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Pan Am Airways 1964 dated MAPCO galley hot water boiler

A 1964 dated Mapco galley hot water boiler. These were used in the galley by the stewardess to make hot drinks.

This is the model 180 -146.

MAPCO are still in business. The name stands for Mansfield Aircraft Products Company of Mansfield Ohio.

This one has PAA enamelled onto both the front and onto the lid.

PAA stands for Pan Am Airways.

The water boiler is made from polished stainless steel. The lid is held on by two Corbin clamps onto an original rubber seal.

To the rear is the plug that would allow the boiler to be wired into the aircraft power.

To the front os the eccentric faucet/plug holder. The plug is missing.

The inside is polished stainless steel.

The base and sides have ribbing for strength.

There are a few small scratches and gents - but nothing major - as you would expect from an item that is 54 years old and used daily for several decades.

It measured 13 inches high; 11.5 inches deep and 6.5 inches wide.


A very decorative item from the time of civil aviation.


We are happy to ship to any location


Price is £160 Plus P&P (UK-£15, USA- £46)
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WW2 Pin Up Gil Elvgren

An original piece of pin up art printed during WW2 for US troops

This artwork by Gil Elvgren was printed in 1944 for a Louis F Dow calendar.

The pin ups of Elvgren and Varga were popular with US troops.

It was left behind in France and this is where we purchased it.

it has a slight crease in the middle.

This is an original WW2 print and not a reproduction.

The print is 6 inches high and 4 inches wide.

We have framed it in a wood effect frame. Frame is 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.


Price is £45 Plus P&P (UK-£4.50, USA- £25)


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WW2 Pin Up Gil Elvgren

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This artwork by Gil Elvgren was printed in 1940 for Louis F Dow.
The print is 4 inches high and 3 inches wide.
We have framed it in a wood effect frame. Frame is 6 x 8inches.

An original piece of pin up art printed during WW2 for US troops

The pin ups of Elvgren and Varga were popular with US troops.

They were left behind in France and this is where we purchased it.


Price is £30 Plus P&P (UK-£4.50, USA- £25)




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Vintage 20th century Terrestrial Brass Desk Globe

This is a vintage hand made brass globe that we acquired from an antique sale and have remade a modern mount to allow it to be used.

It has been mounted in a polished aluminium meridian with the correct 23.5 degree angle. It spins freely.

This appears to be a hand made apprentice piece or school project and is not suitable for global navigation!

I assume that the maker started at the North and South poles and started scribing and stamping place names. The result being that both South America, Africa and the Phillipines are stretched to complete the map.

There are also a few spelling mistakes - e.g. CARIEBIAN SEA

On the date it was made - there are a few clues.

Leningrad means post 1924.

Pakistan and Taiwan suggest post 1949.

However Korea is shown as a complete country and suggests pre 1954.

Bangladesh is absent. Namibia is shown as South West Africa etc.

Hence I suspect it dates to ca. 1950.

The Falklands are shown as Malwines and so it is not of UK manufacture.

The polished aluminium meridian was made from a 6 inch disc. The centre of the disc is now the base with an additional turned brass vertical mount.

A very nice looking vintage terrestrial globe with a modern look and an insight into the past.

20cm high x 15 cm diameter


Price is £225 Plus P&P
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Canard Missile Fin Desk Ornament

This is a cast missile fin which we have mounted in a tapered billet of aluminium that has been shaped and polished.

The fin sits on a bearing that sits inside the aluminium base and turns. It is a new bearing and is still a little stiff.

This is a unique hand made base!

Despite many hours of research and checking on several forums the missile it was to be used on has not been identified so possibly a prototype.

I obtained the missile fin ca. 10 years ago. It is the forward canard fin used to guide the missile in flight.

The turned aluminium base has a green felt bottom.

The whole item weighs in excess of 4 kg.

It has been polished using aluminium polish to a high shine.

The whole item is 39cm (15.5 inches) tall and 30cm (12 inches) wide. The base is 12cm (5 inches) in diameter.


Price is £160 Plus P&P


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DC-10
An original DC-10 main wheel Hub Cap.

The incised McDonnel Douglas Corporation logo has been painted in black enamel.

A fuel line stencil has been added to reflect the use of DC-10 and KDC-10 as inflight refuelling aircraft by American and RNLAF.

It has a D ring to the reverse for hanging

Size is ca. 25 cm diameter

Price £75 plus postage
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Key Seat Rule

This is a 4 inch right angled ruler for measuring distances on curved surfaces such as shafts.

It comes in the original box that is marked with the broad arrow of the Air Ministry.

The rule is marked up to 4 inches on both sides and has the Kings crown symbol and the date 1930.

It was made by L&D Smallwood of Birmingham.

Price £15 plus postage
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19th Century Toy Black Powder Cannon

An original 19th century toy cannon barrel in brass, mounted on a moden ships cannon mount.

This Georgian/Victorian toy cannon was used by small boys in the 19th century alongside toy soldiers.

The barrel was loaded with black powder/gunpwder and a projectile and fired at the enemy toy soldiers.

As is the way with small boys most of these were tested with overloaded charge of powder and blown up.

This one appears to have been dropped or backfired into the garden and lost for a century.

The patina on the brass barrel is 100% original consistent with 100 years in teh ground and as the cannon was found. We have cleaned out the barrel and touch hole.

The cannon has been used and there is aslight upwards tilt on the barrel. The trunnions are in good order and there are no cracks in the barrel or cannon.

We have acquired a Naval smoothbore deck cannon model kit from Guns of History and mounted the cannon into the gun carriage. The cannon will come with the rest of the dioarama.

The cannon is 7cm long. The cannon in the gun carriage is 9 cm long.

The dioarma base is 20 cm long, 14 cm wide and 8 cm tall.

Price is £125 Plus P&P
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B-29 Box

An Engineers or Armourers box from the Nevada aircraft graveyards.

To the front is stencilled "B29 USAAF AC-27730"

It has been painted as an American wartime B29 Next Objective that flew from Tinian Island

The box is 30cm x 30cm x 28 cm high

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The profile of a Super Marine Spitfire model Vb cast in metal alloy. Based on a 1-24 scale fix model.

They are mounted on hard wood base and can be hung on the wall.
Total size is 45cm by 15 cm high and 7cm proud. The whole piece weighs 2.6 kg.

A American Black Walnut plaque with cast name plate

B Light oak base.

Price £120 plus uk postage £14

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Rolls Royce Dart engine pencil holder

This is an enameled alloy engine part manufactured by Rolls Royce for use in a Dart engine.

It is painted in grey enamel paint on the outside and black on the inside. This is the original paint from Rolls Royce.

It is new ex stock and is in perfect condition.

There is a hole in the top and four holes in the outer casing

We have mounted it on a piece of elm hard wood using six stainless bolts.

It can be used as a desk tidy or as a pencil/ paint brush holder for your desk or workbench.

The Rolls Royce Dart engine is a turboprop engine used in a variety of aircraft from the RAF and civilian Avro 748, Vickers Viscount. Brequet Alize, Fokker F27, Grumman Gulfstream etc.

A one off unique and very interesting item..

It is approx. 13cm wide, 12 high and mounted on a piece of elm hard wood 16cmm wide by 14cm and 2cm high.

Price is £55 Plus P&P
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