A Dunlop International Model wooden squash racket made in England. Maxplay Fort model. Well used but authentic and we would estimate this from around the 1960's.
A vintage wooden tennis racket with good stringing. Made in England by William Sykes Limited based in Horbury, London. This tennis racket has been well used but the strings are all in very good condition for a racket of this age. Our research has found that William Sykes Limited was well known for making quality rackets before 1900. William Sykes took over Jeffries and Company in 1919 but sold their rackets under the Jeffries trademark. In 1942 William Sykes Ltd became part of the Slazenger group. This racket is similar to those dated around the 1930 to 1940's but we are unable to verify that or even if the William Sykes Ltd branding was continued after 1942. The shop name looks like Dobson and Robinson's and we have found a sports shop of this name in Ilkley.
A vintage wooden tennis racket with good stringing. Made in England by Slazenger. This tennis racket has been well used but the strings are all in very good condition for a racket of this age. The model is Royal Crown and has the shop name Carter's of Bradford. From what we can see this Royal Crown model was made for quite a few years and this looks to be one of the earlier ones.
A brass coloured metal oil lamp that may have been for the railways. Purchased from an antique shop in the early eighties in Switzerland and kept in a collection since then. The lamp is free standing with the oil reservoir at the base. The front and two side panels have removable clear glass and the front has side holders for another plate of glass. The back has a slot and this holds a smaller piece of red coloured glass though this piece is too small for the front. The front has a hinged door with a lift up locking pin. The top has a carry handle and on the rear there is a long hinged bracket. The base unscrews and the seal is still in place.Size Height 28 cms Width 9.8 cms Depth 8.3 cmsAn interesting item for a display shelf or as a prop for window dressing or theatre.