Antique British Brass Public Lavatory Coin operated door latch

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Seller: 7517newark (836) 100%, Location: San Francisco, California, Ships to: US, Item: 202798765727 Interesting piece here. I found this years ago in a salvage yard in Northern England. When I bought it you could move the knobfrom VACANT to ENGAGED. Time has frozen this up? Maybe oil or a restorer could put it right. Also there are no keys to lockor open anything. The pull out change compartment freely opens. I've used it as a novelty conversational wall fixture.Did you know the polite phrase "GOING TO SPEND A PENNY" for a trip to the restroom was what came from these contraptions. It must have been used on a train or public venue---maybe a pub or theater? Anyway it weighs a lot because it's solid brass casing to prevent pilfering I'm sure.The dimensions are approximately 13 1/2 x 4 x 1 1/4 not including the extra bit for the knobImpressed on the bottom says Lockerbie & Wilkinson Ltd LOCWIL Tipton. I know Tipton is a town but the rest is a mystery?NO RESERVELucky for everyone it will fit in a priority Medium flat box so I can offer a fixed rate Condition: antique, Decade: Unknown, Maker: unknown, Material: Brass, Original/Reproduction: original, Features: Salvage, Color: brass

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