inscription: Model of
a Cheddar cheese. Rd. No. 521975.
notes: The model can
be found coloured yellow or white. The yellow form can be found either glazed
or unglazed, and the unglazed form can be found both with and without arms.
The white form is glazed and bears a coat of
arms. All versions generally bear the inscription "Model of a Cheddar
Cheese" in Gothic script on the reverse as well as the longer inscription
including the registration number on the base in normal script.
Although the model was registered in 1908, it does not appear in
the Goss Record until the 8th edition (1913-14), where it was listed
as a new shape and illustrated. This suggests that it was not produced
until around 1912.
The illustration in the 8th edition of the Goss Record clearly shows
the yellow model, and the entry lists no colour variation and additionally
indicates that the model does not normally bear arms. The entry is the
same in the 9th edition (1921), so presumably the versions bearing arms
were not produced until later in the 1920s.
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