JOHN PECK & SON, NELSON SQUARE, BLACKFRIARS
A George V Red Morocco Leather Despatch Box with a rear brass carrying handle, the lid bearing The Royal Insignia, and stamped 'Dardanelles Commission', and 'The Rt. Hon. Sir William Pickford'. The black leather lined interior with raise sides, the Bramah Patent lock with two keys.
H: 15cm W: 46cm D: 30.5cmLearn More
JOHN PECK & SON. 7 NELSON SQUARE SOUTHWARK S.E.
A George V Black Morocco Leather Parliamentary Despatch Box in virtually unused condition, stamped with the Royal Insignia and with a brass swing handle at the rear, with Bramah lock and two keys, the black leather lined interior with raised sides and rigidity studs, accompanied by its original tan cowhide travel case, also with the Royal Insignia and maker's stamp.
Outer Case - H: 18cm W: 48cm D: 33cm
Despatch Box - H: 14.5cm W: 46cm D: 30.5cmLearn More
S. MAW & SON, LONDON
An original Mahogany and Brass Pill Machine C1880 used by chemists to mould ingredients into pills. It consists of two main parts, the board and the roller. The roller has two handles. It fits over the sides of the board, and has wheels to enable it to roll backwards and forwards. The underneath of the roller is fitted with a brass plate with grooves in it that match the board. The mixture is rolled in to a thin tube by rolling it using the upside of the roller. It is then placed laterally over the grooves in the board and rolled backwards & forwards until it is formed into pill size balls. I have used blue tack as shown in the pictures to demonstrate.
H: 6cm W: 48cm D: 34cmLearn More
JOHN PECK & SON, NELSON SQUARE, BLACKFRIARS, MANUFACTURERS TO H.M. STATIONERY OFFICE
A full size Red Morocco Leather Despatch Box, the bevelled top with central handle, and stamped with the royal insignia of George V (1910-1935) originally the property of the CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY. The black leather lined interior with raised sides, locating studs and diamond lattice work inside the lid, the working lock stamped Bramah, London.
H: 16cm W: 46cm D: 30cmLearn More
A zograscope is an optical device for enhancing the sense of depth perception from a flat picture. It consists of a large magnifying lens through which the picture is viewed. It has the lens mounted on a stand in front of an angled mirror. This allows someone to sit at a table and to look through the lens at the picture flat on the table. Pictures viewed in this way need to be left-right reversed; this is obvious in the case of writing. A print made for this purpose is called a vue d'optique or perspective view.
This is a Superb Example of a Regency Period Walnut Zograscope with brass fittings and rotary turned features of the finest craftmanship. The viewing lense is in excellent condition having a few minor scratches, the mirror with some minor silvering flaws, mainly near the bottom edge. It is height adjustable and can be unscrewed into three components.
H: 71cm - 91cm W: 34cm D: 21cmLearn More
WICKWAR & CO. 14 YORK ST. SW.
A Small Early 20th Century Red Leather Despatch Box C1920 with a large brass swing carrying handle at the rear, the bevelled top tooled and bearing the initials M.E.B., The Bramah lock has a sliding latch front. The lid springs up when the front of the lock is slid to the right. When the key is turned in the lock the front cannot be moved. You can safely leave the key inside the box. The interior is lined with black leather and has raised sides.
H: 11cm W: 31cm D: 15cmLearn More
ASPREY BOND ST.W.
An Early 20th Century Rectangular Black Morocco Leather Documents Box with leather handle and Bramah lock & key. The matching black leather lined interior with raised sides, and stamped with the maker's name and address.
H: 9cm W: 30.5cm D: 15cmLearn More
WICKWAR & CO 6 POLAND STREET, Manufacturers to H.M Stationery Office.
A Black Leather Despatch Box, the chamfered top, with tooled borders, stamped with the royal insignia of Queen Victoria, and mounted with its original central swing brass handle. Inside the removable tray is divided into two sections, and the maker's name and address is impressed on either side of the lock, which is stamped CHUBB & SON, Makers to Her Majesty, with address 57 St Paul's Churchyard London, and numbered 616722. The lock is a Chubb Detector, and it retains its original key.
H: 15cm W: 38cm D: 15cmLearn More