They always say that the fireplace is the heart of the home and probably
so true in the world of vintage dolls houses.
I would imagine that most British dolls houses of the 20th century has a Barton fireplace in one style or another.
They produced and sold a good variety of styles over the years. I have only been collecting for a year and here are a few of the fireplaces that have come my way.
Marion Osbornes "Barton Modern Homes Book"
should help with further details.
A.Barton & Co (Toys) Ltd were also supplied with items made by other makers. This information is explained in great detail in Marion Osborne's book details as mentioned above.
Top left: Green painted wooden tile effect with empty grate painted black c1940's
Top Middle & Right: Barton Wooden Fireplaces c1960's
Middle left: F.G.Taylor & Sons metal fire c1930's
Middle right: Taylor & Barrett solid metal fire circular approx c1940's
Front left: F.G.Taylor & sons metal fire circular approx 1930's
Second Front: Mr Rickards metal fire c1950's
Third Front: Barrett metal fireplace with plastic elements
Fifth Front: Caroline's Home Electric fire c1980's
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