AB Barton Toys Carolines Home

A Barton & Co. began making dolls house furniture just after the Second World War in 1945, providing employment for demobbed British soldiers. They began making dolls house furniture under the ‘Model Home’ logo, mass producing dolls house furniture. Barton used the name “Caroline’s Home” as a trade mark from about 1976. They produced sets…

Triang Wooden Bedroom Furniture

This is part of the Triang  Wooden WDB/1 Double Bedroom Set [5 pieces], consisting of a double bed with a headboard and side cabinets. A three door wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table with a stool.  It was produced for one year only, in 1963. I have 3 pieces of the set, although not…

Disassembling and Rebuilding a Triang Stockbroker

I have just bought another Triang Stockbroker, even though I don’t have any more room for a big house.  Once I see a Triang House, it like seeing a puppy that needs a new home.  So I thought I would buy it for spares.  It was sold to me as needing a little restoration, as…

Barton Pink Nursery

I have a nice wooden Barton Nursery Furniture, in pink.  They probably date around 1950’s /60’s, but not quite sure.  The wood is quite thin and are not as heavy as later Barton furniture. This high chair is quite a simple design, and a small doll would sit nicely in it. This chest of draws…

Lighting a Triang Dolls House

Many of the Triang Dolls Houses that are fitted with electric lights, have wooden panels fitted with brass bulb holders.  These panels fit into the back of the house.  The light bulbs are linked by thin wire, and can be turned on and off,  when the metal bar on the outside of the house completes…

Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Lounge

Below is a selection of my Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Lounge 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. WINDSOR 3 PIECE SUITE This is a very 70’s pattern, 3 piece suite could be…

Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Dining Room

    Below is a selection of my Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Dining Room 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 coloured wood. SIDEBOARD Available as an individual carded item this little wooden sideboard 2055,…

Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Bedroom

Below is a selection of my Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Bedroom 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 coloured wood. DRESSING TABLE This dressing table was sold as a carded item on its own or…

Triang Princess 2

TRIANG PRINCESS 2 Description of the Princess 2 from the 1939 catalogue: ‘[Not illustrated.] Larger model. Four rooms. Five electric lights. Bathroom with dummy bath, kitchen with dummy sink and gas stove. Garage with opening doors. Otherwise similar to No.1’ 47.5 inches [119 cms] wide 18 inches [45 cms] deep 31.5 inches [78 cms] high Description of…