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These are some of the SOLD items that have been listed on our website

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Reference Stock Item   Description
4698
Shipwright's Caulking Mallet - Click for the bigger picture SoldShipwright's Caulking Mallet - Used in conjunction with a caulking iron to force oakum into the seams between deck or hull planks. The caulking was then covered with putty or melted pine pitch in a process known as paying. The fine original example has a polished mahogany head with iron fittings and makes a fine display example from days gone by. Probably early 20th century. Measures: 20" (51 cm)
3350
Admiralty Pattern 574 Non-Break Guidor Hydrometer - Click for the bigger picture SoldAdmiralty Pattern 574 Non-Break Guidor Hydrometer - This instrument is supplied in the original admiralty issue case which is dated 1945/6. The item was manufactured by G H Collie & Co. Birkenhead and carries a patent number 2655. It is unusual in that the hydrometer is protected within a glass tube and surrounded by rubber rings to prevent breakage in service use. This is the first example we have seen and despite being over 60 years old, it has survived in near perfect condition.
2232
Shipwright's Scribe - Click for the bigger picture SoldShipwright's Scribe - This instrument is made from hardwood and we believe it would have been used in a shipyard to assist with marking timber during the boat building process. Unusually, it is embossed with a King's Crown and a George VI cypher. In addition, it has been stamped with the names of 37 people on each of the four sides of the instrument. We can only speculate, but perhaps this was done by shipwright colleagues who presented the instrument as a leaving memento to a retiring worker. Central stem 8" (20 cm)
3206
HMT Milford Princess Screen Badge - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMT Milford Princess Screen Badge - A painted wooden badge with heavy brass backing plate in diamond form surmounted by a gold crown. The coat of arms is hand painted and while showing some age wear, it is in generally good condition. Milford Princess was built as a trawler and pre war there were over 100 vessels in the Milford Haven fleet. In December 1939 the number had halved, with the most efficient being conscripted into the Royal Naval Patrol Service. Milford Princess registered port no. M228 carried pennant FY616, indicating she was assigned to minesweeping duties. She served from September 1939 to September 1945, after which time she was returned to her owners. This badge could well have been made up on board and would probably have been mounted on the front of the bridge. Good original condition with some service wear. 17" (43 cm)
OC214
HMS Benbow Trench Art - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Benbow Trench Art - A solid brass tray, probably fashioned from a shell casing with ornate scalloped edges and a fine engraved image of a part women/part bird with the legend HMS Benbow 1924. Benbow was a 25, 000 Battle Ship built for the Royal Navy in 1913 and she served throughout WWI including the battle of Jutland where she escaped any damage. She was paid off and broken up in 1931. This item was no doubt crafted by a crew member in 1924 when she was serving in the Mediterranean as a unique gift for his wife, girlfriend or family member. Measures 5.5" (34 cm)
1318
Oak Carved Picture Frame - Click for the bigger picture SoldOak Carved Picture Frame - set in a lifebelt that carries the legend "Ancona" and "1944-45". This is surrounded by a carved relief of laurel leaves featuring a King's Crown and the words "Royal Navy". Ancona is a seaport on the Adriatic coast of Italy - a strategically important location in WWII. Top to Bottom 5.5" (14 cm)
4647
Submarine Clinometer from HMS Opportune - Click for the bigger picture SoldSubmarine Clinometer from HMS Opportune - Fitted with manufacturer's place engraved Crockatt and marked Patt. 5292. The plate above is marked from 0-10 degrees and an air bubble in the central glass tube visually indicated the list or heel on the boat. Lamps are fitted above and in service there would have been lit up to indicate the degrees of list. The instrument is set in a varnished mahogany base. On the back is scratched HM/SM Oportune which was an Oberon class submarine of 1610 tons which was launched in 1964 and broken up in Portsmouth in 1996. Measures 22.5" (57 cm).
4462
Ship's Wheel named to John Poole, Glasgow - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Wheel named to John Poole, Glasgow - While we do not normally buy reproduction items, this one came in on a P/X deal from a customer who upgraded to the genuine item. This example is nicely presented and constructed from mahogany with brass bindings. Some age wear to varnish. Sold for decorative purposes only at an entry level price. 36" (91 cm)
5126
Ship's Cork Life Ring with Linen Cover - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Cork Life Ring with Linen Cover - This example has a label indicating French manufacture and a date of 23rd October and while the year stamp is not clear, we think it could be 1935 or 1955. Generally in very nice condition but small tear to fabric section on the inside which does not show from the front when on display. Measures 28" (71 cm)
5
Oldham Lantern Type E - Click for the bigger picture SoldOldham Lantern Type E - Admiralty Pattern 16012. Alloy case stamped with maker's name and 220 volts direct current. It appears to have taken a dry cell battery as well as provision for an external power source via brass screw cover. The bulb is sealed within a heavy glass lens and we imagine the lamp would have been used by the Royal Navy as an emergency engine room inspection lamp. Measures 13" (34 cm). Sold as a collector's item as we have no means of testing, although looks to be complete.
