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The Art of the Book: The Bookbinding Studio of Philip Smith MBE

Dominic Winter Auctions Important Designer Bindings. Bookbinding Equipment & Tools Live Webcast Auction 30 Jun 2016 12:00 BST

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  • 09:00 BST - 19:00 BST
  • 09:00 BST - 12:00 BST
South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Venue Address

  • Mallard House
  • Broadway Lane
  • South Cerney
  • Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • GL7 5UQ
  • United Kingdom

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Currency: GBP
Buyer's premium inc. VAT/sales tax: 23.40%
Online commission inc. VAT/sales tax: 3.60%

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There are 217 item(s) within this sale
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*Bookpress. A large cast iron bookpress, finished in black, with brass handle ends, platen

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*Bookpress. A large cast iron bookpress, finished in black, with brass handle ends, platen approximately 52 x 38cm (20.5 x 15 inches), opening to...

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*Book cloth sample books. Fifteen sample books of bookcloth produced by the Winterbottom Book

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*Book cloth sample books. Fifteen sample books of bookcloth produced by the Winterbottom Book Cloth Co., Ltd., circa 1930s, numbered 1-15, plus on...

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*Bookpress. A cast iron bookpress, with brass handles, platen size approximately 38 x 35cm (15 x

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*Bookpress. A cast iron bookpress, with brass handles, platen size approximately 38 x 35cm (15 x 10 inches), opening to approximately 8cm (3.75 in...

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*Bookpress. A cast iron bookpress, finished in black, platen approximately 37.5 x 25.5cm (14.75 x 10

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*Bookpress. A cast iron bookpress, finished in black, platen approximately 37.5 x 25.5cm (14.75 x 10 inches), opening to 6cm (2.5 inches) (1)

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*Board Cutter. Large heavy cast iron free standing board cutter finished in black, sprung blade

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*Board Cutter. Large heavy cast iron free standing board cutter finished in black, sprung blade cutting to maximum of 61cm (24 inches), foot opera...

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*Bookpress. A Dryad Bookpress, with wooden platen and metal column side supports, central screw

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*Bookpress. A Dryad Bookpress, with wooden platen and metal column side supports, central screw thread and tightening wheel above, platen approxim...

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*Bookpress. A small cast iron bookpress, platen approximately 30.5 x 25cm (12 x 10 inches),

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*Bookpress. A small cast iron bookpress, platen approximately 30.5 x 25cm (12 x 10 inches), opening to 8cm (3 inches) Requires refurbishing. (1)

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*Bookbinding Millboard. 50 sheets of 4mm Millboard, dimensions 133 x 71cm (51.5 x 28 inches) (50)

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*Bookbinding Millboard. 50 sheets of 4mm Millboard, dimensions 133 x 71cm (51.5 x 28 inches) (50)

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*Guillotine. An Adana 17" (432mm) Guillotine, finished in metallic green, with attachable cutting

Lot 9

*Guillotine. An Adana 17" (432mm) Guillotine, finished in metallic green, with attachable cutting board, adjustable gauge and safety guard, comple...

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*Bookbinding Equipment & Related. An electric punch press machine, together with a set of 10pt

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*Bookbinding Equipment & Related. An electric punch press machine, together with a set of 10pt Verona Mazak type, finishing stove ring, pair of m...

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*Bookbinding Millboard. 50 sheets of 4mm Millboard, dimensions 133 x 71cm (51.5 x 28 inches) (50)

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*Bookbinding Millboard. 50 sheets of 4mm Millboard, dimensions 133 x 71cm (51.5 x 28 inches) (50)

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*Lithography Stone. A large lithography stone, dimensions 56 x 40.5cm (22 x 16 inches) Suitable as a

Lot 12

*Lithography Stone. A large lithography stone, dimensions 56 x 40.5cm (22 x 16 inches) Suitable as a paring stone. (1)

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*Glue Pot. An electric powered hot glue pot, by Barlow Whitney, in very good condition, together

Lot 13

*Glue Pot. An electric powered hot glue pot, by Barlow Whitney, in very good condition, together with a small quantity of pearl glue, together wit...

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*Finishing stove. An electric finishing stove, with Corsair heating element and thermostatic

Lot 14

*Finishing stove. An electric finishing stove, with Corsair heating element and thermostatic control, 31cm (12 inch) diameter tool support ring, t...

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*Gold foil & bookbinding hand tools. Four rolls of Whiley Genuine Gold foil, including 1 inch, 2

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*Gold foil & bookbinding hand tools. Four rolls of Whiley Genuine Gold foil, including 1 inch, 2 inch and two 3 inch rolls, together with three ot...

