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1938 Scramble Bell
1938 Scramble Bell
Vintage 1930s British Aviation Objects
A majestic Royal Air Force station large bronze ‘scramble’ bell, in service at the start of World War II, mounted from on a custom oak frame, retaining its original clanger. The casi...
Ejection Seat from Percival Aircraft Jet Provost by Martin Baker
Ejection Seat from Percival Aircraft Jet Provos...
Martin Baker
Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Aviation Objects
Aluminum
A Martin Baker ejection seat from a Percival aircraft BAC jet provost, royal air force trainer aircraft used from 1955 to 1993.
Edwardian Sterling Silver-Mounted Threaded Crystal Match Striker
Edwardian Sterling Silver-Mounted Threaded Crys...
Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver, Crystal
Edwardian, sterling silver-mounted, threaded crystal match striker, Birmingham, England, 1907, Leon Allamand - Maker. Beautiful, ornate, sterling silver mount. Measures 2 1/4 inches ...
Bronze Patent Single Fluke Anchor
Bronze Patent Single Fluke Anchor
Antique Mid-19th Century English Nautical Objects
Bronze
A small-scale display model of a bronze patent "CQR" single fluke plough anchor with hinged shank. Design and patented in 1933 by mathematician Geoffrey Ingram Taylor. 2.5 kilos.
Edwardian Mahogany English Stereoscope or Old Photo Viewer
Edwardian Mahogany English Stereoscope or Old P...
Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian More Desk Accessories
Wood
Interesting photo viewer or stereoscope in mahogany wood and black metal. England , early 20th century. Edwardian period. In a very good condition.
Antique Mahogany and Oak Propeller from the Engine of a 1919 Avro 504 Airplane
Antique Mahogany and Oak Propeller from the Eng...
Early 20th Century English Art Deco Aviation Objects
Mahogany, Oak
A historic propeller from the Le Rhone Rotary engine of an Avro 504 airplane. This fine early, large laminated, mahogany and oak propeller, made circa 1919 bears identification stamp...
Antique Telescope, a Franks Ltd, Manchester, Officer of the Watch
Antique Telescope, a Franks Ltd, Manchester, Of...
Early 20th Century English Edwardian Scientific Instruments
Metal
This is an antique telescope, a single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, 'Officer of the Watch' telescope dating to the early 20th century. Perfect f...
Nautical Barometer Made in England at the End of the 19th Century
Nautical Barometer Made in England at the End o...
Antique 1880s British Nautical Objects
Rare nautical barometer, brass iron and glass mounted on a universal joint signed Short & Mason London made at the end of the 19th century. Very good condition, perfect working in or...
Royal Century Telescope by Watson & Sons of London
Royal Century Telescope by Watson & Sons of London
W. Watson and Sons
Antique Early 1900s English Scientific Instruments
Brass
A large “Royal Century” refracting telescope, 6 inch achromatic objective lens, by W. Watson & Sons, of London and Barnet, British, circa 1910. In working order. Note: MESSRS’ ...
Rolls Royce "Spey" turbine Table
Rolls Royce "Spey" turbine Table
Late 20th Century English Aviation Objects
Aluminum
A table with a turbine from a Rolls Royce RB.168 Spey jet engine formerly used to a power a Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, circa 1970. Turbine rotates in table base. The Rolls-Royce S...
Art Deco Bakelite and Chrome Table Ashtray, No Fume England, 1930-1940
Art Deco Bakelite and Chrome Table Ashtray, No ...
Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Tobacco Accessories
Chrome, Bakelite
Art Deco table ashtray with bakelite and chrome By No - Fume England Brown marbled ashtray, shape of a capstan. 1930–1940 The patent number was registered in the late 1920s. T...
Woodchester Piano, Handmade in England with Bleached Oak Cabinet
Woodchester Piano, Handmade in England with Ble...
1990s English Modern Musical Instruments
Oak
Woodchester pianos 118 model - upright piano. Woodchester pianos made a limited number of hand made pianos near Stroud in Gloucestershire and have always been thought of as one of En...
Prismatic Brass Compass MKIII with Leather Case...
