This is a photo I took in the late 1980s, but I cannot recall where, although it might have been in the Laines?
It reminds me of coming down West Street in the ’40s and 50s where there was a similar establishment about halfway down on the right hand side. A gentleman would be crouched over his bunsen burner tiddling coloured glass rods with great concentration. He never looked up in case of breaking his concentration I suppose. Of course over the years it might have been a different chap.
The models were often of drunks hanging onto lamposts, or cats slinking around the base of similar street furniture. I have seen such models of the period in antique shops fetching decent prices, and wondered if their origins lay in that shop?