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*Handle Letters. A set of large typeface brass handle letters, with serif typeface, letter height

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*Handle Letters. A set of large typeface brass handle letters, with serif typeface, letter height 37mm In very good condition. (small box)

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*Handle Letters. seven sets of brass bookbinding handle letters, with wooden handles, including

Lot 17

*Handle Letters. seven sets of brass bookbinding handle letters, with wooden handles, including serif typefaces with letter heights 3mm (2 sets),...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty brass decorative finishing tools, of traditional

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty brass decorative finishing tools, of traditional design, including five pairs of corner tools ...

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*Decorative finishing tools. Thirty-seven brass decorative finishing tools, mostly of traditional

Lot 19

*Decorative finishing tools. Thirty-seven brass decorative finishing tools, mostly of traditional design, including centre & corner tools, all wit...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of miscellaneous decorative finishing tools, including

Lot 20

*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of miscellaneous decorative finishing tools, including approximately thirty decorative tools and approx...

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*Handle Letters. Seven sets of brass bookbinding handle letters, with wooden handles, each with

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*Handle Letters. Seven sets of brass bookbinding handle letters, with wooden handles, each with serif typefaces, letter heights 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6m...

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*Decorative Rolls. An unusual adjustable handle with three interchangeable decorative roll wheels,

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*Decorative Rolls. An unusual adjustable handle with three interchangeable decorative roll wheels, together with another handle with two intercha...

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*Decorative finishing tools. Nine brass decorative finishing tools, of traditional design, (

Lot 23

*Decorative finishing tools. Nine brass decorative finishing tools, of traditional design, (lacking wooden handles, together with ten single-line...

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*Decorative Rolls. Four decorative rolls, one without wooden handle, together with one alphabet

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*Decorative Rolls. Four decorative rolls, one without wooden handle, together with one alphabet farthing wheel, one dashed line fillet, one three...

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*Fillets. Six fillets with wooden handles, including five professionally recut, comprising two

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*Fillets. Six fillets with wooden handles, including five professionally recut, comprising two single, two double and one diagonal hatched fillet,...

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*Decorative Rolls. Five decorative rolls, two without wooden handles, together with one alphabet

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*Decorative Rolls. Five decorative rolls, two without wooden handles, together with one alphabet farthing wheel, one double line and one hatched ...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty-one brass decorative finishing tools, of

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty-one brass decorative finishing tools, of traditional design, including corner tools, with wood...

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*Fillets. one decorative roll, and three fillet wheels, comprising one double line, 1 triple line

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*Fillets. one decorative roll, and three fillet wheels, comprising one double line, 1 triple line and one hatched line fillet, each with wooden h...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty-two brass decorative finishing tools, of

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty-two brass decorative finishing tools, of traditional design, including corner tools, all with ...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twelve brass decorative finishing tools, of modern &

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twelve brass decorative finishing tools, of modern & traditional simple designs, together with thirte...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twelve brass decorative finishing tools, comprising

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twelve brass decorative finishing tools, comprising corner tools with traditional designs, together w...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty-five brass decorative finishing tools,

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty-five brass decorative finishing tools, majority with traditional designs, including centre too...

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*Handle Letters. Seven sets of brass bookbinding handle letters, with wooden handles, each with

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*Handle Letters. Seven sets of brass bookbinding handle letters, with wooden handles, each with serif typefaces, letter heights 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm...

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*Gouges. Eleven brass gouges, each with wooden handle, together with one line creaser, three brass

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*Gouges. Eleven brass gouges, each with wooden handle, together with one line creaser, three brass finishing tool rings (for label edges), few oth...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty-seven brass decorative finishing tools, majority

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of twenty-seven brass decorative finishing tools, majority with traditional designs, including centre to...

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of 16 brass decorative finishing tools, of traditional

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*Decorative finishing tools. A collection of 16 brass decorative finishing tools, of traditional design, mostly centre tools, plus a small selecti...

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*Handle Letters. A collection of approximately 10 incomplete sets of brass handle letters, with

Lot 37

*Handle Letters. A collection of approximately 10 incomplete sets of brass handle letters, with serif typefaces, various sizes, with wooden handle...

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*Handle Letters. Two sets of brass bookbinding handle letters, with wooden handles, including Whiley

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*Handle Letters. Two sets of brass bookbinding handle letters, with wooden handles, including Whiley 8pt and Caslon 10pt, plus a few other mixed ...

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*Leather. Ten skins of dark blue goatskin bookbinding leather, comprising five skins of grade I dark

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*Leather. Ten skins of dark blue goatskin bookbinding leather, comprising five skins of grade I dark blue goatskin (approx. 26 1/2 sq. ft) and fiv...

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*Leather. Eight skins of dark blue goatskin bookbinding leather, comprising five skins of grade I

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*Leather. Eight skins of dark blue goatskin bookbinding leather, comprising five skins of grade I dark blue goatskin (approx. 26 3/4 sq. ft) and t...

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*Leather. Four skins of goatskin bookbinding leather, comprising one dark brown, two black and one

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*Leather. Four skins of goatskin bookbinding leather, comprising one dark brown, two black and one dark green, plus a good selection of leather of...