Vintage 1940s British Aviation Objects
Prismatic compass signed T.G. Co. Ltd London No. B 260407 1943 MK III, in use to the officers of the British army during the WWII. Complete with original leather case with shoulder s...
1950s Vintage English Freestanding Aluminium In...
Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures
Metal
1950s vintage English freestanding aluminium industrial rubber glove size large mould. Measurements hand: 13 W x 3 D x 37 H cm Dimentions mould: 16 W x 3 D x 37 H cm.    
Royal Crown Derby by John Twitchett and Betty B...
20th Century English Books
Paper
Royal Crown Derby by John Twitchett and Betty Bailey. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket. 272 pp. The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company is the o...
Torricelli Barometer, Mahogany Thermometer and ...
Antique 1830s British Scientific Instruments
Torricelli barometer, mahogany, with thermometer and hygrometer, including a level for the right position, signed A. Intross Strood, first half of the 19th century. Measures: Height ...
Asprey Burr Walnut Games Chess Backgammon Draug...
Asprey & Co.
Antique 19th Century British Victorian Games
Brass, Bone, Satinwood, Walnut
A stunning games compendium veneered in beautiful figured burr walnut with a satinwood interior and coromandel facings. The top lifts and the front doors swing open to reveal a Staun...
Large Wall Mounted Mahogany Propeller, by the H...
Vintage 1930s English Aviation Objects
Brass
A 1930s laminated mahogany propeller from a Hawker Hart powered by a Rolls Royce Kestrel V12, dated September 1936. With wall-mounted bracket. Label reads: DRG NO S 19C 11003/E...
Antique Map of the East Indies by H. Moll, circ...
Herman Moll
Antique Early 18th Century English Maps
Paper
Antique map titled 'A Map of the East-Indies and the Adjacent Countries; with the settlements, factories and territories, explaining what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, ...
1960s Bespoke Brutalist Gold Anodised Aluminum ...
Vintage 1960s British Mid-Century Modern Games
Aluminum, Sycamore, Walnut
1960s bespoke chess set designed and manufactured in England. Walnut and sycamore wooden chessboard. Cast aluminium and gold anodised chess pieces with a textured design. Oran...
Aeronautical Wrist Compass for RAF Officers Dur...
Vintage 1910s British Aviation Objects
Aeronautical wrist compass made of chromed brass, shaped like a watch with green fabric strap used by the RAF officers during the First World War. This is a dry compass with a snap-o...
Prismatic Brass Compass MKIX with Leather Case,...
E.R. Watts & Son
Vintage 1930s British Aviation Objects
Prismatic compass; it's a small compass complete with original leather case, signed E.R. Watts & Son N ° 2739 MK IX 1935 supplied to British officers. Complete with compass card bloc...
British Aeronautical Compass Made in the 1930s
Vintage 1930s British Aviation Objects
British aeronautical compass made in the 1930s of brass and glass mounted on universal joint and placed in its original oakwood box with brass hinges. Inside the lid you can see the ...
Set of 4 Scalpels in a Wooden Box Made in UK at...
Antique 1880s British Scientific Instruments
Set of 4 scalpels in a wooden box with brass hinges, marked with a burn stamp and a label "Allen & Hanburys London"; two scalpels are marked Allen & Hanburys, one Philip Harris & Co....
19th Century Marble Solitaire Game with Handmad...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Game Boards
Stone
This is a complete Victorian board game of marble solitaire, with a lovely hand turned mahogany board and 32 early ceramic clay and stone hand made marbles, all dating to the 19th ce...
Desk Tool Made by Negretti & Zambra to Forecast...
Negretti & Zambra
Vintage 1910s British Scientific Instruments
Desk tool made by Negretti & Zambra to forecast weather; it was made in 1915 circa and, in addition to the manufacturer's signature, you read Barometer readings reduced to sea level,...
Barometer from the Late 1800s in Oakwood Carved...
Antique 1880s British Scientific Instruments
Antique English aneroid barometer from the late 1800s in oakwood carved like a rope, brass and glass. Very good condition. Working. Diameter 17 cm, thickness cm 5.5.  
