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Model step ladder - Step Ladder

Step Ladder

  • Object:

    Model step ladder

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1930s

  • Artist/Maker:

    Britains Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    tin, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Douglas West

  • Museum number:

    B.198-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

step ladder of tin painted orche yellow

Place of Origin

England

Date

1930s

Artist/maker

Britains Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

tin, painted

Dimensions

height: 2¼ in

Object history note

Said to have belonged to Jean Margaret West, born October 10, 1929

Historical context note

Britains Ltd issued a range of household equipment during the 1930s, which were bulk bought by stores to be sold individually. Step Ladders, number 31, were part of this series and came in a range of sizes. It is not known if this particular ladder is one of these as the material is not mentioned in the catalogues.

Descriptive line

Painted tin step ladder probably made in England in the 1930s

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail

Materials

Tin

Techniques

Painted

Production Type

mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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