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Brooksey
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Member Rubyred is asking what material was used to glaze the windows in the Triang Ultra Moderns. Was it the early celluloid/mica-type plastic or real glass? Ultra Modern owners please help!

November 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Badger
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Mine has glass in it. 

November 15, 2018 at 2:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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Thank you, Badger - I've passed this info on.

November 15, 2018 at 4:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sal
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So has mine, except for the curved window, which is acetate.

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November 16, 2018 at 11:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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Thank you, Sal. Not having any of the Ultra Moderns myself, I'd speculated that the windows would have been glazed with an early form of plastic because of those curved windows. It's interesting to discover that Triang used both materials - particularly because most of the other 1930s models  (the 60s, 70s and 80s) have plastic, not glass, windows. Again, I've passed this information on.

November 16, 2018 at 12:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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Glass held in with tiny nails - The only Triangs in my collection that don't have glass are the ones with the opening windows.

November 17, 2018 at 11:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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Thank you, Rosemary. Is the curved window in your No 53 glass as well, or is it plastic, like Sal's?

November 17, 2018 at 12:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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Curved is plastic - I think they always were in these houses. It would have COST to have glass made and that would never do!

November 18, 2018 at 4:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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Rosemary at November 18, 2018 at 4:14 AM

Curved is plastic - I think they always were in these houses. It would have COST to have glass made and that would never do!

Quite!

November 18, 2018 at 5:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Susanne.G.
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Off topic but posting here because of usual difficulties.


I've just discovered an Etsy site selling some lovely wrapping and craft papers many of which look suitable for vintage dolls houses: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PaperTreeNook

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November 19, 2018 at 11:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Badger
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I’ve just had a look - they’re beautiful aren’t they?! Thanks for the link.

November 19, 2018 at 11:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

theinfill.wordpress.com
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Susanne.G. at November 19, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Off topic but posting here because of usual difficulties.


I've just discovered an Etsy site selling some lovely wrapping and craft papers many of which look suitable for vintage dolls houses: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PaperTreeNook

Wonderful selection of v interesting paper - many thanks :)

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November 19, 2018 at 4:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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Lovely. Some of my houses are papered with italian papers of some 40 years ago - they have faded beautifully and look wonderful still, I love these papers shown on PaperTreeNook - just sad no house in need of papers!

November 20, 2018 at 3:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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Great papers, Susanne, I’ve ordered one that I think will make the perfect kitchen floor paper in one of my German houses. Thank you for the link. 

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Zoe

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November 20, 2018 at 5:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Judy C
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I was looking at the blue and white tile type paper and thinking it would make gorgeous flooring. :)

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January 6, 2019 at 6:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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