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What Is Traditional Dolls House Scale?

What Is Traditional Dolls House Scale?

Doll’s houses at the 1:12 scale are the most common scale for children.  But we are often asked what the 1:12 scale means and whether our range of dolls houses and accessories are compatible. The 1:12 scale has its roots in the imperial measuring system – where one inch on the doll’s house is equivalent to one foot on a real house.  So the house is twelve times smaller than a full size house. Historically, it was chosen as the…

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Dolls House Delight

Dolls House Delight

It’s a little known fact that dolls houses were in existence in Egypt over 5,000 years ago. These early examples were true miniature homes, made out of wood, with miniature furnishings, servants and livestock. However these ancient Egyptian dolls houses were not toys as we know them today. Discovered in Egyptian tombs it is thought that these models were used for religious purposes. It wasn’t until the 16th century that dolls houses began to be used for amusement, but not…

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Could wooden toy making return to Britain?

Could wooden toy making return to Britain?

It’s no secret that a huge proportion of the world’s toy manufacturing has found its way to the Far East, particularly to China, in recent years. Very few of the wooden toys we sell now come from anywhere other than that part of the world. Don’t get me wrong – some of these people produce fantastic quality products. Have a look at this Fire Engine if you have a moment, made in Thailand in a state of the art factory….

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