|The GeeBee logo on the base of the house.|
My newest house is a GeeBee DH/8 Tudor Cottage, possibly from around 1965. It is hard to tell which year it was made as they used this form for several years with many variations of paint colours and architectural details
Rebecca Green of Dollhouses Past and Present has written a wonderful and comprehensive article on the GeeBee company. Check it out. There are many examples of houses in the article.
Rebecca tells us "They were made in Hull (England), and they were called GeeBee because they were set up by two men called Goodeve and Bell. They started in 1946 and ended in 1981 (the last 3 years under Humbrol), according to Marion Osborne... (who) collected ... information over many years of searching trade journals and catalogues."
|Jenny and Johnny Dol-Toi are just arriving home from school.|
|The table and chair came with the house and were made by Dol-Toi|
|The cleaning supplies were sold by British dollhouse companies of the period|
|A closer look at the ice box, sink and washer. The sink inset is plastic|
|The ice box is full of yummy painted food. All foods are red...|
|The stove and the sink have working doors, as does the under sink cupboard.|
|All the Brimtoy items are marked Made in Gt. Britian|
|Jennny and Johnny burst into the living room an wake up little Jeremy |
who was asleep on Granny's knee while she watched her stories.
The stairs are made of tin and are original to the house.
|Father is standing by the fireplace as a good master of the house should. The sofa and chair are from Dol-Toi, as are the dolls. I think the lamp is too, but the TV is Lundby and the fireplace is an unidentified piece.|
|Poor Mother is busy vacuuming with her wooden and fabric Dol-toi vacuum.|
|The bedroom furniture came with the house and I think it is Dol-toi.|
The Barton Model Home