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I began writing this blog as a way to record my progress renovating an old Dolls House Emporium Classical dolls house which I built from a kit in the 1980's. It has now evolved into a blog about my ever increasing collection of dolls houses and the items I buy and make to put in them.

Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Vintage Tri-ang S Dolls House

This is my vintage Tri-ang S dolls house which is dated between 1958 & 61.
It is in very good condition for its age and still has the original chimneys which usually go missing.
The sun lounger is Tri-ang. 

It is quite modern looking and has plastic windows.

The inside is painted white with yellow doors.

It has lights but they are not working and it is missing the lower plastic coolie shade. 

The garage door opens upwards in concertina style.

I have been collecting Tri-ang, Taylor, Barrett, Brimtoy and Renwal items to furnish this house.  

The garage houses a Taylor & Barrett fridge and mangle, a 1950s Brimtoy tinplate washing machine and a Tri-ang step ladder.

The living room is mainly Tri-ang pieces apart from the fireplace and telephone which are Taylor & Barrett.

The kitchen has a Triang wall unit which is missing the upper cupboard doors, a Barrett & Sons cooker and a Taylor & Barrett  hoover.

At the top of the stairs is a little sewing room.  
The peddle sewing machine was made by Renwal USA and dates to the early 1950s, the sewing machine can actually fold away into the table.  
The chair is Tri-ang.

Next door is the bedroom, these are all Tri-ang pieces apart from the gas heater which is Taylor & Sons. .

The bathroom is above the garage and the suite is Tri-ang but I think the metal bath rack is Barton.

The firm of Taylor & Barrett started in 1920 but ceased trading in 1941 due to world war 2 starting (their items are marked T&B).  Mr Taylor started up again in 1945 as FGTaylor & Sons (their items as marked FGT & Sons), they ceased trading in 1980.  Mr Barrett started up in 1945 as Barrett & Sons (their items are marked just with a letter B), they ceased trading in 1983.

All the Tri-ang items I have collected date to the 1960s.

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