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**MINT**UN-USED**Transit Crated, British Home Office WW2 & Cold War Secomak Type 447 Portable Hand Operated Syren (Siren) By Service Electric Co Ltd Stanmore Middlesex & Tubular Stand. Sn 17927 - 17927
An original near mint & un-used WW2 and cold war era Secomak hand operated Portable Air Raid Siren with tubular metal stand, Type 447. This was produced by Service Electric Co. Ltd. Stanmore, Middlesex. This hand-operated siren (sometimes spelt 'syren') was intended for large or remote establishments such as R.A.F. airfields and large factories where the public air raid warning may not have reached. The siren consists of a simple bladed drum rotated through the use of the handle. The blades are angled so that air is drawn in through the holes in the ‘voice box’ casing, and forced out the side to produce a howling tone. In order to produce the fluctuating 'Action Warning' signal, the user let go of the handle and let the siren slow down before cranking up again to reach the high note. There appears to be very little documentation charting the history of the Type 447, but it would seem to originate in the late 1930's.This superb air raid siren, complete with stand is in excellent original condition. It still retains the manufacturer’s plate as can be seen in the images. The siren is in perfect working order. The grey painted finish is in excellent condition. The removable steel arm with wood handle is undamaged. The siren has a metal grill over the rotating blades. This siren is very loud. It is designed to be unclamped and turned upside down within the stand for storage. The stand is made from tubular steel. The siren stands 33 ½” high overall when mounted on the stand. The siren is contained in its original wooden transit case with hinged lid. The lid secures to the frame of the crate by a fixed screw bolt with removable nut. The case fits the crate snugly. The undamaged crate measures 24 ¼” x 17 ¾” x 17”. Due to size and weight delivery will be by arrangement and at cost. Sn 17927

Home Front, Swan 4 Stroke JAP Engined Petrol Generator. Sn. 16185 - 16185
This is a rare and nicely restored Home Front, Swan 4 stroke petrol generator made by A.C.Morrison (Engines) of Southampton using a J.A.P engine. The generator was issued to the Royal Observer Corps to charge batteries for radios and lighting via its three phase permanent magnet alternator. The alternator has an output of 14 volts at 300 watts through a full wave rectifier. The fuel tank has both stop and drainage taps to enable the fuel tank to be drained without disconnection the pipework. The engine has an oil drainage tap on the oil filler neck. The engine has good compression and is fitted in a square steel rod carrying/protection cage. The price includes U.K. delivery and the engine will be drained of lubricants prior to dispatching. The levels will need to be replenished prior to the engine being re commissioned. Sn. 16185

WW2 Era British Home Front ARP Eddisbury Division Cheshire Corps Of Air Raid Warden’s Divisional Chief Wardens Office Hand Painted Hardboard Sign. Sn 15703:12 - 15703:12
Air Raid Precautions (ARP) was an organisation in the United Kingdom set up in 1937 dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air raids. It included the Raid Wardens' Service that was to report on bombing incidents. Every local council was responsible for organising ARP wardens, messengers, ambulance drivers, rescue parties, and liaison with police and fire brigades. This is an excellent original Eddisbury Cheshire Corps Of Air Raid Warden’s Divisional Chief Wardens Office sign. Made of compressed wood hardboard the sign measures 25” x 19” and is clean with no damage. The top & bottom edges of the sign are holed for door or wall mounting. The sign is hand painted in bold black lettering ‘ARP Cheshire Corps Of Air Raid Wardens Eddisbury Division Divisional Chief Warden’s Office’ . A nice home front collector’s item. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:12

Original, Early WW2 1939 Dated British ‘Fiddian’ Air Raid Patrol (ARP) Gas & Air Raid Alarm Hand Bell With Original Striker. Sn 15119:1 - 15119:3
This is an original, WW2 RAF Alarm Hand Bell With original Striker made by Fiddian (Samuel Fiddian an English bell maker sold his business to James Barwell in 1940). According to Air Raid Precaution Handbook No.8, The Duties of Air Raid Wardens: "The cancellation of the local gas warning will be by hand bells, rung through the streets of the [warden's] sector. Hand bells may also be used to repeat the Raiders Passed signal but only if gas is not about. Hand bells will in fact be an "All Clear" signal, which is different from the Raiders Passed signal, since the latter will be sounded on receipt of the message from the national center, whether or not there is gas in the locality." The cast brass bell with wood handle is undamaged, 10 ¾” tall and the bell mouth 5" in diameter. It is complete with its original chain with ball striker and works perfectly with a loud deep resonance. The bell rim is mark ‘A.R.P’ and the brass ferrule which supports its original undamaged wood handle is marked by the manufacturer ‘Fiddian’. The top of the bell is also dated ‘39’ (1939) below initials ‘J.B’. The price for this excellent nicely marked WW2 home front piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15119:1

