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Tri-ang Dolls Houses Database, Vol. 3, 1946-1971

No 50 1948-71 (Lines Bros)/1970-71 (Good Wood Toys)/1972 (Barclay Toy Group). Dimensions: 17 inches [43 cm] wide, 11 inches [28 cm] deep and 19 inches [48 cm] high.

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No 50 1948-71 (Lines Bros)/1970-71 (Good Wood Toys)/1972 (Barclay Toy Group). Dimensions: 17 inches [43 cm] wide, 11 inches [28 cm] deep and 19 inches [48 cm] high.
Please see the caption to picture 2, previously, for the history of the model number. Another very early example and one which is remarkably complete, having retained its roughcast chimney and the wooden bushes in their tubs flanking the front door. It is Marion Osborne's opinion that these dark red/brown roofs followed the grey seen on the house in the previous picture, so it is likely that this example dates from c1950 to c1954. From c1955, the wooden battens which extend the bays inside are no longer fitted (these may be seen in the next photo). The fact that there is no sundial in the decorative panel above the front door, as there is in later versions, appears to be original - there is no sundial in the contemporary catalogue pictures of this model. (These pictures are only partly reliable, though - Lines Bros continued to use the same catalogue picture for years, until long after the sundial had been introduced, and the tubs at the front door discontinued). Please see the next picture for a view of the interior of this model. Apart from some very minor details, the layout remained the same throughout this model's long production run, but this example's interior has been included to show the construction of the model when the main material had to be hardboard, owing to post-war shortages of plywood. (This photo appears courtesy of The Antiques Emporium, who retain the copyright. Used with consent).
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3 Comments

Starr
11:50 PM on February 27, 2016 
So sweet!!! Would love to have this one, really adorable :)
Brooksey
5:14 AM on February 4, 2016 
Edel says...
This is brilliant Julie - the first time I've seen a Triang 50 with its original chimney. I have put a Triang/Lines chimney on my 50, which had lost its original one. At the time I was pretty sure it was the "wrong" chimney - the right maker maybe, but it is painted white with red chimney pots. It does fit nicely into the hole for the original nail and gives the house a nice cosy look so I think I'll leave it there...


The chimney on your house is probably not "wrong", Edel. Marion Osborne has stated that the chimneys were "usually painted not roughcast" and could be "red stained or white painted with stained red pots". There are examples on her CD showing both of these, as well as a couple which do appear to have the roughcast finish.
Edel
4:21 AM on February 1, 2016 
This is brilliant Julie - the first time I've seen a Triang 50 with its original chimney. I have put a Triang/Lines chimney on my 50, which had lost its original one. At the time I was pretty sure it was the "wrong" chimney - the right maker maybe, but it is painted white with red chimney pots. It does fit nicely into the hole for the original nail and gives the house a nice cosy look so I think I'll leave it there...

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