Dolls' House

1964 (manufactured)
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This open-sided dolls' house won an Observer Design Award in 1969. At the time, people had begun to design toys for nursery and school use which could be used by groups of children. This house was designed by Roger Limbrick for James Galt & Co. Ltd.
and is really a big building kit, because all the pieces have to be fitted together before the house can be used. It can therefore be packed and put away easily. This design continued to be popular as it allowed for flexibility in play.


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Materials and Techniques
Painted plywood
Brief Description
Open sided assembly kit dolls' house made by James Galt & Co Ltd. in 1964
Physical Description
Open-sided dolls' house in construction kit form designed by Roger Limbrick for James Galt & Co. Ltd. of 30-31, Great Marlborough Street, London, W.1. It consists of interlocking sections which can be quickly and easily assembled. The open sides make it possible for several children to play at one time. There are nine pieces in all which include ground and first floors,a hinged roof, four wall sections, and two staircases.
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by James Galt & Co. Ltd.
Production
Reason For Production: Retail
Summary
This open-sided dolls' house won an Observer Design Award in 1969. At the time, people had begun to design toys for nursery and school use which could be used by groups of children. This house was designed by Roger Limbrick for James Galt & Co. Ltd.

and is really a big building kit, because all the pieces have to be fitted together before the house can be used. It can therefore be packed and put away easily. This design continued to be popular as it allowed for flexibility in play.
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.115-1964

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record createdJune 2, 2005
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