'Star Supplies' is documented as a 'well known, upmarket', British high-street store and a forerunner of the present day supermarket. 'On the night of Saturday, February 12th, 1921, the Garnant branch closed for the evening, leaving the manager; Thomas Thomas, alone to complete the weekly accounts and empty the till'...'The next morning Thomas Thomas; who was slightly deaf and of delicate health, was found laying behind one of the counters, having been brutally murdered'...'The safe had been broken into and the cash takings had gone'...'One of the murder weapons, a boning knife, was found in a brook near the property'.
In remembrance to Thomas Thomas, 'Reduplicant' refers to the linguistic terminology reduplication; a process by which the root or stem of a word, or part of it, is repeated.
Source Reference: http://www.cwmammanhistory.co.uk/Amman_Valley_History/pages/Star_Stores_Garnant.htm
Dimensions: H 59cm x W 30cm x D 22cm
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Star Toffee Tin,
Vintage Copper Posser,
Vintage Tobacco Tin,
Vintage Bun Tin,
4 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Pygmy Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
Please be advised:
Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.
As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.
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