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Pinky peach or peachy pink French? / Murano? aeroplane

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Missed this before. Out on a limb time....

Belgian 1940s frigger, Albert Beugnies or colleague. (Ask Stephen P-H)

Bernard C:

--- Quote from: Frank on November 20, 2012, 12:03:29 AM ---...   Belgian 1940s frigger, Albert Beugnies or colleague. (Ask Stephen P-H)

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Frank there's a lot of clever and experienced design gone into this novelty, so I think the term frigger is most unlikely.

Consider, for example, the propeller.   Unless you remove it, very vulnerable when packed.   My solution would have been to have it cast in some cheap alloy, but there would still have been the occasional broken one.   This manufacturer's solution was to allow it to bend, shaping the propellor so that the bend was near the pivot, making it from thin sheet metal, using copper which doesn't work harden, and relying on the retailer to straighten up any bent propellors.   Brilliant, but not indicative of a whimsical, end of day piece, made to pay for the beer on the glassmaker's way home.

... and the cold-painted decoration.   Then almost certainly done by women outworkers on slave labour piecework rates, operating without any health and safety legislation protection.   Not, to my mind, indicative of a frigger at all.

Thanks for your suggestion, which I am following up.

Bernard C.  8)

While Albert Beugnies ( Bernie) made a splendid 16 part horse and a cockerel. I do not think he made this.
Never seen it before but Belgium may be a good guess, or even Murano?
It does look like a frigger, but probably made as a run thus they could have the propellor made.Tthe green and salmon pink are definitely post war colurs of mid '50's to mid 60's when chemicals were hard to get.

Not me as far as I can recall, Bernard. I don't remember seeing the pics at all before.


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