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Pauline Ralph Ye Olde Tea Shoppe

This two roof thatched cottage is likely the same as used in A 198 001. But there are
differences in execution, for instance the lower windows differ and this one weigfhs less.
Item carries a sales label, not mentioning a company, giving a sales price of $29.99,
so this was sold in the US, not a souvenir of England bought there.


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Item # A 198 005
Origin/Country England
Labels/Text Item Pauline Ralph Original Handmade in England (stenc.on bottom). See Note
Year Given x
Material Item Wood, thatch (all natural materials)
Manufacturer Item Pauline Ralph
Music Mechanism by Reuge Sainte Croix Switzerland (all metal mech.); see Misc. Info.
Number of Teeth 19, cylinder marked ' 3 4 3 8 '.
Music/Song My Lady Greensleeves (label. Also ' Swiss Musical Movement ').
Dim in " l x w x h 6.5 x 5.25 x 6.0
Box No Information on Box x Est. Origin x Est. Year/Period See Misc. Information. Music Mechanism housed in Bottom Distributor x On/Off Switch Yes, tilt roof for music to play Activate Music Key, metal, in bottom Weight in Lbs 1.05 Moving Parts No On Foot/Pedestal No Remarks on Condition Fair, because one pole (?) missing; otherwise really good for age. Misc Information Music mechanism mentions ' Sainte ' in full, not ' Ste ' as on later mechanisms.Music mech. working perfectly. Conclusion; early Reuge music mechanism (fifties or earlier?).

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