Barrett

*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 Gas Cooker (repainted) @ £34.00 

Here is the earliest version of the metal cooker, c1930s and made by Taylor & Barrett with an off white painted finish. It looks to be in excellent condition, and  I am of the opinion that the main metal body has been repainted. Presumably because a common aspect of this particular model is that over time there is a tendency to show considerable paint loss.  This comes complete with a black painted metal plate rack and painted metal hob detail. The metal coloured door opens. What is rather nice is the little hook on the right side of the cooker is still present, these are so often missing, so is refreshing to have. You could hang a pair of vintage oven gloves perhaps or tea towel on there? The plate rack sits on the upper hooks,  and there is a knack of perching it so that it stays up, but with a bit of practice you will get the hang of it.  Overall this is in a good played with  condition, just a little wear – mostly underneath the grill area where it has not been over painted, plus there is a little bit of warping  to the soft metal hob top. But seeing as this is about 80 years old, I think it is brilliant that it has survived so well. Because this has been over painted the price has been reduced by 23%, so a bargain by someone, as this really is in a solid condition and fully intact.  Lovely item. Measures 3 3/4″ high x 2″ wide x 1 1/2″ depth.

Ref: T&B Gas Cooker

Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


Vintage Barrett Metal Cooker With Red Door @ £32.00

Here is the third version of the metal cooker, this one has a dark cream painted main body, red metal opening door and cream painted top rack. On the back it is marked MADE IN ENGLAND B.  The plate rack stands up in the same way as all previous versions. Overall, this is in a reasonably good played with condition, but there is some notable  paint loss on the front right corner of the hob top. Measures 2″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep x 3 3/4″ back height x 2 1/4″ hob height.

Ref: Barrett  Cooker With Red Metal  Door

Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


Vintage Barrett  Metal & Plastic Cooker @ £24.00

Here is the last version of the metal  Barrett  cooker, this one has a 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: Barrett  Metal & Plastic Cooker

Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


Complete c1930s T&B Fireside Companion Set Plus Fireguard & Coal Box @ £48.00

Here is a lovely metal set from the 1930s by Taylor & Barrett, consisting of a metal fireguard marked T&B on the back, coal box with decorative exterior and removable lid, plus two metal stands that each have two hooks, and accompanying four fireside tools. Underneath the base of each stand it is marked T&B. The tools consist of a poker, tongs, shovel and a delightful brush that has real bristles. All are in a good played with condition. Fireguard measures 1 7/8″ high x 1 1/8″ wide, coal box measures 1″ high to very top of lid handle, each tool stand measures 1 1/4″ high.

Ref: T&B Complete Companion Set, Fireguard & Coal Box

Suitable for both 1/16th & 1/12th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


c1930s T&B Fire Guard @ £10.50 

Here is a lovely metal fireguard marked T & B on the back. It stands via a pair of two pronged feet. On the front is an oval decorative embossed pattern. The top of the fireguard is nicely shaped. In a good played with condition, some wear. Measures 1 3/4″ high x 1 1/8″ wide.

Ref: T&B Fire Guard


c1930s Taylor & Barrett Telephone @ £19.50

Here is a circa 1930s T&B metal phone, the old fashioned stick phone with receiver attached by original green cord. The receiver hangs up on a hook situated on the left side. The painted molded dial detail adds to the attraction of this piece but please note it is for effect only and does not move.It is clearly marked TAYLOR & BARRETT underneath.  Overall it is in a relatively good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork too. Measures  just under 2″ high.

Ref: T&B Phone

Suitable for old dolls house where scale does not matter


c1930s Taylor & Barrett Telephone (Missing part hook for receiver) @ £11.50

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 Missing Part Hook

Suitable for old dolls house where scale does not matter


Vintage Barrett & Son Yellow Metal Phone @ £11.50

Here is a lovely bright yellow metal phone with removable handset that is attached by original red thread. The additional detail of a fixed black painted dial is exquisite. This is in a good played with condition. Measures 5/8″ wide x 3/4″ deep  x 1/2″ high.

Ref: Barrett & Son Yellow Phone

Suitable for both 1/12th scale and 1/16th scale dolls house


c1950s Barrett & Sons Washing Machine (missing round lid) @ £14.50

Here is a lovely cream painted metal washing machine by Barrett & Sons, with upper mangle. The handle actually turns the rollers – great fun!  The moulded detail adds to the attractive appearance of this item. Please note that the round plastic lid is missing, which should cover the blue and white mottled  plastic wash tub. Other than the missing lid, this is in a good played with condition, some wear to paintwork. Measures 1 3/8″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep x 2 1/8″ to top of tub x 2 3/4″ overall back height.

Ref: Barrett & Sons Washing Machine Missing Lid

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


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