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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:05 pm 
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A reader writes:

Hello, I have been collecting Christmas lights and am now curious to see their history. I have a small wall mounted tree with candle screw in bulbs that I would love to date. 5 lights and the cutest blue two pin plug. Plug about 1/2inch and the tree about 10 inches. Thank you and appreciate the work that has gone into the data that has answered so many of my questions.

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If you could send me a photo of your tree, we might be able to tell you more about it. Also, my resident expert on this sort of thing is Fred Fox, who sells vintage Christmas decorations at the following site.

http://www.blujay.com/?page=profile&pro ... e=noel-kat

I'm copying Fred on your note so if you hit "reply all" and send the photo, he'll get it too.

Here's a voltage question - does this run on 110 or 220 volt?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

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The reader responded with these photos, along with this note: (I'm crossposting with FamilyChristmasOnline.com because the question involves both trees and lights, so if have already seen this on the other forum, you may wonder if you're experience deja vu.)

Thank you so much for getting back to me. Have included a couple of photos. The box might be original, as it is decorated inside, but blank on the outside. There are a couple of spare bulbs, but one branch is broken off, and another looks precarious - but my favorite is the plug - but can only add another what to the question of wattage. Nothing marked, but nice long flex and in the box was another piece with the same tiny plug. When I got it there was a tiny wooden angel in with it, but I am not sure that they originally went together. Very curious, and would be so appreciative of any info you can give me about this tree.

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Fred Fox (of NoelKat) answered:

That tree is European probably German. It is an early Feather tree (probably goose feather) with German glass bead balls and Osram Candle lamps meant to run on 220 volt not North Americas 110/120. The suction cup could have been used on a very smooth finish wall or most likely a glass mirror or window. As for maker I can't help on that. Probably late 20s or 30s, was not meant for sale in North America. Quite a neat piece, great find, did you acquire it hear in North America?


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