Hardy "Perfect" Salmon Fishing Reel
Vintage 1930s English Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Aluminum
Hardy Perfect 3 ¾' salmon fly fishing reel. A good Hardy Perfect salmon fly reel with ebonite handle, brass line guard, ribbed brass foot, rim tension screw and MkII check mechanism...
Vintage Rowing Blade Tip
Vintage 1960s English Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Pine
Cambridge Presentation Oar, Trophy Blade, 1961. The oar is an original traditional Clare College (Cambridge University) presentation rowing oar tip with calligraphy and college insi...
Vintage Hardy Perfect Fishing Reel
Vintage 1930s English Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Aluminum
Hardy Perfect 4' Fly Fishing Reel. A good Hardy Perfect trout fly reel with ebonite handle, ribbed brass foot, rim tension screw and MkII check mechanism. The front plate marked 'Ma...
Rolls Royce Harrier Turbine Mirror
Rolls Royce
Early 2000s British Modern Wall Mirrors
Direct from the MOD - Taken from a Pegasus MK105 engine, (Sea Harrier Jump Jet). Fantastic original condition, NIL hours, documentation included. LPT 1 Rotor 11, mark 105, serial ...
British Racing Seaplane Schneider Trophy Model
Vintage 1930s British Aviation Objects
Chromium- plated on brass, the inscription Rolls Royce embossed beneath the right float, circa 1940. Mounted on a wooden base, 12 cms long. The Supermarine S.6B is a British racin...
Large Naval Pulley Table Lamp with Flintlock Pi...
Mid-20th Century English Table Lamps
Wood
Large early 20th century naval pulley converted into a table lamp with gentleman’s flintlock pistol, bullets, barometer and powder horn.  
Grand Panorama of London, 1849
Antique 1840s British Maps
Grand Panorama of London, a very special map of London seen from the Thames, published by Charles Evans and I. Whitelaw in 1849, realized on a long single strip of printed paper fold...
Page from the Magazine The Illustrated London D...
Antique 1880s British Nautical Objects
Page from the magazine The illustrated London News 31 July 1886 with a drawn by A. forester depicting some pirates. Very good condition. Measures: Cm 29.8 x 41 (H).
Print Depicting a Schooner Made in the Mid-19th...
Antique 1850s British Nautical Objects
Print depicting a schooner, no. 1 of 400 copies signed Z21, made in the mid-19th century. Non-coeval briarwood frame; measures with frame 50 x 40 cm.
Small Brass English Level with Telescope, 1940s
Vintage 1940s British Scientific Instruments
Small brass English level with telescope signed T. Cook London No. 902 made in the forties. Complete with a compass with an engraved goniometric circle and a water level placed above...
English Level with Orthogonal Telescopes, 1930s
Vintage 1930s British Scientific Instruments
English level with orthogonal telescopes signed Sitesquare Made in England in the thirties, painted aluminum. Height cm 14, diameter 5.5. Very good condition, fully functional.  
Antique Telescope, Dollond 'Day or Night' Terre...
Dollond, London
Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Scientific Instruments
Brass, Leather
This is an antique telescope by Dollond dating to the mid-19th century, a 'day or night' single draw scope suitable for terrestrial or astronomical use, circa 1850. Perfect for bi...
19th Century Glass Vitrine with Muzzle Pistol, ...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Arms, Armor and Weapons
Copper, Iron
Framed vitrine with glass door holding a one of a kind British antique muzzle loading percussion gap and ball double barreled side by side pistol with fitted ramrod and copper powder...
English Sterling Silver Presentation Cup, Antiq...
Robert Pringle & Sons
Vintage 1910s English Other Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Silver, Sterling Silver, Wood
A fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver presentation cup; part of our presentation silverware collection. This fine antique George V sterling silver present...
19th Century Scottish Rams Head Snuff or Mull Box
Antique 19th Century Scottish Victorian Taxidermy
Metal
Unique 19th century Scottish ram's head snuff or mull box inscribed "Kandahar, 1880 - presented to the Sergeants Mess From The Officers of the 72nd". The top is engraved with a stag ...
20th Century English Mahogany Chippendale Style...
20th Century English Chippendale Children's Furniture
Mahogany
Carved mahogany Chippendale style child's chair with cushioned seat upholstered in yellow fabric.
