‘I bought this because it reminded me of two characters out of Foyle’s War (Horowitz’s TV series) – ‘they would certainly have plenty to talk about if they had a chicken in 1945! The mechanism is so ingenious and yet the two women are so recognizable…almost prosaic. I think it’s a great piece’.
The lady in blue (Maud) is talking to Flo (the other woman), Flo then pulls a chicken out of her basket (the chicken raises about 6cm and is hidden by the basket) then tells Maud the price, Maud stops talking and leans forward to take a closer look, at the same time she raises her hand to the side of her face (as elderly English ladies are prone to do, have a look around any supermarket!) the machine then resets.