Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ready-Cut Village Vintage Paper Village - Pt 4 Garage

We've been posting the buildings from the 'Ready-Cut Village' in the order in which they're listed on the box top which brings us today to the Garage. The past four days I've said that I personally believe the set was made in the 1920's although there's nothing on the box or buildings to substantiate that claim. However, paper buildings tend to be time capsules and a closer look at their graphics may lend some clues. Up until now, the previous structures really didn't point specifically to the 1920's or 1930's but the Garage posted today may solve that. First, the cars have more of a twenties look than a thirties, especially that race car buzzing by on one side (a rather odd detail I must say). By The 1930's that big flat radiator had given way to more streamlined designs. Also, the hand crank gas pump is an older version dating from about 1915, the type which has all the workings exposed. By the thirties gas pumps had their workings enclosed in a metal casing. As I said in a previous post, paper building designers tended to show what was new and modern, either in the design of the building itself or in the decorative graphics. Motifs that were outdated simply didn't make the cut. Okay, let's take a look at a 1920's Garage. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

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