Even though I'm not finished
with the repairs, I was anxious to get this
set up last night. It's large...
so large that I don't have a table big enough for it,
so it's on the floor for now!
The fenced yard is 47" wide and 32" deep.
Every piece (and there are a lot) is printed on
a heavy duty card stock, and is put together
with a simple tab & slot construction.
Even though it looks a bit warped in some
of the photos, it's surprisingly sturdy.
Luckily, there is a patent number printed
on one piece, which I looked up this morning.
I suspected that this house was probably made by the
Warren Paper Products company based
on the style and construction. Sure enough,
the patent number was issued to Mr. Warren in 1934.
Not for this particular house, but for the construction method.
His company is well known for making
the "Built-Rite" line of toy houses, as well as
the cardboard Tootsietoy houses of the 1930's.
The little garden is missing 5
of its plants, but those should be
easy to copy & reproduce. The greenhouse
is an especially nice feature!
The house has six rooms and are
appropriately sized for TootsieToy furniture.
The printed floor patterns are
Despite its large scale (and my major lack of display space)
I'd like to make a base for it and have it out at Christmas.
In the mean time, it's time to dismantle it
so I can have this floor space back!