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3406 WWI dated Wristlet - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWI dated Wristlet - Featuring a black dial with Roman numerals picked out in gold with a subsidiary second hand. A leather strap is fitted which shows some wear and could well be original to the watch. This is attached by hinged lugs and has an oversized extended brass winder at the 3 o'clock position. This watch has a snap back and is engraved CPL Firth 1917. We are assuming the CPL were the original owner's initials, rather than his rank. Unfortunately we have no provenance with this item, it seems likely it was a gift to Mr. Firth in 1917 and the probability is he served in one of the armed forces. The gilt movement is marked B & C Co. Swiss Made 15 jewels. The condition of the watch is exactly as it came in and appears to be in good running order. It is on offer as a collectable but after 91 years, may benefit from a clean and service, so we will leave this decision to the new owner. Diameter 1.25" (3.5 cm)
3332 Negretti & Zambra Vane Anemometer - Click for the bigger picture SoldNegretti & Zambra Vane Anemometer - Numbered on the silvered dial 6352 and below Air Meter to 100, 000 feet. The main scale reads from 0 to 100 with the 3 subsidiary dials counting hundreds, thousands and ten thousands. These fine instruments were designed to measure air speed by operating the fan for a timed period and the linear reading on the dials multiplied by the area of the duct will give the cubic measurement. The instrument is supplied with a Lowne Instruments London fitted leather case and comes complete with a recalibration certificate dated 1982. The instrument appears to be in good working order, although we are selling as a collector's item only. A beautifully engineered instrument by one of the most famous names in scientific instruments who sadly are now no longer in business. Fan diameter 2.75" (7 cm)
PC101 BOAC Giro Direction Indicator - Click for the bigger picture SoldBOAC Giro Direction Indicator - Manufactured by Sperry and marked on dial serial no. B1143-37, so we are assuming it takes back to 1937. The 0-360 degree scale is operated by a control to the front and interestingly the transfer applied to the top of the case states BOAC Croydon Repair, so it appears was originally fitted to a pre-war airliner. The front of the dial has been repainted and it is sold as a collector's item. Width of dial 4.5" (12 cm)
4225 Trench Art Model of deHavilland Mosquito - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Model of deHavilland Mosquito - This example, unlike the original "wooden wonder" is fashioned from aircraft alloy on a turned allow base. The model reflects the classic lines of this famous fighter bomber which was much loved by its pilots and served with distinction in WWII. Wing span 8.5" (22 cm)
2365 Trench Art Model of a Fairey Firefly - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Model of a Fairey Firefly - Skillfully fashioned from polished aircraft alloy with nice canopy detail. This is another unusual model subject of a somewhat underated WWII aircraft which served with distinction. Mounted on a steel stand with Firefly engraved on the base. Measures 7.5" (19 cm)
4214 RAF Trench Art Cigarette Lighter - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Cigarette Lighter - Manufactured from an inert Hispanol 20mm cannon shell mounted on a base cut from a 40mm Bofurs Gun shell case which is dated 1938. The shell head is removable revealing the lighter section and while the striker wheel does create a spark, we have not tested the item and it is therefore for sale for decorative purposes only. Measures 9" (23 cm)
4249 Officer's Mess RAF Cranwell Menu Holder - Click for the bigger picture SoldOfficer's Mess RAF Cranwell Menu Holder - One of the famous bases in the RAF, Cranwell was established in 1916 as a RNAS training establishment for aircraft, kite balloons and airships but became an RAF base in 1918 and remains the center for training, both air and ground crew, up to the present day. One of the most recent graduates was HRH Prince William. The menu holder is heavily made from Elkington plate and is stamped to the base "29057" as well as various other manufacturing marks. The circular menu holder is surrounded by laurel leaves and is engraved "Officers' Mess RAF Cranwell". The item is hard to date but no doubt it could tell many stories of Cranwell mess dinners in days gone by. An ideal Christmas gift for the aviation collector in your life? Height 2" (5 cm)
443 Air Ministry Chobert Riveter Type A No. 6563 - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Chobert Riveter Type A No. 6563 - This is only the second example we have had and is nicely marked with A.M., King's Crown and dated 1943. It was supplied by Aviation Developments Ltd. and comes in a fitted pine box. The external property plaque has been removed, possibly when the item was "acquired" from the Air Ministry! Interestingly, the box is marked with a military broad arrow and with the letters RN, so we speculate this example could have served with the FAA. The box contains a sealed tin and a further three wooden boxes with slide lids containing rivets, rods and assorted spare parts. While offered for sale as a collector's item, the rivet gun has a strong spring and may well still function as intended if you have a Spitfire project in your garden shed! Box measures 15" x 12" (38 cm x 30 cm)
3781 Battle of Britain Officer's Presentation Lamp - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain Officer's Presentation Lamp - This unusual decorative oil lamp is engraved to the front "Presented by Group Captain N. C. Odbert Wyton October 1948. The lamp which is solid silver carries a Birmingham hallmark and is in generally good condition, although it has a small ding to the front. Norman Cyril Odbert joined the RAF in 1927 and in May 1940 took command of 64 Squadron at Kenley flying Spitfires and is recorded as "One of the Few". He survived the war and remained as a regular in the RAF retiring as a Group Captain in 1957. RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire was a bomber base in WWII and we understand Group Captain Odbert was the CO at this station and perhaps presented the lamp to the officers' mess as a retirement gift. Original items directly relating to B of B pilots very rarely come on the market and it was touch and go if this lamp joined our own modest collection! Length 6" (14 cm).
