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Offline mrs vulture

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Black base what's it for?
« on: September 08, 2012, 07:25:09 PM »
Hello, I found this small black base at the car boot, I always buy black bases for my vases whenever I find them going cheap. At first I thought this was a small vase base but it can't be because it has a lump raised in the centre and what appears to be a screw thread inside. Underneath it has the reg no. 881198. Its 4 inches across the bottom and nearly two inches tall. All I can think of is a lamp base but can't think its big enough or how it would work. Anyone know what it comes from please because its really bugging me now!!!  ;D   Cheryl

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Offline Paul S.

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Re: Black base what's it for?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 08:10:06 PM »
Hello Cheryl  -  it has an almost deco look with those stepped sides, but that Rd. No. is way beyond the end of the British Blue Book Nos.  -  they finish in August 1945 at No. 844274.          It's just possible this may have a Continental origin   -  but regret I can add nothing really useful.

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Re: Black base what's it for?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 08:36:24 PM »
The quick checklist on http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/regnos.htm#TOP says between 1950 - 1960

Guess around 1957 ?

Chris

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Re: Black base what's it for?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 05:05:49 AM »
Now thats a useful site to remember for checking dates, it is very deco in shape so it appears earlier in date   ??   Cheryl

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