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*Leather. Ten large pieces or part skins of brown cow hide leather few marks (10)

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*Leather. Ten large pieces or part skins of brown cow hide leather few marks (10)

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*Book cloth. A selection of 11 rolls of bookbinding book cloth & papercloth etc., including

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*Book cloth. A selection of 11 rolls of bookbinding book cloth & papercloth etc., including general book cloth & buckram, mostly brighter colours ...

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*Book cloth. A selection of 14 rolls of bookbinding book cloth, including general book cloth &

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*Book cloth. A selection of 14 rolls of bookbinding book cloth, including general book cloth & buckram etc., mostly of pale shades and colours (1...

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*Bookbinding Millboard. 50 sheets of 4mm Millboard, dimensions 133 x 71cm (51.5 x 28 inches) (50)

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*Bookbinding Millboard. 50 sheets of 4mm Millboard, dimensions 133 x 71cm (51.5 x 28 inches) (50)

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*Book cloth. A selection of 11 rolls of bookbinding book cloth, including general book cloth &

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*Book cloth. A selection of 11 rolls of bookbinding book cloth, including general book cloth & buckram, mostly brighter colours including blue, re...

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*Bookbinding Millboard. 50 sheets of 4mm Millboard, dimensions 133 x 71cm (51.5 x 28 inches) (50)

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*Bookbinding Millboard. 50 sheets of 4mm Millboard, dimensions 133 x 71cm (51.5 x 28 inches) (50)

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*Marbled paper. A selection of approximately 180 sheets of handmade marbled paper, recovered from

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*Marbled paper. A selection of approximately 180 sheets of handmade marbled paper, recovered from bindings, mostly 19th century, reclaimed endpape...

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*Marbled paper. Thirty-two sheets of handmade marbled paper, (by Anne Muir, not stamped), of similar

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*Marbled paper. Thirty-two sheets of handmade marbled paper, (by Anne Muir, not stamped), of similar traditional designs with shades of blue, yel...

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Paper. A bound volume containing twenty-four leaves of cream laid paper, early 19th century, few wax

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Paper. A bound volume containing twenty-four leaves of cream laid paper, early 19th century, few wax seal marks where items (prints) previously a...

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*Handmade Paper. Fourteen sheets of unused handmade laid paper, including 4 sheets of J.B. Green (

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*Handmade Paper. Fourteen sheets of unused handmade laid paper, including 4 sheets of J.B. Green (watermarked 1973), and numerous sheets of DBGM ...

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*Marbled Paper. Thirty-two sheets of handmade marbled paper, (by Anne Muir, not stamped), of similar

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*Marbled Paper. Thirty-two sheets of handmade marbled paper, (by Anne Muir, not stamped), of similar traditional designs with shades of blue, yel...

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*Marbled Paper. An assortment of approximately 30 handmade marbled and decorative papers,

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*Marbled Paper. An assortment of approximately 30 handmade marbled and decorative papers, including Victoria Hall paste marbled papers (11 sheets)...

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*Marbled Paper. A selection of approximately 337 sheets of 'Spanish' printed marbled paper,

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*Marbled Paper. A selection of approximately 337 sheets of 'Spanish' printed marbled paper, including approximately 140 brown, 120 green, 50 blue,...

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*Type Cabinet. A large 36 drawer type cabinet, containing 25 varying printer's type tray draws only,

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*Type Cabinet. A large 36 drawer type cabinet, containing 25 varying printer's type tray draws only, metal sided cabinet, printer's type wooden t...

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*Type Cabinet. A large 22 drawer type cabinet by F.W. Woodroff & Co. Ltd., with compositor's slope

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*Type Cabinet. A large 22 drawer type cabinet by F.W. Woodroff & Co. Ltd., with compositor's slope above, metal cabinet sides and slope, wooden pr...

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*Laying press and tub. A beech laying press and tub, with approximately 62cm (24 inches) between

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*Laying press and tub. A beech laying press and tub, with approximately 62cm (24 inches) between screws threads, opening to 25cm (10 inches), tog...

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*Board Cutter. Large heavy cast iron free standing board cutter by Harrild & Sons, finished in blue,

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*Board Cutter. Large heavy cast iron free standing board cutter by Harrild & Sons, finished in blue, blade cutting to maximum of 60cm (24 inches),...

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*Nipping press. A cast iron nipping press, by Hampson Bettridge & Co., Ltd., finished in black,

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*Nipping press. A cast iron nipping press, by Hampson Bettridge & Co., Ltd., finished in black, platen size approximately 45.5 x 30cm (18 x 12 inc...

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*Chest of drawers. A large 20th century 'shop counter style' chest of drawers (with contents),

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*Chest of drawers. A large 20th century 'shop counter style' chest of drawers (with contents), with white melamine work top, with 46 graduated oak...

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