Old Romside Restoration

All these tin pieces have come out of various old dolls houses and all are in a used condition, some considerably so. Romside windows, doors etc. were used not only by certain manufacturers over several decades but were also readily available to purchase so that many homemade dolls houses were built with these in too. Pre-war Romside windows tended not to have the little butterfly handles and contained rod hinges down each side.

Each window frame contains tiny holes for small nails/tacks to fix to dolls house. All windows and doors open unless otherwise stated. Please read the description of condition carefully for the windows and doors, as the examples shown in the photographs are as a guide only. Please take care of sharp edges on windows and doors etc….I remember so often as a child scraping my fingers and knuckles on these. These are not recommended for children nowadays as they will not pass modern health & safety standards.

Vintage Romside Red Shutter @ £2.50 Each

4 Currently Available

Here is a vintage red metal shutter for an old dolls house, made by Romside, in a reasonably good used condition, there will be some wear on each. Measures 3 1/4″ x 1 1/2″.

Ref: Red Romside Shutter


Rare c1930s Early Romside Window @ £15.00 Each

Rarely do these early 1930s Romside windows come along. At a glance, you could be forgiven if you thought these were Tri-ang windows…as they are quite similar up to a point. In fact, measurement wise, these windows are exactly the same dimension as a smaller Tri-ang window…..the colouring and opening panels look the same. However, these Romside windows have to be nailed to a dolls house via the nail holes in each corner….Tri-ang windows are slotted in via tabs. More importantly, these Romside windows swivel open via a metal rod on each side of the frame…Tri-ang windows have a tiny metal loop which slots over a hoot top and bottom. The later and more usual Romside windows, as seen below, have metal tab hinges at each side of the frame plus are slightly bigger.

These have come from a dilapidated and very sorry 1930s dolls house, beyond help…and I have had these stored away for a long time but it is time for them to go. All are in a reasonably good played with condition. Outer frame measures 3 1/8″ long x 3 1/8″ ” wide.

Ref: Early 1930s Romside Window




Here is a small Romside tin opening door. The handle remains however please note that the door has clear acetate and not red as shown in the photograph. All doors available are in a good played with condition.

This door is very small, even for a 1/16th dolls house but were often found with the above Romside windows and the larger door (which often was used for the front door) & bizarrely this little door was used for the back door?

Outer frame measures 3 1/4″ long x 1 15/16″ wide

Ref: RM-Small Door


Romside Pair Of Tin Garage Doors & Top Frame @ £12.95

These are delightful and would look fabulous on any vintage dolls house. They are in a good played with condition. Unusually there is still the separate top frame which is refreshing to see.

Each door is fixed to a yellow single frame. Width of each door and frame= 2 1/2″. Width of just door= 2″. Height of door just under 4″. Therefore these doors would suit an opening of at least 4″ x 4″

Ref:RM-Garage Doors Red


Yellow Romside Fireplace @ £5.00 SOLD

This little yellow tin fireplace is in a good played with condition, a little wear. Measures 2 1/2″ wide x 2 5/8″ tall

Ref: RM Yellow Fire


Red Romside Fireplace @ £5.00 each

This little red tin fireplace is in a good played with condition, a little wear. Measures 2 1/2″ wide x 2 5/8″ tall

Ref: RM Red Fire