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A WW1 1918 Dated British Naval Barometer/Altimeter by T. Wheeler, London in its Original Leather Case with Original Royal Woolwich Dockyard 1919 Certificate of Accuracy. Misc 829 - Misc 829
A WW1 1918 Dated British Naval Barometer/Altimeter by T. Wheeler, London in its original leather case. The Barometer is in a brassed case 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 barometer. The barometer/altimeter has an unmarked flat glass and under this is the card. The card is in excellent condition and 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 "T. Wheeler London 4122 1918". The barometer/altimeter comes in a fitted leather case which is in excellent condition and retains the strap to secure the top. Inside the case is an original 'Certificate of Examination' of accuracy carried out at R.E. Stores, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich in January 1919 showing it within limits. This is an excellent piece. The price includes Uk delivery. Misc 829

A Cased British Military 'Nero' Stop Watch with 3 Second Sweep, 1/110 Seconds. Misc 828 - Misc 828
This is a high quality, British Military Swiss Movement 'Nero' Stop watch with a 3 second sweep, making it a very accurate stop watch. The rear is stamped with "1/100 Sec" (seconds) and the War Department 'Broad Arrow' along with a serial number "3855". The stop watch has a chromed brass case with a flip rear cover and flip inner cover to reveal the Swiss movement. The inside of the covers is a brushed finish. The front has a white face with black numerals. It has blued steel fingers and brass centre bushes. The glass is flat and clear. It has just one very small chip on the top right side. The watch has a lanyard ring with a push button stop/start button which also acts as a winder for the mechanical mechanism. The stop watch runs perfectly. To the right of this is a zero push button which has a sliding lock bar on it, which operates as it should. The dial is marked around the outside with 3 second intervals divided into 100ths. making this very accurate. It has a 3 second full sweep. The sub scale registers up to 60 seconds. This type of stop watch was used in the military on board sub marines for torpedo runs, on board aircraft for timing bomb drops and the army for artillery. It comes in a fitted case with silk and velvet lining. The watch measures 2 1/2" in diameter. This is a very nice, quality time piece. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 828

A 1975 Silver Regimental Scottish Drinking Cup To Scottish Volunteer Engineer Regiment. Misc - 11355
A 1975 Silver Regimental Scottish Drinking Cup to the Scottish Volunteer Engineer Regiment and specifically to Captain A. Reid-Peters RE. The drinking cup is in excellent condition, free of dents or damage. It is hallmarked silver, the hallmark is to Edinburgh 1973-74 and it weighs 150grams. The Royal Engineer’s Army Reserve Regiment is based across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) is based in Leuchars, Fife, with our 3 Squadrons based in Bangor, Paisley and Cumbernauld. The cup is engraved on one side with "Presented By The Officers of 71 (Scottish) Engineer Regiment (Volunteers) Captain A. Reid-Peters RE (V)On Leaving The Regiment July 1975" and on the other with the Regimental Crest. On the base it has the hallmarks. The cup measures 4" across and stands 1 1/2" high. It has two drinking handles. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 11355

WW1/ WW2 Era Large Kings Crown Hand Painted Military Band Bass Drum To The 288 2nd West Lancashire LT A.D. Regiment Royal Artillery Territorial Army. MISC 821 - MISC 821
This is a large original wood Military band bass drum. It measures 32” diameter and is 15” depth. The wood rims and body are undamaged. The skins have service wear consistent with age, in particular the one skin has a perished edge approx. 16” in length which appears to have perished at some time in its life during storage. The body of the drum is fitted with ropes which are mounted with stitched buff leather tabs. The rim of the drum is fitted with 2 brass ball head pegs. The drum is painted dark green with red and yellow banding. To the front it has Heraldic Arms of Great Britain with King’s Crown and Gold banners with wording ‘ 288 2nd West Lancashire LT A.D. Regiment Royal Artillery Territorial Army’. All of the colours are excellent and rich with an even aged patina. The price for this impressive Military Band piece includes UK delivery. MISC 821

