*Items placed under this heading also incorporate Taylor & Barrett (T&B) which were manufactured from 1920 to 1941, by Mr Barrett and Mr Taylor. Manufacturing had to cease from 1941 due to World War 2. After the war the partnership was not renewed.
*Mr Barrett and sons started up again as “Barrett & Sons” which traded from 1945 to 1983.
*Mr Taylor, his son and son in law started up again as “F.G. Taylor & Sons” which traded from 1945 to 1980. Any “FGT & Sons” items have been placed within the various relevant rooms found on the Antique & Vintage Section of this website.
*From the 1960s onwards metal components were increasingly replaced by plastic. In 1970 Barretts moved into premises that housed the Barton company at that particular time. From then on Barretts made exclusively for Bartons.
NB. Many of these items could be used in both 1/16th scale, as well as 1/12th scale or in an old dolls house where scale does not matter. Some are tiny and suitable for 1/24th scale dolls houses. Please take note of the measurements if the scale is important to you as they do tend to vary.
c1930s Taylor & Barrett 1/24th scale Metal Table & Three Chairs @ £39.50 SOLD
Here is a delightful and highly sought after 1930s Taylor & Barrett 1/24th scale painted metal table and three chairs. I understand that this is originally from the T&B Chimpanzees tea party, but minus the chimpanzees! So this set could be used as a kitchen table and chair set instead. The table top is in an off white finish and the table legs plus chairs are in a terracotta finish….very lovely indeed. These are in a relatively good played with condition, but there is considerable wear to the paintwork, including scratches on the terracotta colour which shows the white undercoat in places. Although please note that there are some manufacturer imperfections such as along the long underside stretchers where it is a little uneven, plus on the chairs where the flashing has not been cleaned off completely, it is a little knobbly. Underneath the table it is clearly marked T&B MADE IN ENGLAND COPYRIGHT. All this is shown in the photos. Table measures 2″ long x 1 1/2″ wide x 1 1/16″ high. Each chair measures just under 3/4″ sitting height x 1 3/4″ back height x 3/4″ wide x 3/4″ deep. Lovely set!
Ref: T&B Small Scale Table & Three Chairs
Suitable for 1/24th scale dolls house
c1930s Taylor & Barrett Metal Fridge @ £38.00 SOLD
Here is a lovely white painted heavy metal fridge, marked T&B underneath. The door opens to reveal two removable metal slatted shelves. There is moulded detail of the cold box and pipework inside the top back of the fridge. Plus a delightful moulded pattern on the top of the fridge. Overall this is in a relatively good played with condition, there is a scuff mark to the paintwork on the top front left of the fridge and some general wear to the paintwork. Plus there is the tiniest split to the back rung of one of the shelves but hardly noticeable. In fact it is so tiny I didn’t notice it until I started to pack away for storage! This measures 2 5/8″ high x 1 7/8″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep. Lovely item!
Ref: T&B Fridge
Suitable for both 1/12th scale and 1/16th scale dolls house.
c1930s T&B Green Gas Fire @ £30.00
This is a lovely 1930s Taylor & Barrett green painted gas fire, clearly marked on the back with the words MADE IN ENGLAND T & B. It is exactly the same design as the post war FGT & Sons pre-war version – made from the same mould, but obviously older. Measures 2 3/8″ high x 1 1/2″ wide.
Ref : T&B Green Gas Fire
Suitable For Both 1/16th Scale & 1/12th Scale Dolls House
c1930s Taylor & Barrett Telephone (Missing part hook for receiver) @ £13.50
Here is a circa 1930s T&B metal phone, the old fashioned stick phone with receiver attached by original green cord. The dial detail does not move. Unfortunately, one of the little hooks has broken off, which means the receiver cannot be hung up and will permanently have to be “off the hook”, therefore the price reflects this. It is clearly marked TAYLOR & BARRETT underneath. Overall it is in a relatively good played with condition, some heavy wear to the paintwork too. Measures 1 3/4″ high.
Ref: T&B Phone
Suitable for 1/12th or possibly 1/16th scale dolls house
c1950s Barrett Cream & Green Metal Gas Cooker SOLD
Here is a super example of a green and cream metal Barrett gas cooker that was available in the 1950s. It was made by the same mould as the cream and metal version that was made by Taylor and Barrett pre-war. It comes complete with a green painted metal plate rack and painted metal hob detail. The green painted door opens. The front right hand corner of the metal hob has a slight kink but hardly noticeable. Overall the paintwork is in excellent condition which is refreshing, hardly any wear at all…the most noticeable is a slight scrape to the front right leg. Lovely item. Measures 3 3/4″ high x 2″ wide x 1 1/2″ depth.
Ref: Barrett Green Cream Cooker
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter
1950s Barrett & Son Yellow Phone @ £12.50 SOLD
This lovely 1950s Barrett & Son yellow metal phone is in a good played with condition, just a little wear to the paintwork. The receiver lifts off, and is attached by original red cord to the main phone body. There is a tiny little dial which does not rotate. Lovely item. Measures 5/8″ wide x 3/4″ deep x 5/8″ high
Ref:Barrett Yellow Phone
Can be used in 1/12th scale as well as a 1/16th scale house.
1950s Barrett & Son Green Phone @ £12.50 SOLD
This lovely 1950s Barrett & Son green metal phone is in a good played with condition, just a little wear to the paintwork. The receiver lifts off, and is attached by original red cord to the main phone body. There is a tiny little dial which does not rotate. Lovely item. Measures 5/8″ wide x 3/4″ deep x 5/8″ high
Ref:Barrett Green Phone
Can be used in 1/12th scale as well as a 1/16th scale house.
Vintage Barrett & Son Metal & Plastic Cooker @ £28.00
Here is a later vintage version of Barrett & Son metal cooker, with cream painted main body, red plastic opening door and plastic top rack. On the back it is marked MADE IN ENGLAND B. The plate rack stands up in the same way as the all metal version. Overall, this is in a good played with condition. Some loss of paint, particularly around the feet and the right hand side of the hob section. Measures 2″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep x 3 3/4″ back height x 2 1/4″ hob height.
Ref: B&S Metal & Plastic Cooker
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house
1950s Barrett Lead Dog, Two Puppies & Kennel @ £38.95
This 1950s Barrett & Son lead dog, her two puppies and kennel are in a good played with condition. It is refresing to have the two tiny little puppies as these are so often lost.
To give indicate of size the kennel measures? and dog measures ?
Ref: BT-Kennel, Dog & Puppies