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Rosemary
8:37 AM on October 15, 2013 
The two-storey double fronted version Lines house in the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, has the same six- paned windows as this one. The roof appears to be painted but it's difficult to tell from the Museum photo. The double-sided three storey one that I own has the twelve paned windows.
Mrs B
5:40 PM on October 9, 2013 
Well its certainly very similar to my Lines 71 .
Brooksey
11:50 AM on October 8, 2013 
Val Hill says...
The big difference between mine and the one on KT miniatures site is that I don't have windows at the side of the bay. I think the dormer window is smaller, which (I think) gives it better proportions. I can see now that mine is missing the decorative supports at each side of the roof. I do have the chimney, I was wondering where it went, but not the chimney pots.


It is well known that there were sometimes variations in the details of Lines houses when they left the factory. The "Gamages" 71 shown in Marion's book has a chimney on both sides of the roof.
ilenalana
11:34 AM on October 8, 2013 
This is lovely Val, I'm filled with envy.
Val Hill
9:58 AM on October 8, 2013 
The big difference between mine and the one on KT miniatures site is that I don't have windows at the side of the bay. I think the dormer window is smaller, which (I think) gives it better proportions. I can see now that mine is missing the decorative supports at each side of the roof. I do have the chimney, I was wondering where it went, but not the chimney pots.
Rebecca Green
7:53 AM on October 8, 2013 
Val Hill says...
It's 22 inches, by 18, and 30 high.


In the catalogue page in Marion's book, the dimensions given are 29" high x 24" wide x 18" wide. So it sounds much the same, not sure if the small differences would make it a different model or not ... Interesting that the windows shown in the catalogue have 12 panes, not the 6 yours has - perhaps a different year, or for a different seller? (The catalogue shown in the book was from Gamages.)
Jane
8:03 PM on October 7, 2013 
Beautiful!
Brooksey
6:16 PM on October 7, 2013 
This is so lovely, Val - I think I would have almost fainted with shock at finding an affordable Lines so fortuitously!
christine jaeger
5:50 PM on October 7, 2013 
omg this is to die for.... lucky you.. great find.. :)
Zoe H
4:37 PM on October 7, 2013 
Another fab find, well done, Val!
Claire Quick
3:53 PM on October 7, 2013 
In marions early book on triang houses it shows this house but shown on the illustration are 2 windows on the side of the gable. the date is 1915 and it is a no 71
Patty W
2:38 PM on October 7, 2013 
well done, Val. Very exciting!
Val Hill
1:33 PM on October 7, 2013 
We'll, I'm glad it's a lines! I walked past it once, then realized he was asking such a low price I could take the risk.
What number is it, and about when would it have been made?
Claire Quick
1:18 PM on October 7, 2013 
Lines r us LOL
Val Hill
12:07 PM on October 7, 2013 
It's 22 inches, by 18, and 30 high.
Rebecca Green
11:53 AM on October 7, 2013 
Oh wow! What a bargain! It looks like the Lines No 71, but with 6-paned windows not 12-paned. What are the measurements, Val?
Val Hill
11:32 AM on October 7, 2013 
The system wouldn't let me make any descriptions while I was submitting photo's.

This is a house I bought today at a fair for next to nothing. It reminds me of some of the photos I have seen of Lines bro. Houses, but I have only seen photos., not one in 'real' life.

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