*Eric Lehrman based in London, manufactured under the name of the “Pit-A-Pat Toy Company” from about 1933 to 1940 and during that time produced at least 130 different items for the dolls house. These items are highly sought after and very collectable.
These gorgeous items, in my opinion, can be used perfectly well with both vintage 1/16th or vintage 1/12th scale dolls houses even though they differ in scale. I have put the measurements to help you decide for yourself. Many antique 1930s dolls houses that these were made for at that time, were often created in a mismatch of scales anyway, unlike nowadays where scale is far more precise.
Items on this page may differ in scale but could be used in both 1/16th scale and 1/12th scale vintage dolls houses. Please check measurements before ordering.
c1930s Pit-a-Pat Fireplace @ £39.00
Here is an instantly recognisable dark stained wooden 1930s Pit-a-Pat fireplace with distinctive wooden beading down each side (the left piece has been fixed just ever so slightly off centre but hardly noticeable), metal decorative grate and a bright red rexine backing behind the grate. On the back is the original red and black paper Pit-a-Pat label. There appears to be a round bulb size hole cut from the backing panel behind the rexine but not sure what that was for as the rexine covers it? In relatively good played with condition. Measures 4 1/2″ wide x 3 1/8″ high x 1 1/4″ at deepest point (ie. mantelpiece)
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Fireplace
Suitable for either 1/12th or possibly 1/6th scale dolls house
c1930s Pit-a-Pat Fireside Curb Box Seat @ £38.00 SOLD
Here is a wonderful c1930s fireside curb box seat by Pit-a-Pat. Constructed of dark stained wood, the two seats are covered in the brown rexine that is commonly found on the Pit-a-Pat three piece suite. Around each box seat is a metal strip decoration and along the front edge is the instantly recognisable decorative architrave that Pit-a-Pat used on many of their pieces of furniture. In the hearth is the original brick paper. This has been created to fit snugly up against a fireplace. So evocative of the 1930s. This example is in a good played with condition, showing just a little wear. The original Pit-a-Pat red and black paper label is still present underneath on this item. Measures 4 5/8″ wide x 1 5/8″ deep x 1 1/4″ high.
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Fireside Curb Box Seat
Suitable for 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house
Suitable for 1/16th or 1/12th scale.
Small Scale c1930s Pit-a-Pat “Cosy Three Piece Suite”@ £29.50 SOLD
This is believed to be what is described in old catalogues of its time as the “Cosy Suite” by Pit-a-Pat. They are simply made of dark stained wooden construction and quite tiny. There should be cardboard seat pads too with these but are missing, and instead a previous owner has given the two armchairs each a loose velvet cushion which I will include. The usual instantly recognisable half bead feet are fixed underneath on each chair, just like the larger upholstered Pit-a-Pat chairs. Underneath the sofa is an oval light coloured ink Pit-a-Pat mark. Overall these are in good played with condition. The sofa measures 3″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep x back height 2″ x sitting height 5/8″. Each armchair measures 1 3/4″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep x 2″ back height x 5/8″ sitting height.
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Cosy Suite
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house
c1930s Pit-a-Pat Oval Wooden Dining Table @ £39.00 SOLD
This is a dark stained oval shaped wooden dining table with four legs joined together with underneath crossover bars. This is so evocative of the 1930s era, reminds me of my Grandma’s dining table! The original Pit-a-Pat red and black paper label is still present underneath. Overall this is in an excellent played with condition. Measures 4 7/8″ long x 3 1/8″ wide x 2″ high.
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Oval Dining Table.
Suitable for 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house.
c1930s Pit-a-Pat Bathroom Sink With Overhead Shelf & Mirror (missing one tap) @ £52.00
Here is a c1930s Pit-a-Pat bathroom sink with overhead shelf and mirror. One original tap is present but the other tap is missing. This is of wooden construction in a white painted finish. The rectangular mirror above the useful shelf is a little tarnished. On the back you can just see the remnants of a red Pit-a-Pat red and black paper label. Overall, this is in a good played with condition. Measures 4 1/2″ high x 2 1/2″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep.
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Bathroom Sink
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house