1868 RAF Spectacles Anti Glare Mk.14 - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Spectacles Anti Glare Mk.14 - We purchased these directly from the officer to whom they were issued and as they were a spare pair, have never been used in anger. They come complete with the RAF hard case and embossed to the lid is the writing "Spectacles Mark 14 22C/2432 medium" with the government broad arrow property mark. These are extremely high quality glasses and while for sale as a collectable, would also be eminently usable for flying, driving or posing as Top Gun!
4290 B-24 Model Liberator - Click for the bigger picture SoldB-24 Model Liberator - A very fine example manufactured from solid brass with unusual perspex propellers to give a realistic impression of the aircraft in flight. Unlike many models of this type, the detailing and proportions are excellent and it is complimented by a mahogany and brass display stand. This would make an fine addition to an aviation collection. It is heavy, so please check postage with us. Wing span 13" (34 cm)
3800 RAF Trench Art Candlesticks - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Candlesticks - A very fine matched pair made from polished aircraft aluminium interspersed with what we believe to be paxolin which was used as an electrical insulator in WWII, as well as for the manufacture of instruments panels. Almost certainly made by aircraft fitters in their off duty moments and probably date from the second World War. We see many examples of trench art but these are as nice as we have had and would make the perfect addition to an RAF or trench art collection, as well as being completely functional candlesticks. Measure 7.5" (19cm)
4207 RAF Trench Art Paper Knife - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Paper Knife - Made from aircraft scrap materials with the handle fashioned from Plexiglas and washers with the steel section probably originally used as a tensioning support. The cross guard is brass and the grip top copper. Almost certainly crafted by an aircraft fitter in his spare time. A decorative and functional addition to any RAF collection. Measures 6.5" (17cm)
4340 RAF Aerial Kite - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Aerial Kite - Model M-347-A. Complete with yellow painted issue tin with very clear instructions and illustration of a downed airman in his dinghy. These kites were used by both RAF and USAAF airmen and by attaching the Gibson Girl aerial wire, they were then able to transmit an emergency signal to summon air sea rescue services. These kites often saw post war service in the hands of small boys (myself included!) and few have survived in this condition. Other than the string being missing, it is more or less perfect. We have seen a similar item sell recently on eBay for an excess of £200. Ours is available at a very modest £95! Pictures of the kite assembled available on request.
4374 RAF Trench Art Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Ashtray - Made from batttlefield brass. Very finely worked with King's Crown, RAF and 'Souvenir of Egypt 1942'. Small but beautifully formed and a reminder of the Desert War 66 years ago. Diameter 4" (10.5cm)
4331 RAF Thermos Flask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Thermos Flask - An essential item for unheated RAF Bomber Aircraft crews and used by aircrew for hot drinks and soup during long flights. This example is broad arrow marked and dated 1943. It is identical to the example illustrated on page 125 of Mick Prodger's RAF equipment book but in far better condition! Instructions very clear and complete with cap, cork and glass liner.
PC99 RAF Flying Boots - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Flying Boots - Post war example, finished in black leather and in excellent issued condion. Marked with a broad arrow, these boots are UK size 8 and are named to A. W. Henry. This pattern dates to the 1950's and they conform to the WWII escape boots with the leg section designed to be cut away converting the boots to conventional shoes if downed over enemy territory. The soles have been repaired but generally an excellent example from the Cold War period.
117 RAF Aircraft Tail Wheel and Tyre - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Aircraft Tail Wheel and Tyre - Reputed to be ex-Spitfire but we can't find any identification codes on the hub to prove or disprove. The tyre, however, is clearly stamped with a King's Crown and AM, so definitely from a WWII period aircraft and judging by the size, would look to be from a fighter. The tyre has various other stamps on it including WJ14, Static Conducting, WT, 4908, LO204E 188 and the tyre size is detailed at 4.0-3.5. The tread area of the tyre is also stamped in yellow ink WJ14. It appears to be unused and is still inflated. Measures 10" (26cm) diameter. For sale as a collector's item or to fit on a static airframe display.
71 Air Ministry Hand Bell 1940 - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Hand Bell 1940 - As used on RAF stations throughout WWII. This one comes from my own collection and is a text book example with a good clear King's Crown and AM property mark as well as contract number B 66777-40 and below C22C. The bell is made from brass with a hardwood handle and original clapper and still produces a good clear ring. Measures 10" (25cm).
64 RAF Unit Plaques mounted on oak shields. - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Unit Plaques mounted on oak shields. - We have three available, named to Electrical & Wireless School, 30 and 107 Maintenance Units. These are quality plaques manufactured by Hunter & Smallpage Ltd. of York and are cast from metal rather than the more common resin or plaster examples. We bought as a set and presume the original owner served at these establishments. Each measures 9.5" (24cm) high and 7" (18cm) wide. While we have priced individually, we would sell the set of three for £30.
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