Vintage Chad Valley Wooden Toy Kendall Weather House Advertising Umbrellas
VERY RARE 1927 CHAD VALLEY KENDELLA WEATHER HOUSE PRODUCED FOR THE KENDALL UMBRELLA COMPANY AS AN ADVERTISING GIVE AWAY BY CHAD VALLEY TOY COMPANY. IT HAS TWO FINE QUALITY BISQUE CHINA HAND COLOURED MINATURE DOLLS ON A ROTATING PLATTFORM, THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BACK TELL YOU TO PULL THE TOP KNOB TO THE WEATHER CONDITION AT THAT MOMENT OF TIME. IF IT IS RAINING YOU TURN IT SO THAT THE WET WEATHER MAN DOLL IS OUTSIDE THE HOUSE , THIS SETS THE BAROMETER AND IF THE WEATHER CHANGES THE DRY LADY DOLL WOULD AUTOMATICALLY COME OUT..... SIZE 8 INCHES X 6 INCHES X 4 INCHES......
IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AS SHOWN IN PICS HistoryKendall and Sons was founded by William Wheeler Kendall in 1870. Born 1849, he came from a farming family near Market Harborough in Leicestershire who decided to travel to Leicester to find his fortune. On many occasions it supplied umbrellas to particular specifications to protect members of the Royal Family, and even supplied 5 umbrellas to the 1952 expedition which successfully conquered Everest.  In 1932 the company moved into purpose built factory on Charles Street, Leicester specifically designed.
With an eye to greater efficiency and staff comfort. Indeed special care was always given to the welfare of the staff. The company was one of the first to institute the tea-break with the tea provided free (15 minutes or 20 minutes during overtime) and a staff canteen. Between the wars one and a half hours was allowed for lunch after a poll of the staff to see whether they preferred working later and enjoying a longer dinner'hour'.  Regular staff trips took place with Kendall's taking the entire factory staff to destinations such as Cleethorpes , Skegness and Kenilworth.
During the twentieth century Kendall's continued to manufacture umbrellas, but also developed rainwear and ladies clothing retail lines. The main emphasis of the Kendall's sales and marketing throughout its history was quality and high standards, and as such advertised in quality publications like Vogue , and it used the model Twiggy for photo shoots of its clothing ranges in the 1960s. This was usually around St Swithin's day when it was said that if it rained then it would rain for the next 40 days.
 The company remained in family ownership until 1977 when it was bought by Combined English Stores. This was completed by 1984. The item "Vintage Chad Valley Wooden Toy Kendall Weather House Advertising Umbrellas" is in sale since Saturday, August 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Other Vintage & Classic Toys". The seller is "raregroove" and is located in SCUNTHORPE, Lincolnshire.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Type: Vintage/ Classic Toys
- Brand: Chad Valley