Original, WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propellor Boss Converted To Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece With Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smiths London Mounted On original Propellor Wood Plinth. MISC 807 - MISC 807
The Sopwith Pup was a British single seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the Autumn of 1916. With good manoeuvrability, the aircraft proved very successful. The Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but it was not completely replaced on the Western Front until the end of 1917. Remaining Pups were relegated to Home Defence and training units. The Pup's flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in aircraft carrier deck landing and takeoff experiments. This is an excellent WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propellor Boss Converted To an Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece With Contemporary Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith. The original propellor boss is undamaged and measures 18x8x4 inches. The centre of the boss snugly houses the excellent, undamaged, glazed brass cased clock which is in full working order. The clock is push fitted into the boss and can be removed for inspection/ repair. The face of the clock is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Smiths, British made 179-185 Gt Portland Street, London, W' and 'AC 4322'. It has it's original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellor which measures 17 3/4"x 6 1/2x1 1/2". Price for this excellent piece which would make an excellent Officer's Mess or Mantlepiece feature includes UK delivery. MISC 807

Original, WW1 British De Havilland 'DH4' Bomber Aircraft Propellor Boss Officer's Mess Centre Piece With Front Wind 'Sestrel' Maritime Clock By Smith & Son Southampton Mounted On Original Propellor Wood Plinth. MISC 809 / 9245 - MISC 809
De Havilland Bi Planes were used by both the British & Americans during WW1 as Bomber & Reconnaissance Aircraft. This is an excellent WW1 British De Havilland Aircraft Propellor Boss Hub Converted To an Officer's Mess Feature Piece With Chrome Plated Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith & Son Southampton. The original Mahogany propellor boss is undamaged and the piece measures a large 42x17x11 inches (including plinth & clock). The blades near to the boss centre are marked ' DE.H.4 LEFT HAND', '210 M & Co', 'ENGNO 450' & '250HP ROLLS ROYCE'. The hub centre is mounted with an undamaged, glazed chrome plated cased clock which is in full working order. The face of the clock which is a maritime piece is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Sestrel' & 'F. Smith & Son, Southampton'. It has it's original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The clock with glazed hinged cover has it's original key. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellors. The price for this superb British WW1 Combat Aircraft centre piece includes UK delivery. MISC 809

RARE MUSEUM QUALITY C1870 Victorian Collection Of Medieval/ Renaissance Form Armour & Arms By Ernst Schmidt Mounted On A Large Antique English Oak Shield For Wall / Fireplace Display. Sn 11315 - 11315
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. C1870 Ernst Schmidt a dealer in authentic and reproduction arms and armour began production of authentic quality museum quality reproductions of medieval and renaissance arms and armour is considered to be one of the most skilled and prolific manufacturers of the Victorian era and examples of his work are displayed in the London Armoury Tower Collection . This is a fine Victorian collection of medieval/ renaissance form Armour & Arms. Its excellent quality and form indicates that it is by the renowned manufacturer Ernst Schmidt. The collection was recently acquired by us and is in as found unrestored condition. The piece consists of a large pair of articulated steel armour gauntlets with riveted scales and decoratve foliate engraving. The finger scales are leather backed. 2 Battle axes, each axe head being made from the correct single piece of steel with a central voided design and tapering from the cutting edge to shaft edge. One axe has a crescent moon form cutting blade and flat hammer for cracking armour fitted on a solid 24 ½” Ash Shaft. The other has a cutting edge that incorporates and armour piercing spike fitted on a solid 25” Ash shaft. Both shafts have hand tooled decorative bands near to the shaft ends. A bec de corbin ‘War Hammer’ type of pole weapon (popular in medieval Europe. The name is old French for "crow's beak"). It consists of a modified 3 prong armour cracking hammer head with leaf shaped spear spike and beak shaped blade for tearing armour. The War Hammer with long integral ferrule is fitted on a heavy 25” Ash shaft which has 2 decorative strengthening bands in the mid section. Also 2 all steel construction daggers with ornate handles. One with curved cross guard incorporating a ‘sword trap’ ring used to catch and snap the end of an opponent’s dagger or sword, bulbous grip and 9 ½” double edged blade. The other with slim ornate hilt, straight cross guard with ball ends and 10” double edged blade. All of the arms and armour have even patina and no rust. They are all mounted on a heavy shield constructed of Victorian Oak planks. Each piece is mounted on steel hooks and can easily be lifted off for inspection/ handling. The shield measures 32” at its widest point and 38” at its longest point. It is 2 ½” thick and covered with a rich russet coloured material which has areas of surface wear consistent with age. The rear of the shield has exposed Oak planks and is fitted with steel hanging rings and wire for wall mounting. Price for this quality collection of arms and armour mounted for display includes UK delivery. Sn 11315

