N Gauge Warehouse & Mill

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Acquired in 2006 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Metcalfe Models & Toys
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MoC
credit
date_end
2000-12-31
date_start
2000-01-01
date_text
2000 (published)
descriptive_line
Paper model depicting N Gauge Warehouse & Mill, made in England by Metcalfe in 2000
dimensions
Length: 30 cm, Width: 22 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Historical significance: Part of the Robert Freidus Architectural Paper Model Collection
id
105484
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T02:41:03.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:41:03.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
In Storage
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
card
materials_techniques
Colour printed card
museum_number
LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.434:21-2006
museum_number_token
loanamericanfriends434212006
object_number
O134946
object_type
Model
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Boxed paper model depicting a warehouse and a mill. Green card box with picture of the made model on the front.
place
England
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
Mass produced
public_access_description
This is an unmade paper model of a warehouse and mill, made in England by Metcalfe. It is part of the Robert Freidus collection of paper models, donated to the museum. The Robert Freidus Paper Model Collection contains in excess of 12,000 models of architectural structures. These models remain in their unmade state. The models vary from simple press-out shapes, to more complex objects that require cutting, folding and sticking to produce their intended shape. The models come in various forms; boxed sets, postcards, pages from magazines, and jig-saw puzzles. The collection includes a large number of famous landmarks, versions of which have been produced by many manufacturers. But some models are less well known, including fictional locations from television programmes, and one amateur designer’s own house. Some publishers focus on a specific genre of buildings such as lighthouses while others set out to illustrate types of houses and buildings rather than specific examples. The first paper models, those to be cut out from a sheet and assembled, appeared in Europe in the 17th Century, The earliest commercial models were recorded appearing in French toy catalogues in 1800. From then on paper models became popular across Europe particularly in Germany, and in the later half of the century, the UK. Manufacturers such as Pellerin and Schreiber began producing series of hundreds of models, from famous landmarks to farmhouses and specific scenes. Originally designed for children, paper models gave their owners the chance to learn about places and people in other parts of the world. The best example of this is Milton Bradley’s Village series produced in the late 19th and early 20th Century, which showed the people of a particular country and the houses they lived in. Towards the end of the 20th Century paper modelling became increasingly popular with an adult audience with many kits being designed for a more sophisticated modeller. During this time television tie-ins also started appearing on the market reflecting the emerging trend of media merchandising. More recently with the development of the Internet, models have appeared online and these have been printed and added to the collection. Some of these models are stand alone items, while others can be used with model railways or in fantasy role playing games.
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rights
1
shape
site_code
slug
n-gauge-warehouse-mill-model-metcalfe-models-toys
sys_updated
2013-08-16T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
colour printing
title
N Gauge Warehouse & Mill
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2000
year_start
2000