Mauchline ware money box (1)

Money box in the form of a mantlepiece clock.  It is rectangular shaped with a money slot on the top, and a vertical slot cut into the back to remove coins by lever action.  On the front there is a printed clock face featuring Roman numerals.  Below is an oval sepia photograph depicting a coastal granite cliff with the sea rushing through an archway below, the inscription "THE POT BUELLERS OF BUCHAN" is underneath.  On the reverse is the name "James Fleming".   W & A Smith of Mauchline, Ayrshire developed the manufacture of transfer printed treen, or wooden ware which became highly popular as gifts and souvenirs.  Later, they used photographs instead of transfers.
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Mauchline, Ayrshire
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height 107mm, width (base) 84mm, depth (base) 63mm
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wood, sycamore
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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