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ANTIQUE-RARE!! ENGLAND LARGE! VICTORIAN HAT TIN CASE, BOX WITH LEGGE DOUBLE LOCK

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ANTIQU-ENGLAND LARGE! VICTORIAN HAT TIN CASE, BOX WITH LEGGE DOUBLE LOCK (VERY RARE!! TO FIND)




















GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! VERY RARE!!!! CIRCA 1880**LARGE VICTORIAN TIN TRAVEL HAT CASE WITH VERY RARE!!!! "LEGGE COMPANY" DOUBLE LOCK**.THIS IS INDEED A GREAT GREAT UNUSUAL PIECE!!!.

WE WILL LET OUR PICTURES DO THE REST OF THE DESCRIPTION ON THIS DESIRABLE TRAVEL HAT CASE.

 


***WE ARE SURE THIS PIECE,WILL MAKE A COLLECTOR VERY VERY HAPPY!!!***

****THIS VICTORIAN TRAVEL HAT CASE COMES FROM A IMPORTANT PALM BEACH ESTATE  PRIVATE  COLLECTION,PLEASE LOOK AT OUR OTHER EBAY ITEMS ON THIS SITE antiques-thru-time,and our other Ebay site Antiques1796 for more exciting and RARE antique pieces from this Estate****

 

J. LEGGE & CO.  LTD.   MOAT STREET,  WILLENHALL

Joseph Legge OBE JP was born in Willenhall in 1860 and founded Legge Locks in 1881, at the age of twenty.  At the time he was living as a border with Willian Askey in Wednesfield Road, Willenhall. 

His original works at 13 Clothier Street consisted of a couple of small shops, a few hand presses, a small outfit of tools and hardly any capital.  (The Clothier Street works were possibly later used by Fred Shepherd. (q.v.)).  He started to manufacture cabinet locks. 

Over the years he would add a full range of cylinder, mortice, cabinet and rim locks.  The standards that were set in terms of quality products and good working conditions have been developed under the name J. Legge.  In 1888 
Mr. Legge purchased the business of the late Joseph Collett and Sons, situated in Stafford Street,Willenhall and surrounded by vacant plots of land, which Joseph Legge with exemplary foresight, gradually acquired.  Tools and patterns accumulated and the range of products was widened to include locks for buildings, cabinet locks and locks for travelling cases. The firm set up its own foundries for brass and malleable iron and, for those days a good, plating shop.  By 1914, 250 people were being employed and the firms products were finding their way to ready markets in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India.

This advertisement comes from a Wolverhampton trade directory of 1896.  Note that the name of the works is given as Colonial Works.

The advertisement lists innumerable types of locks but adds "naval, cabinet, and builders' brassfounders, also cash box locks and handles, vase mountings etc.", indicating that they did not only make locks.  

The "Real Patent Rim Locks" (shown to the right in the advert) are said to be "suitable for the Australian markets".  What exactly did that mean?

As a result of doing war work, the eyes of the manufacturers were opened to the increase of efficiency that could be obtained from the more extensive use of machinery.  The whole trade was stimulated and, indeed almost revolutionised.  The older generation of locksmiths suffered hardship during the change over in manufacturing methods; but the skill passed from the locksmith to the toolmaker and Joseph Legge was a front-runner in the changes.  From 1900 Mr H Herman Chilton, as a co-director, ably assisted Mr Legge.  After the 1939-45 war Mr Legge was joined in the business by three of his five sons.

The company adopted a novel trademark. While on holiday in the Isle of Man Mr Legge found himself studying the famous symbol of three legs.  Struck by the design he was determined to adopt it as a trade mark; but it was not without the greatest difficulty that he secured permission. 

The sign of the three legs is still used today and, in the post war period, was a symbol of his three sons actively engaged in the business. 

 

HAT CASE MEASURES APPROX. 16" WIDE  X APPROX. 13" TALL X APPROX. 12-1/2" DEEP.PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING,WE WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS.WE PROVIDE A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE ITEM FOR YOUR INSPECTION.(***BUYERS TO PAID SHIPPING,H. & INSURANCE*** )WE ACCEPT**VERIFIED PAYPAL USERS* WE FULLY INSURE ALL OUR PACKAGES SO ONCE IT LEAVES OUR HANDS WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLES FOR DAMAGES OCURRING DURING TRANSIT,(IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO THE PACKAGE IN TRANSIT THE BUYER HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE INSURANCE CLAIM PROCESS TO END BEFORE WE REFUND THE MONEY FOR THE DAMAGE).*****ALL SALES ARE FINAL******

 

 

 

 

 

** A REMINDER TO OUR EUROPEAN FRIENDS THAT DUE TO THE EXTRAORDINARY!! EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE US DOLLAR, THE EURO & THE BRITISH POUND,NOW PIECES OF THIS QUALITY CAN BE BOUGHT AT A TREMENDOUS DISCOUNT!,ALMOST 1/2 PRICE COMPARE TO THE US DOLLARS.DON'T LOOSE THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY,WE'LL SHIP WORLDWIDE**

 

 

***DUE TO THE DELICATE NATURE OF THIS PAIR,BUYER WILL PAID FOR PROFESSIONAL PACKING,SHIPPING & INSURANCE,PLEASE CONTACT US FOR COMPLETE QUOTE TO YOUR LOCATION***WE USE A SPECIALIZED PROFESIONAL PACKING COMPANY THAT DO THE PACKING FOR ALL OUR ANTIQUE PIECES.WE SHIP WORLDWIDE (BUT INTERNATIONAL BUYERS HAVE TO BE AWARE THAT SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE USA IS EXPENSIVE),PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A COMPLETE ACURATE SHIPPING CHARGES TO YOUR COUNTRY.

 

 

 




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