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LOT 3532
Scarce Security Alarm Box
- Measuring 13 x 6 x 5 inches overall, this metal lockbox is painted in a faux- hardwood pattern and lacks visible makers marks. A swiveling arm is mounted to the lid, a ball bearing on the underside, and a spring-loaded bell/blank cartridge mechanism on the inside. Turning the knob for the swivel arm turns on the alarm, after which lifting the box causes the ball bearing to descend, firing the cartridge and ringing the bell. The alarm can only be deactivated from the inside.
CONDITION: Very good, showing light external wear. The alarm is in good working order.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800
LOT 3534
Scarce Lockbox with
Alarm Device - Measuring
10 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
overall, this wooden lockbox lacks visible makers marks. A spring loaded rig is present inside the box, which discharges a blank cartridge into a gas baffle on the left side of the box. Exact firing mechanism is unknown, but appears to use ball bearings (not included) to fire the device if the box
is shifted.
CONDITION: Good, with mild exterior
wear, and a few cracks in the wood. Firing mechanism in good order.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800
         LOT 3533
Two Bigelow/Marlin “Alarm Guns” - Two Bigelow alarm guns, 2 7/8 inches overall. The
only marking on either piece is “PAT.APR.10.1860”. Produced by Marlin, the Bigelow was their only percussion offering, and possibly the very first product made by the firm. Includes a small plaque marked with the proceeding information.
CONDITION: Both are good, showing a smooth brown patina and some oxidation. The patent date on one is legible and illegible on the other. Both appear to be mechanically operable. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500

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