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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Kenwood: Pepper sleeve/ sunroom detritus.


One of the most obvious objects on view atop the sunroom shelves in June 1967 was what appears to have been an ornate candle holder of some kind. Blog reader Sergey has sent an email pointing out that this very item is part of the Pepper sleeve, situated on the ground to the left of the Rolling Stones doll, and he's sent the above to illustrate.
And so it is. I certainly hadn't spotted it before. In fact, that little corner of the sleeve has at least 3 Kenwood related articles: the "candle holder", the portable television and the statue. Lewis Carroll's head (not literally) also ended up gracing the entrance hall bookshelves...


...and at least one other cutout found its way to Kenwood too, which I'll deal with in a forthcoming post.
Funny how you stop seeing the over familiar. Thanks to Sergey.

3 comments:

  1. Do we know awho is the statue that was also at Kenwood and the Sgt Pepper cover? It also found it's way to Ascot.

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  2. Sir Joseph Bazelgette

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  3. 2Anonymous:
    Sir Joseph Bazelgette - it is hypothesis or You have proofs?

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