Metal dollhouse furniture 1920's - 1930's
Tootsietoy metal dollhouse furniture was aproximately 1/2" to one foot in scale.
Each room set sold for about $1.00 and carboard houses could be purchased for $3.00-$5.00. I have tried to bid on a few of these cardboard houses on Ebay. They seem to go for far more than my budget will allow so for now, my collection resides in an old wooden drawer that I have sub-divided into rooms and turned up on its side.
front cover back cover
The Tootsietoy company put out a small children's book similar to the the one that the Arcade Company did to promote their toys. ( see my post called The Arcadians)
There is not a copyright, but it appears to be from the late 20's or early 30's.
The children in the book remind me of the Campbell's Soup kids from that era.
I call this the Blue room. It features a rare "flocked" chaise lounge that was introduced in 1931. It also has a rare metal bedspread.
The cream colored bathroom.
The Kitchen is still a work in progress.
The dining room features the tallest ceiling in the house, and a rare grand piano.
The living room has a red couch and chairs and a fireplace made from some wood scraps from an antique dollhouse.
I call this one the pink bedroom. It features the older style beds.
I call this the green room. It features "wicker" living room furniture.