Cast Brass Makers Safe Plate – Withy Grove Stores Ltd

1 Jan
John Lowe brass safe plate - front - circa 1896 - Manchester. Image courtesy J. Shaw.

John Lowe brass safe plate – front – circa 1896 – Manchester. Image courtesy J. Shaw.

Withy Grove Stores Ltd Brass safe plate in situ. Image courtesy B. Kirk.

Withy Grove Stores Ltd Brass safe plate in situ. Image courtesy B. Kirk.

This is a cast brass polished and lacquered  Withy Grove Stores Ltd makers plate from around 1896.

The cast brass plate would be attached to a classic bent steel safe, which typically would have a brass swinging keyhole cover and brass turning handle, sometimes in the form of a clenched fist with a rolled scroll, suggesting a legal standard.

Withy Grove Stores Ltd safe interior. Image courtesy B. Kirk.

Withy Grove Stores Ltd safe interior. Image courtesy B. Kirk.

There is no date on the plate, although Withy Grove Stores has been in existence since 1850 and remains one of the very last remaining traditional businesses on Withy Grove.

Withy Grove Stores Ltd safe keys. Image courtesy B. Kirk.

Withy Grove Stores Ltd safe keys. Image courtesy B. Kirk.

The details of the plate are: Withy Grove Stores Ltd, bent steel safe, Manchester. Its has two countersunk screw holes for mounting and has been polished and lacquered. It measures 14cm x 12cm and weighs 200g.

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