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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

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

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

Original Medieval Form Georgian Or Victorian Era Fighting Axe / War Hammer With Original Long Leather Saddle Hanger / Wrist Strap. Sn 13693 - 13693
This excellent unusual Medieval Form Fighting Axe / War hammer was most likely made in the Georgian or Victorian Era. Similar examples of the original Medieval War Hammers are illustrated on page 278 of the book ‘A Glossary Of The Construction, Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour’ by Stone. This is not a decorative replica of a Medieval War hammer but was definitely made for use. The hard wood shaft has hand tooled decoration and a pierced brass ball end. The axe measures 6” from the broadest part of the cutting edge to the pointed end of the armour / helmet piercing Hammer head. The sharpened cutting edge of the axe head measures 2 ¼” from tip to tip and the underside of the blade has a notch most likely used to rip open the armour of a fallen enemy (similar to how a can opener operates). The heavy octagonal armour piercing hammer is 2 ½” length and has a copper ring towards the end section and conical steel striking point. The axe head is attached to the shaft by 2 long riveted steel tangs. The overall length of the axe is 13 ¾”. The axe is complete with its original unusual leather strap configuration with 2 leather straps combined with buckles (25” overall length) and decorative 4 pointed metal plate star mount (one tip of the star is absent). The strap is attached to a leather ring which is riveted to the shaft. The strap can be configured to form a wrist loop and in its longer form, most likely for hanging from a saddle. The axe with straps attached weighs a hefty 1lb 15 ozs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13693
£575.00

SS Catilian Porthole Rim Recovered From Scapa Flow With Porthole Glass From SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm, Set In Shreiber Mahogany Coffee Table Complete With a Framed Sketch of SS Castilian and Framed Explanation by Barry Hawkins. Sn 13482 - 13482
This is a Schreiber coffee table with a brass porthole rim set into it along with two etched brass plates. The Porthole and Porthole glass were both recovered from the sea by a diver Bill Smith. The porthole was recovered from the wreck of the SS Castilian. SS Castilian was carrying a cargo of munitions to Lisbon when she struck East Platters Rocks, near The Skerries, Anglesey, Wales and on 12 February 1943 sank. She was steam ship built in 1919 and was 1849 tons. Since this recovery, in 1987 a Royal Navy clearance vessel spent several months removing unexploded ordnance from Fydlyn Bay nearby believed to have come from the wreck. In 1997 the location of the wreck on East Platters Rocks was designated under section 2 of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 with a 500 m exclusion zone regarding scuba diving activities because of its potentially dangerous cargo. The diver Bill Smith also recovered a steel porthole from the wreck of the German Battleship SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm, which was built and launched on 21st February 1914 and was scuttled on the 21st June 1919 in Scapa Flow Orkney after the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. The porthole was so deteriorated that Bill Smith carefully removed the glass which was still in tact and fitted it to the brass porthole from the SS Castilian. The table measures 25 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 11" high. The porthole measures 16" in diameter. The two plaques read "Porthole Glass SMS Kronprinz Wilheim 25,388 Tons Battleship Launched 21-2-14 Scuttled 21-6-1919 Scapa Flow" and the other reads "Brass Rim SS Castilian 1849 Ton Steam Ship Built 1919 Wrecked 12-2-1943 East Platters". Bill Smith has also written an authentication letter for the rim and it is complete with a limited edition 19/250 print by Barry G. Hawkins who is an assistant light house keeper on the Skerries Lighthouse. The print measures 12 1/2" x 9" in a frame and with it a framed explanation of the SS Castilian and the wrecking details by Barry Hawkins Also included is a book on Scapa Flow wrecks. This is a very nice, complete collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13482
£395.00
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