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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

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
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