Below is a selection of my Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Kitchen Furniture, from the 1976 catalogue.
There is nothing complicated about the design of this furniture, it is solid and well made. With a good use of different colour wood, and moulded plastic.
KITCHEN UNIT AND WALL CUPBOARD
The Kitchen Unit and Wall Cupboard were sold as an individual carded item, but was available in various room sets. 1016 with a round table and chairs, also the larger set which also contained the sink unit
This is a lovely kitchen when it is all put together, I have an extra Kitchen Wall Unit, with out the decorative card attached.
Available as an individual carded item this sink was also part of two room sets. 1017 with a wall unit and washing machine, also with the larger room set with base complete with wall unit, 2 kitchen chairs and round table.
In the catalogue the sink is silver, but this one is white.
ROUND TABLE AND 2 CHAIRS
Both of these items were available in individual carded items, there were 2 chairs in the pack. They also appeared in various room sets, 1016 with the kitchen unit and the larger set containing the kitchen unit and sink.
The chair and table are not in great condition, but I am using the dining room table and chairs in the kitchen at the moment. I think the same base on the chair was used for the TV Stand.
The electric Cooker was sold as an individual carded item complete with pots, pans and meat? It was also sold with the refrigerator pots, pans and meat.
This oven is made of quite a soft plastic.
The red paint has been rubbed of through play on the handles, as least it was well used.
This is my rather tatty collection of pots, tray and meat. You can just about make out the sausage and eggs in the pan. I may just paint them, not quite the done thing I know, but they are not worth much in the state they are in.
A refrigerator is a necessity in an modern kitchen, this one came as an individual carded item. Also part of the room set 1015, with an oven and various pots, pans and meat items.
This is quite a neat little fridge and is complete, with the salad drawer at the bottom.
A selection of the food which came with the fridge, I think there are two bottles, perhaps a lettuce, a chicken, a jelly and a butter pack.
PLATES OF FOOD
The plates of food 2050 came in a pack of 6 including a jelly and an iced cake.
On the menu tonight we have, Fish and Chips, Chop, Boiled Potatoes and cabbage, Sausage, Egg and two Red Blobs or Steak, New Potato and Peas, take your pick.
CUTLERY AND BREAD BOARD
The bread board came in a pack with cutlery and a wooden cutlery holder 2043.
56 PIECE DINNER/TEA SET
This Dinner/Tea Set 2053, contained …. 4 tea cups, 4 plates, 4 stemmed glasses, 4 glass bowls, 4 knives, 4 small knives, 4 forks, 4 small forks, 4 soup spoons, 4 desert spoons, 4 tea spoons, 4 ?, butter dish, condiment set, teapot, sugar bowl, milk jug, candle stick. [This does not add up to 56, so I think they must include lids in the total]
It always amazes me that these items are toys and have been played with, and yet the butter dish has its butter, and the toaster has its toast.
SILVER TEA SET
The silver tea set consists of a tea pot, milk jug, sugar bowl, 4 cups and saucers. These are quite large items for 1/16 scale.
TOASTER AND FOOD MIXER
The toaster, toast, food mixer and a plate [not sure what it is, but could be a chicken] came together as a set 2041.
I have added the chicken on a plate image, until I discover what was in this set.
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