WW1 British Government Framed Recruiting Poster 'The Scrap Of Paper'. Sn 10772 - 10772
An original WW1 British Government framed recruiting poster 'The Scrap Of Paper'. This is an original poster which was Poster 7 of a series published by The Parliament Recruiting Committee, London. The poster appeals to men in Britain to join up, playing on their conscience that Germany has trampled on an innocent nation and the fact that the German Chancellor tore up 'The Treaty of 1839' saying it was only "a scrap of paper". The poster measures 30" x 20" and is preserved behind glass and framed in a plain black frame. The poster has a faint water mark to the top right and a small hole in the centre where it has been folded into four. Apart from this the poster is in very good condition for it's age. All of the printing is clear and bright. In the centre of the poster is a copy of the treaty seals and signatures of the six nations who guaranteed Belgian Independence and Neutrality. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 10772

Framed Hand Stitched Silk Boer War Battle Honours Of The 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment (63rd Foot) With Silver Wire Embroidery. Sn 10429 - 10429
Amidst growing tension between Boers and the British in the Transvaal, the 1st Manchester shipped to South Africa in September 1899. The Battalion arrived in Durban, Natal Colony in early October and was soon afterwards moved to Ladysmith. The War began on 11 October with a Boer invasion of the Colony. After Boer forces captured Elandslaagte railway station, the Manchesters had four companies sent by armoured train to Modderspruit. While disembaking there, the Manchesters and accompanying Imperial Light Horse came under artillery fire. The 1st Manchesters, along with a number of other Regiments, took part in the subsequent assault. The fighting was heavy, with the Boers pouring accurate fire into the advancing Manchesters. Under increasingly heavy fire the 1st Manchesters became the main vanguard of the frontal assault. On 2 November, Boer forces encircled and isolated the town of Ladysmith, beginning a 118-day siege. On 6 January 1900, a contingent of 16 soldiers of the 1st Manchesters came under attack at Wagon Hill, near to Caeser's Camp. Against superior numbers, the detachment held its position for 15 hours. Only two survived. Both survivors received the Victoria Cross for their actions, giving the Regiment its first two VCs. By 28 February, Ladysmith had finally been relieved by a force under the command of General Redvers Buller. The 1st Manchester's then participated in the offensive which followed the relieving of Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking. This is a beautiful original framed Silk Boer War Battle honours of the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment (63rd Foot). The hand embroided silk with silver wire features a banner '1st Batt Manchester Regt' above Battle Honours of the Regiment, Union flag, Star with Crown '63' (Foot) and Manchester's 'Egypt' embroided badge above banner '99-00 South Africa 01-02'. The Silk is undamaged with no mothing and retains all of it's original vivid colour and hand embroidery stitching. The silk is contained in it's glazed dark wood frame which measures 27 x25 x1 1/2 inches. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. Price for this impressive original Boer War piece to a Battalion of the Manchester Regiment which saw much action during the Boer Wars includes UK delivery. Sn 10429

1936 British Royal Navy Marked No.56 VI Leather, Cork & Canvas Cordite Charge Carrier. MISC 812 - MISC 812
An excellent original Brown leather Royal Navy cordite charge carrier. Constructed of Leather, cork and canvas, these carriers were used by the Royal Navy prior to, during and after WW1 to carry the cordite charges for Naval guns. The front is ink stamped with the Royal Navy 'N' mark, War Dept Arrow and diamond cartouches. It has a complete canvas lining, heavy duty leather carry handle and separate brass riveted canvas carry handle. It has a hinged lid with brass riveted leather retaining stap and brass stud. It measures 38" in length & 8" diameter. The lid of the carrier is crisply impressed 'No.56 VI' and 'RL' either side of War Dept arrow. It is also dated '3-36' (March 1936) Price includes UK delivery. MISC 812
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