Original Large WW2 British Navy Army & Air Force (NAAFI) Kings Crown Enamelled Metal Sign. MISC 847 - MISC 847 / 12715
Introduced in 1921 the NAAFI has provided meals and goods for British servicemen at home and overseas. During WW2 the NAAFI had 10,000 canteens and trading premises including 800 canteens on seagoing ships and 900 mobile canteens to support the war effort. The NAAFI also employed over 4,000 artists to entertain troops on the home front and in theatres of War. This is an excellent, original large, colourful, WW2 era NAAFI Enamelled Metal Sign. The sign features the Kings Crown NAAFI badge with motto banner ‘Servitor Servientum’ (servant of the servants) on a white background. The sign measures 76cms by 61cms and has several drilled holes for wall mounting. The edges of the sign have some staining and wear consistent with age but the badge itself in free of staining or rust and retains its vivid colouring. The rear of the sign has stencilled lettering ‘NAAFI’. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 847

Original Large Framed Group Photograph Of The Personnel & Vehicles Of Hendon (London) Rescue Service B Depot Taken June 1942 With Original Signatures Of Group Members . HO 668 - HO 668
In 1938 as a result of London’s Architects Department Emergency War Time Measures, Council District Surveyors were made responsible for all rescue and demolition work on damaged and unsafe buildings. The Architect's Department manned the control centres and depots of the Rescue Service & assumed responsibility for the provision of air raid shelters for the Council's staff. They also organised, and ran the War Debris Service to deal with the work of clearing debris resulting from war damage. Training for the Rescue Service was provided at training schools organised and staffed by the department. When the heavy raids started in September 1940 the Rescue Service went into full operation. It was clear that the specialist knowledge of its members enabled them to foresee the behaviour of damaged buildings and to estimate the risks of rescue. By May 1941 the Service had rescued 10,000 live casualties, at the cost of the lives of 34 rescue officers. After 1941 the Service (later renamed The Heavy Rescue Service) was brought into line with other civil defence services. Mobile parties of men with cranes and heavy plant were posted at civil defence centres. When flying bomb attacks began the Rescue Service rescued 7,175 people alive and recovered 2,329 bodies. 64 personnel were injured and 3 killed. This is an original large framed photograph of the men and machines of the ‘Hendon Rescue Service ‘B’ Depot’ taken in June 1942 ( Hendon is a London suburb in the Borough of Barnet. Famous for the nearby Hendon Aerodrome known as the cradle of British Aviation, the Hendon area was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe during WW2). The black & white photograph shows members of the Depot in uniform, formed in a group in front of their liveried vehicles carrying rescue ladders and equipment. A noticeboard in front of the group carries the wording ‘Hendon Rescue Service B Depot June 1942’. The border of the photograph has original signatures of members of the group. The photograph in its wooden glazed frame measures 27”x22”x ½” . The rear of the frame is mounted with wire for wall hanging and has a later compiled printed ‘A4’ size partial list of names of many of the group. This interesting framed picture highlights the scale of Home Front Rescue Service required to deal with the effects of sustained German bombing and a reminder of the heroism of their personnel. Price includes UK delivery. HO 668

WW2 Red Cross Army Medical Services Arm Band. Sn 6464. - 6464
An Excellent condition WW2 Era, Red Cross, Army Medical Services Arm Band. It measures 42 cms ( when fully open) x 8 cms and is made of white cotton. It has a 5cms x 5 cms 'Red Cross' Badge in it's centre and a nice clear circular 4.5 cms black ink stamp ' Army Medical Service' towards it's outer edge. The arm band is fully adjustable with 3 rows of double studs on one edge with 2 clasp studs on the other for width adjustment. The stud clasps are nicely stamped ' NEWEY PAT. 201430-22' and the male counterparts ' WH NEWEY BROTHERS LTD'. Price for this nice item with the iconic 'Red Cross' legend includes UK delivery. Sn 6464.

WW2 Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) Arm band. Sn 6459. - 6459
This is an excellent condition Private purchase, Officer quality, Local Defence Volunteer Armband. The initials LDV gave rise to the unfair nickname ' Look, Duck and Vanish', but importantly they were the first Volunteer British Home Defence Force of WW2 prior to organisation of the Home Guard. The arm band made of beige cotton with bold Black L.D.V, initials measures 18.5 x 11 cms. Price for this rare item includes UK delivery. Sn 6459.

WW2 British A.R.P. Incendiary Training Bomb (now 1x available) - O 538
An original WW2 British Air Raid Precautions warden's training 1kg Incendiary Bomb in excellent condition. Made by EOD to look just like the German originals these were used to train ARP, Home Guard, Police and other Civil Defence personel. Price includes UK delivery.
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