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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:48 am 
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Tiny little putz house with very different windows. Likely postwar in the late 40's and treated like a Hacienda type. It has glass glitter over all the little sandy surfaces and you will notice on the one remaining original window that it is ALMOST a #4 church window cut down EXCEPT it has a wide bottom bar so it is it's own thing. Strange this one hasn't appeared before. Brian and Pete take note.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:57 am 
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Just a couple of notes on these 3 photos. This first one was taken to show that the wood base of the tree is VERY off set and if not glued down would not stand on it's own well. I believe this tree is original to the house. In the next photo you can see the #4 sized church window (small) ready to be installed. I cut off the bottom and trimmed it up good in order to get it through the back hole. Note also that there is a scattering of a magenta coconut in the front yard! More of an afterthought and not used much at this time.
This is an oblique house and the base reflects the fact that it is just a piece of pasteboard covered with paper. No mark that I can see but since on the right side it was pretty water soaked at one time it is possible that the ink was fugative or perhaps a paper JAPAN mark that came unglued. Notice the dark spot (directly below the tree base). I had set it on the kitchen counter which was wet. It dried out okay but the place where the tree is does show up on the bottom.


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Just one last photo to go. Showing a tool I used to help position the window. I did this with my finger but was having a time removing my finger and not taking the window with it. I could insert that tool and use the point to hold it in place while I withdrew my finger. Notice the bent Q Tip. I bend them with a pair of pliers to get it as tight as I can. Then contact cement id put on the tip and inserted in the window to get the cement where it belongs. Contact cement is the PITS to work with.


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I've never seen on of these. Thanks for sharing!


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Very interesting lil' house Tom. I betchya it was a prototype of some sort. Lovin' that magenta coco though!

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Cool, love all the strange and unusual!!! Nice job fixin it up Tom!!!
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