All Dolled Up
|Last Update: August 24, 2016|
This house was very much like the Happi-Time Cottage, but it was manufactured in England by Marx UK in 1952, and was not sold as a farm cottage. It has been called the Swansea cottage by collectors. Marx seldom offered their tin litho houses outside of the US, so this is a rare exception. A visitor to the site from Wales has shed some light on why collectors might have called this the Swansea Cottage. Louis Marx started production in the UK in 1931 during WW2 the government took over his factory for vital war production and the Marx factory was moved to Swansea Industrial Estate in South Wales as a part of the Government attempt to re vitalize the area. This house was produced in the UK around the time of the move to the new factory and it seems likely that this is how the house was named. For the full text visit: http://www.knightsandvikings.co.uk/factory.htm
The interior of the cottage itself is quite different from the Happi-Time Cottage. There are a lot more graphics on the walls.
The furniture here is my own little selection to make
it look more liveable because as you can see below, there was a rather odd
assortment of furniture that actually came with the cottage.
No bathroom or kitchen furniture was included. Guess they went out for meals and used the bathroom there!!
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