Barton fireplaces, A small visual guide
by Claire Quick
They always say that the fireplace is the heart of the home and probably
so true in the world of vintage dolls houses.
I would imagine that most British dolls houses of the 20th century has a Barton fireplace in one style or another.
They produced and sold a good variety of styles over the years. I have only been collecting for a year and here are a few of the fireplaces that have come my way.
Marion Osbornes "Barton Modern Homes Book"
should help with further details.
Pictures below: A selection of fireplaces sold by A. Barton & Co (Toys) Ltd
- Top left: Green painted wooden tile effect with empty grate painted black c1940's
- Top Middle & Right: Barton Wooden Fireplaces c1960's
- Middle left: F.G.Taylor & Sons metal fire c1930's
- Middle right: Taylor & Barrett solid metal fire circular approx c1940's
- Front left: F.G.Taylor & sons metal fire circular approx 1930's
- Second Front: Mr Rickards metal fire c1950's
- Third Front: Barrett metal fireplace with plastic elements
- Fifth Front: Caroline's Home Electric fire c1980's
Message from Editor Re: Pictures Above:
A.Barton & Co (Toys) Ltd were also supplied with items made by other makers. This information is explained in great detail in Marion Osborne's book details as mentioned above.