PC43
Ship's Electric Gimbal Lamp - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Electric Gimbal Lamp - Constructed in solid brass and could be used on a table or it has the facility to be wall mounted. This pattern was used on Royal Navy ships in WWI & WWII. A similar design was also used on White Star vessels an example has recently been recovered from the wreck of the Titanic. An extremely attractive and heavily constructed lamp which has been recently rewired. Height 11" (28 cm)
5037
Kreigsmarine WWII Sea Mine Detonator Horn - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine WWII Sea Mine Detonator Horn - This and others like it would have been screwed into a large German sea mine. It would have originally contained a vial of acid that would have broken on contact with a target ship releasing the contents which would burn through a thin membrane charge thus detonating the weapon. This one is empty and is finished in original black paint. Measures 6" (15 cm)
4463
Ship's Wheel with outer rim - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Wheel with outer rim - A genuine helm of the type often fitted to working boats with the outer rim preventing the spinning spokes catching on clothing and also to aid manoeuvrability. Heavy hardwood construction with painted iron boss and brass banding. The outer rim has been damaged and repaired at some stage, so no longer fit to go to sea but would make an excellent wall decoration. Diameter 27" (68 cm)
2410
SS Otranto Presentation Cup - Click for the bigger picture SoldSS Otranto Presentation Cup - The SS Otranto was built by Vickers in 1925, weighed 20, 000 tons and carried 1686 passengers. She was subsequently used as a troop ship and survived WWII. This cup carries the ship's crest in relief and below a presentation engraving dated April 11th, 1927. It is named to Lieut. F. J. Boswell RN, who was the winner of the ship's sports on that date with no less than four firsts and one second! The cup appears to be EPNS and is in very good condition. Measures 4.5" (11 cm)
4373
HMS Invincible Hip Flask - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Invincible Hip Flask - A quality example made from English pewter in Sheffield, the home of fine metalwork in England. To the front is a naval crest with crown, rope surround and triton device. To the rear is a list of battle honours for all the ships to carry the name Invincible from St. Vincent in 1780 to the Falklands in 1982. Height 6" (15 cm)
1176
Huddart Parker Line Dish - Click for the bigger picture SoldHuddart Parker Line Dish - Manufactured by Walker & Hall, Sheffield and stamped to base warranted hard and silver soldered. To the rim is a finely embossed crest to the Huddart Parker Line. Good solid build quality with minor service wear. Measures 9" (23 cm.)
3775
Barge Water Carrier by Bulpitt - Click for the bigger picture SoldBarge Water Carrier by Bulpitt - Whilst more famous for manufacturing quality marine lamps, Bulpitt & Sons Birmingham also made other nautical items and this copper jug is a fine example. Clearly maker marked and dated 1912, it has a very solid built quality and superb patina. It features insulated handles and on one is scratched 33 and XYI, which we assume to be the original owner's identifying marks. Minor service wear, but overall in excellent condition and perfect for display in an inglenook fireplace, as a unique flower vase or for its original use as a water carrier, despite its 95 years of service! It is large at 38 cm (15")to top of handle and 28 cm (11") at the base.
2350
HMS Warrior/Operational Grapple Presentation Tankard - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Warrior/Operational Grapple Presentation Tankard - Made from English pewter, the tankard is engraved with a flying bird with a grappling hook held in its claws and below engraved "Operation Grapple" 1956-1957 Cdr. P. Whitfield DFC, RN from Ship's Flight HMS Warrior. Warrior was an aircraft carrier launched in 1944. She took part in Operation Grapple, the first British hydrogen bomb tests held near the Malden and Christmas Islands in the Central Pacific Ocean, embarking a handful of helicopters and Grumman Avenger AS.4s to collect samples from the tests and ferry them back for analysis. After the operation was completed the Avengers were catapulted into the sea as they were considered contaminated with radioactivity. Warrior was broken up in 1971. Measures 5" (13 cm)
1136
Silver Plate Ashtray named to SS Ariguani - Click for the bigger picture SoldSilver Plate Ashtray named to SS Ariguani - named to SS Ariguani. On the reverse is the date 17.4.1930 and names of various people who, we assume, were crew members at that time.
3200
Pair of Enamel Boat Badges - Click for the bigger picture SoldPair of Enamel Boat Badges - Both badges were found by a diver in the River Thames. One is named to the vessel Madge, dated 1930 and issued by Thames Conservancy, and licensed use on a stretch of water from Sonning to Boveney (nr. Windsor). We are told the Madge was a Thames Steamer and served with the Upper Thames Patrol (aquatic version of the Home Guard! This badge is accompanied by another found in the same area. This is also issued by the Thames Conservancy and while somewhat faded, is marked 62/342 and available until 31st December, 1914. Some chipping to the enamel with some restoration. 4" (10.5 cm)
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