This vintage toy cooker has to be this week’s favourite buy.
It was made by Amersham in the 1950s – and a great looking and very charming piece.
It’s made of enamel and as you can see, very well looked after, retaining its original box and instruction leaflet. The condition is wonderful really considering it was a play thing.
It’s certainly designed to be used with lots of knobs, dials and doors to handle.
There are little burners that sit under the hotplate so pans of liquid can be heated. With modern health & safety legislation we’ve got a funny feeling that this wouldn’t be allowed any more. We don’t recall any spate of toy cooker disasters in the fifties, but perhaps a case for supervised play!
The detailing is fabulous – it even has a little clock face with movable hands. We’d like to up-scale it for our own kitchen!