Antique Lithograph Depicting the Dissection of ...
Antique 1850s British Scientific Instruments
Antique lithograph, from the Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise, 1853, depicting the dissection of a foot. Frame of walnut. With frame 50 x 42 cm - inches 19.68 x 16.53. The plate...
Improved Electric Machine for Nervous Diseases,...
Antique 1880s British Scientific Instruments
Improved electric machine for nervous diseases placed in mahogany box with external handle and strength indicator on the cover, signed by Joseph Gray & Co. in 1880. Measures: 26 x 12...
Project of the Northele Sailing Boat
Vintage 1940s British Nautical Objects
Project coming from the archives of Uffa Fox and never entered the commercial circuit depicting Northele, a sloop 14 m long, made by Berthon Boats in Lymington Dorset in 1949 accordi...
Project of the Northele Sailing Boat
Vintage 1940s British Nautical Objects
Project coming from the archives of Uffa Fox and never entered the commercial circuit depicting Northele, a sloop 14 m long, made by Berthon Boats in Lymington Dorset in 1949 accordi...
Project of the Northele Sailing Boat
Vintage 1940s British Nautical Objects
Project coming from the archives of Uffa Fox and never entered the commercial circuit depicting Northele, a sloop 14 m long, made by Berthon Boats in Lymington Dorset in 1949 accordi...
Project of the Northele Ship Made in 1940s
Vintage 1940s British Nautical Objects
Northele is a sloop, length 14 m, made by Berthon Boats in Lymington Dorset in 1949 on shipyard project. Measures: 103.5 x 61.3 (H) cm, inches 40.74 x 24.13 (H). Project coming from...
Cased Standard Yard Comparator Made by W. T. Av...
W & T Avery
Vintage 1930s English Scientific Instruments
A rare brass and steel mechanical standard yard comparator, in a mahogany case, by W. T. Avery of Birmingham. The brass standard yard is by De Grave, Short & Co of London and is ...
Chromed Brass Compass English Manufacture of th...
Early 20th Century British Scientific Instruments
Magnetic chromed brass compass with a wide chain with hook, English manufacture of the early 1900s. Good condition and fully functional. Length 17 cm - 6.69 inches, diameter 4.5 cm -...
Nautical Liquid Compass Made in 1920s
Vintage 1920s British Nautical Objects
Nautical liquid compass made in 1920s, trade by Mercantile Stores Ltd Middlesbrough. It is mounted on universal joint and placed in its original wooden box. Measures: cm 19 x 19 x 14...
Aluminium Stethoscope in Two Parts Early 1900s
Early 20th Century British Scientific Instruments
Aluminium stethoscope, in two parts, early 1900s. Measures: Cm 15 x 5.5. The stethoscope is an instrument used in the past to auscultate the heart or lungs of the patient, allowin...
Project of the Bacchant Sailing Boat
Vintage 1930s British Nautical Objects
Project coming from the archives of Uffa Fox and never entered the commercial circuit depicting the floor plates and sections of the boat Bacchant. Measures: Cm 108.7 x 49 H - inches...
Project of the Weetamoe Ship, 1934
Vintage 1930s British Nautical Objects
Weetamoe was constructed by the Herreshoff shipyard according to plan by Clinton Crane for defence consortium of the America's Cup, referred to George Nicholls of New York Yacht Club...
Anonymous Boat Project
Vintage 1920s British Nautical Objects
Anonymous boat. Measures: cm 72.5 x 45.4 (H) - inches 28.54 x 17.87 (H). 1920s. Coming from the Archive of Uffa Fox.
Project of a Ship by Charles Sibbick
Charles Sibbick
Antique Early 1900s British Nautical Objects
Project of racing yacht by C. Sibbick; it is a boat 35.57 feet long with 628 square feet sail area. This boat has a mast very gone down by the bows. Measures: Cm 130 x 45 H - inches ...
Project of a Ship by Charles Sibbick
Charles Sibbick
Antique Early 1900s British Nautical Objects
Structure of his favourite kind of keel by Charles Sibbick the designer, similar to the modern boats racing today in America's cup. It is a part of a project for a 52' linear rater f...
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