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. Please take note of the measurements if the scale is important to you as they do tend to vary.


c1930s Taylor & Barrett Telephone @ £21.50

Here is a rather nice example of a 1930s stick telepehone, marked  Taylor & Barrett under the base. This is fully intact which is refreshing, and with removable receiver attached by original green cord, and which sits nicely on the side hook. The fixed dial at the base gives a nice touch and a hint of realism. This is overall in a good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork. Measures just under 2″ high.

Ref: T&B Stick Telephone

Suitable for larger scale dolls house or possibly 1/12th scale, or old dolls house where scale does not matter


c1930s T&B Metal Gas Cooker  SOLD

Here is a circa 1930’s Taylor & Barrett cream painted metal gas cooker, with metal coloured door, metal coloured hob top with red painted rings and black painted plate rack. The door opens and is refreshing to still have the plate rack , which is so often missing. Please note that as with all models of this gas cooker, the plate rack does stay up on its own accord but you may find it useful to add a little “Blu Tack” or similar to help it stay up.   Is also rather nice to still have the tiny hook found at the right hand side of the cooker, useful for hanging a miniature tea towel or oven gloves! Overall, this is in a good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork and a little movement in the soft metal hob top, but nothing major.  On the back it is marked MADE IN ENGLAND T & B.  Measures 2 1/8″ at widest point x 1 1/2″ deep x 3 7/8″ back height x 2 1/4″ hob height.

Ref: T&B Gas Cooker


c1930s T & B Gas Fire @ £29.50

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 @ £32.00

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


c1930s T&B Metal Fire Surround @ £24.00

This is a lovely white 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. Overall this is in a good played with condition and I suspect that it has been given another white coat of paint at some point in the past. Fire surround measures 2 7/8″ high x 2 7/8″ at widest mantel point. Such an evocative piece from its era.

Ref:T&B Fireplace

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


Heavily Overpainted c1930s T&B Metal Fire Surround @ £9.95

This originates from the 1930s and is marked MADE IN ENGLAND T&B  on the back. However, please note that this has been heavily overpainted in a pinky/cream colour in the past, although the hood and lit fire detail has been left original colour. Subsequently that paint is worn in places. Because of the overpainting, this is being offered at a greatly discounted price – bargain for someone. Fire surround measures 2 7/8″ high x just over 2 3/4″ at widest mantel point x 3/4″ at deepest point. Such an evocative piece from its era.

Ref: Overpainted T&B Fireplace

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


1950s Barrett & Son Lead Cat & Four Kittens In Basket @ £45.00 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

 


c1960s Barrett Aquariam  SOLD

Here is a lovely plastic aquariam, edged in green paint with a removable plastic interior with moulded fish detail. In a good played with condition, some wear. Nice item.

The . Measures 1 1/4″ wide x 5/8″ deep x 5/8″ high.

Ref:BT-Aquariam


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