*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. Please take note of the measurements if the scale is important to you as they do tend to vary.
c1930s T&B Fire Fret @ £14.50 SOLD
Do you have a T&B metal fire surround that has always had the fire fret missing? Well, you will not be alone as this little black painted metal fire fret was easily broken or mislaid, it is so tiny and increasingly becoming quite hard to find. Now here is your chance to get your hands on one to complete your fireplace! This is in a good played with condition, some paint loss. Measuring 1″ in width and 1/4″ in height.
Ref T&B Fire Fret
c1930s T& B Metal Coal Box & Lid @ £12.50 SOLD
Here is another Taylor & Barrett fireplace item that is becoming more difficult to find these days. This is a metal coal box with separate lid. The exterior has an attractive embossed design. This is in a good played with condition, some wear, particularly to the lid. Measures 1″ high to the very top of the lid handle x 3/4″ in diameter.
Ref: T&B Coal Box & Lid
c1930s T & B Gas Fire @ £29.50 SOLD
This is a very pretty metallic blue colour gas fire made by Taylor and Barrett in the 1930s. It is marked on the back MADE IN ENGLAND T & B. The same mould from this was used to make the post war version by FGT & Sons– (ie. by Mr Taylor) when he went his separate ways from Mr Barrett. This is in a good played with condition, just a little wear to the paintwork. Measures 2 3/8″ high x 1 1/2″ wide.
Ref: T & B Gas Fire
Suitable for both 1/16th scale and 1/12th scale dolls house
c1930s T&B Metal Fire Surround & Fender @ £29.00 SOLD
This is a lovely cream painted metal fireplace with green tiled effect detail and a lit fire. This originates from the 1930s and is marked MADE IN ENGLAND T&B on the back. It is particuarly refreshing to still have the green fender present, these were so often lost. Overall, this is in a good played with condition, just a little paint loss. Fire surround measures 2 7/8″ high x 2 7/8″ at widest mantel point. Fender measures just under 2 1/4″ wide x 3/4″ deep. Such an evocative piece from its era.
Ref:T&B Fireplace & Fender
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house and possibly 1/12th scale
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
c1930s T&B Kettle @ £7.50 SOLD
Here is a lovely copper metallic painted lead kettle with movable handle and removable metal lid. In a relatively good but well played with condition, some wear, particularly to the lid. Measures 1 1/8″ wide x 1″ to top of handle when upright.
Ref: T&B Kettle
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter
1950s Barrett & Son Lead Cat & Four Kittens In Basket SOLD
Here is a truly lovely Barret & Son set consisting of a black and beige/white painted lead cat with her four kittens and separate yellow painted lead basket. It is quite rare to actually have four kittens present, as they were easily lost due to their tiny size. All in a good played with condition, sa little paint loss. On the underside of the mother cat it is marked LONDON ENGLAND B&S.
To give indication of size, basket measures just over 1″ in length, mother cat measures approx. 1″ in width.
Ref: Barrett Cat, Kittens & Basket
Suitable for both 1/16th scale and 1/12th scale dolls house, or old dolls house where scale does not matter
1950s 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