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Vintage Victorian Sign Safe Plaque Escutcheon Plate Original mint

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Seller: jinnjann (1,723) 100%, Location: leeds, West Yorkshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 142181154011 Milners 'Powder Proof' (Meaning gunpowder cannot easily be used to blow it up! This is an original authentic item. Not a cheap grotty Chinese fake! This came from the pay office of an old Leeds Dyeworks at Rawdon. Part of my huge collection of industrial artefacts that I have salvaged at least 90% personally. Heavy precision made cast brass Strong room/ Safe escutcheon It measures 67mm x 42mm approximate 7mm thick. Best example anyone can possibly get or have! I hate 'reproductions' they devalue the real items. And I hate those who deal in them and I hate the Chinese who have consistently ignored intellectual property rights, copyrights patents and have infringed every business rule with total impunity for the last 40 years. They have basically faked and copied their way into becoming a world power - and done it by breaking all the rules of civilised societies. The only lesson they have learned is that integrity can inhibit progress - so they do not bother with it. Can you imagine how dangerous that might prove? These are the same people who have driven Tigers, Rhinos, Sharks and goodness knows what else to the verge of extinction - not by ignorance- but by the greedy rich feeding on the ignorance of their own poor. They are the planets biggest polluter (you cannot rely on the statistics they give) And their rich investors have been a considerable force in pushing up house prices in Britain beyond the reach of our own people. And they have the Bomb! So, to conclude they are; Rich Powerful, Numerous and collectively they see little use for integrity.* Not an happy mix for the rest of us. *consequently, just like a little used appendage - evolution will shrink it away. I can easily buy hundreds of fakes of all kinds including Safe plates and I have had lots of enquiries from fakers. I have sold items that have then been copied in great numbers, giving the public the perception that they are common. This completely destroys the value, character and the desire to own such items. There is a Midland based company casting (amongst other things) Safe plaques - the company call them 'faithful reproductions' but they are fakes because they have based their operation on the value of rare artefacts - too stupid to realise that the value will spiral down by their own actions making their entire enterprise unsustainable. But all they will do is move on to fake and destroy the next thing. This is why I put 'cheap Chinese fakes' in my description - I use it as a derogatory phrase because I'm not interested in where fakes are made - all I want to do is discredit everyone that deals in them. And in any case fakers here always find their way to fakers there. They are driven by greed not interest and so China inevitably becomes a player in this game of greed. No one can make things cheaper than the Chinks! I have advised on fakes for 30 years and believe me it is better and more honest to warn people of fakes - true enthusiasts will not be put off -keeping quiet about them wont put the fakers off either. Regards Mike. PS And I hate how the arrogant offspring of the rich Chinese 'Swan' around York and London as if they own the place (and probably do) So! As you may suspect - I am not one to sit on the fence! And I go to great lengths to protect these things - My aim is to help and not hinder those with similar passions and interests. Personally I know my reputation for dealing in authentic items is good enough to attract top prices and this in turn helps to fan the flames of enthusiasm hot enough to prevent it being extinguished by those who constantly piss on it. Condition: superb original antique not a crappy fake!, Type: Door Hardware/ Accessories, Sub-Type: Door Handles/ Knobs, Material: Brass, Style: Victorian

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