained in a beautiful brass case with brass mounting plate, factory drilled on the flange with four holes for bulkhead mounting. The clock is fully serviced and has a pristine fully working movement. The hinged bezelled face glass is in perfect condition. The face has minutes marked round the circumference 5-60 and in the centre a sub hour scale marked 1- 12. It has two black hands, one minute hand and one hour hand which is shortened to fit inside the sub scale. It has a red second hand. There is an F-S adjuster to quickly fine tune the speed at which the clock is running. It is complete with a brass winding key. The clock face measures 7 3/4" n diameter and the case measures 8 1/2" in diameter. The clock measures 4" from the mounting plate to the top of the face glass. This is a very nice, fully working and pristine condition ships bulkhead clock. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14024
£395.00

20th Century British Naval Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature Mounted On Oak Plaque & Original Key. Sn 13869 - 13869
An original British form brass bulkhead ship’s Clock. This example has a 6 ½” diameter face which is clean with black metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1” diameter 60 second timer roundel with second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with its original brass key stamped ‘Swiss made 4.50’. 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 glazed brass rimmed cover which screws off. The clock case measures 9 ½” in diameter and is 3 ¾” deep with face cover on. The rim of the case has 3 drilled holes for wall mounting. The case is screwed to an 11” diameter Oak round plaque which is 1” thick. The plaque is mounted with a fixed brass hanging ring for wall mounting. This clock has recently been cleaned and serviced. It is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13869
£345.00

Brass Cased Eight Day Naval Bulkhead Clock By Barkers of Kensington, London, Mounted on Dark Stained Oak Mount, In Fuly Working Order. Complete With Key. Misc. 856 - Misc. 856
Barkers of Kensington was a department store in Kensington High Street, Kensington, London. It was started by John Barker and James Whitehead, later Lord Mayor of London, in 1870. It was sold to House of Fraser in 1957. This example has a 6 1/2” 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 with "Barkers Kensington". 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. The clock glass in brass frame twists off to reveal the fine tuning slot. There is also a hole for key winding. The clock case measures 7 1/4” in diameter, opening out to 9" at the mounting flange and is 2 1/4" deep. The case has a mounting brass flange, and three factory drilled holes with which it is mounted to a dark stained oak mount which has two brass mounting lugs. Below the top lug the oak mount is stamped with a serial number "1395". This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Misc. 856
£495.00

RARE, Victorian Or Earlier Medieval / Italian Renaissance Form Battle Shield With Ornate Decoration. Sn 13597 - 13597
The Victorian era saw a revival of interest of objects from the renaissance and ancient medieval cultures that influenced architecture, decoration, furnishings and art. This renewed awareness led to an intense affinity of arms and armour from those periods of history and production of quality authentic reproduction arms and armour. This is a fine medieval / renaissance form battle shield. Its excellent quality and form indicates that it is either a Victorian reproduction or possibly a much earlier piece. The iron shield is 23” diameter with a rope effect and riveted rim. The surface of the shield is elegantly convex and has a pyramid form 3” spike in its centre mounted on a stylised rose form boss, which in its original form would allow the carrier to strike opponent’s, allowing the shield to be used for both defence and attack. This form also provides strength to the structure and would assist deflection of striking weapons. The whole surface of the shield has beautifully etched panels in the Italian Renaissance style featuring religious, hunting, and battle iconography. The shield retains its original shape and original 4 carry strap lugs. The rear of the shield has its original leather riveted padding and a later steel wire carry handle or wall hanger cord secured to 2 of the lugs. The shield has even patina and no damage. Price for this quality shield worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13597
£975.00

Original, 1970’s Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) 2nd Battalion South Belfast Arm Band. Sn 13795 - 13795
An original 1970’s era UVF green webbing armband. The armband is in clean un-issued / un-worn condition. It has an adjustable strap and pronged brass buckle. The Arm band is ink stamped ‘U.V.F 2 (2nd Battalion) South Belfast’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13795
£185.00

RARE, Victorian Or Earlier Medieval / Italian Renaissance Form Battle Shield With Ornate Decoration. Sn 13596 - 13596
The Victorian era saw a revival of interest in objects from the renaissance and ancient medieval cultures that influenced architecture, decoration, furnishings and art. This renewed awareness led to an intense affinity of arms and armour from those periods of history and production of quality authentic reproduction arms and armour. This is a fine medieval/ renaissance form battle shield. Its excellent quality and form indicates that it is either a Victorian reproduction or possibly a much earlier piece. The iron shield is 24” diameter with a rope effect and riveted rim. The surface of the shield elegantly curves to form a conical point which in its original form would allow the carrier to strike opponent’s, allowing the shield to be used for both defence and attack. This form also provides strength to the structure and would assist deflection of striking weapons. The whole surface of the shield has beautifully etched panels in the Italian Renaissance style featuring religious, hunting, mythical and battle iconography. The shield retains its original shape and original 4 carry strap lugs. The rear of the shield has its original leather riveted padding and a rope carry handle secured to 2 of the lugs. The shield has even patina and just one small crack approx. 5mm length to one side of the conical boss which is only visible on close inspection and does not detract from the attractiveness of the piece. The price for this quality shield worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13596
£975.00

MINT, 1980's MINIATURE, FIREARMS QUALITY, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, Colt Army/Cavalry 1871-72 Patent Model 1873 .45 Calibre 6 Shot Revolver Stamped ‘U.S. 7th Cavalry’ By Uberti Italy . Sn 13749 - 13749
This quality Firearms quality Italian Colt 1871-72 Patent revolver replicates the original Colt Single Action 6 shot .45 calibre Model 1873 revolver in miniature. This near mint miniature is one of a collection of American wild west era revolvers produced in the 1980's to exacting standards by the quality firearms manufacturer Uberti Italy. These miniatures are exact replicas of the wild west originals. It has a case hardened frame and hammer and blued barrel & trigger frame. Its walnut grip is undamaged and the frame is stamped with patent detail and ‘U.S.’ together with ‘.45 cal’. It has all matching numbers , barrel block, cylinder and frame and the butt is stamped ‘5 Co 7 cav’ (5th Company 7th Cavalry most likely due to the famous General Custer of the 7th Cavalry reputedly favouring the original weapon at the battle of Little Big Horn). The miniature measures 6 ½” overall length and is side gate loading with working captive ejector rod. The firing action operates identical to the original full size weapon and can be stripped, cocked and dry fired. The pistol is serial no. 2755. These miniatures are highly desirable and collectable. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13749
£675.00
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