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Antiques Fair


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
28 Sep 1975
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Tonbridge Steam Engine Rally
  2. 2Antiques Fair
  3. 3Medieval Football


Story No. within this Issue
2 / 3
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Chelsea Antiques Fair. DESCRIPTION: One of the items on view at the Chelsea Antiques Fair was the oldest operational Fire Engine in Britain. It was part of a display of Antique Fire Fighting Equipment. Some of the other exhibits to be seen include a very rare scent bottle of ‘Bristol Blue Glass’ and a silver gilt Wine Cooler made by Benjamin Smith. SHOTLIST: SV exterior Britain’s oldest operational fire engine patented by Robert Newsham in London 1733. SV water nozzle pan to old type fireman. SV fireman operating old pump on engine. GV exterior Chelsea Town Hall. SV interior show case containing antique fire fighting equipment. CU early French helmet from which the British models were eventually copied. CU British fire chief’s helmet of about 1920. CU man holding up fire extinguishing grenades, glass bottles filled originally with carbon tetrachloride. CU two glass bottles. CU fire mark placed on buildings to show which insurance company insured the building - Bath Sun Co. SV Dublin Commercial Insurance fire mark. CU Sun Fire Office of London 1820. GV pan interior antiques fair. SV large Chinese painting of "Ho Ho Bird" compressed entirely of Kingfisher feathers £600.00 dated 1770 SV. SV pair of Bone China Chamber candlesticks, two birds in tree with nest and dogs at base English 1760 prices £800.00. CU birds in tree. SV pan up from dogs at base to birds in tree - showing candlestick. SV French Ormolu mother of pearl casket, lid filled with artificial flowers £600 dated Paris 1810. CU lid with artificial flowers. SV silver gilt wine cooler by Benjamin Smith (1807) priced £1800.00. SV base of wine cooler. SV top of wine cooler. CU Prince of Wales Feathers inscribed on wine cooler. CU very rare Bristol Blue Glass scent bottle with gold decoration 1770. CU Bristol Blue wine glass cooler and dish signed by Jacobs of Bristol 1790. CU English wine glass of about 1770 engraved on one side with a beehive design and "Success to Industry" on the other - very rare.
Buildings and structures; Vehicles; Arts and crafts; Business and commerce; Exhibitions and shows
Card file number
Leonard Martin
Norman Fisher
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