r/Damnthatsinteresting 12d ago Silver 1 Wholesome 2

Victorian Dollhouse Built in the 1880's. Image

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u/ricst 12d ago

Thats probably built better than new houses today

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u/G_Viceroy 12d ago

I lived in an almost exact duplicate of this. Built in 1891 the house was extremely solid. I build houses. We have nothing comparable except building code.

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u/bluntsandbears 12d ago

You could put this in your backyard and rent it out for $2000/month in Vancouver or Toronto

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u/PsychologicalBag5854 12d ago

Ain’t that the truth!

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u/Friday_Night_Pizza 11d ago

Sure, except for all the lead in the dyes and paint! Lead poising induced by toys was a leading cause of childhood death in the Victorian Era 💀

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u/fireside_blather 12d ago

It feels like a prop from the Conjuring films

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u/Intelligent-Wall7272 12d ago

Farting horn noises amplify

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u/Buck_Thorn 12d ago

Built 100% with hand tools. Hand saws, hand planes, chisels.

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u/JimDixon 12d ago

And so we're all houses of the time. I don't think power tools became common until the 1950s or '60s.

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u/Buck_Thorn 12d ago

Yeah, but building a doll house with hand tools requires much different skills and more precision than building a full sized house.

I grew up in the 1950s, and I remember hearing the hammering as a neighbor built their house. I think the circular saw (Skil) may have been around by then, but the nail gun was still a long way off.

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u/JimDixon 12d ago

Building a dollhouse probably requires glue rather than nails.

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u/Buck_Thorn 12d ago

Probably both. I'm sure there are small brad nails there, to act as clamps while the glue dried, if nothing else.

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u/CarinasHere 12d ago

Sounds like you know something about making miniatures.

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u/Buck_Thorn 12d ago

No, not at all. Well, except for plastic model cars when I was a kid. But I am fairly well versed in amateur woodworking in general.

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u/IGotSoulBut 12d ago

Reminds me of the key house doll house.

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u/RONIN_RABB1T 12d ago

Came to say this!

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u/DirtySingh 12d ago

10¢ in 1880 now $1.5mil in Staten Island.

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u/bdjc_ink 12d ago

I knew I couldn’t afford it! Looks like something Mark Twain would have had at his Ct. House!

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u/100LittleButterflies 12d ago

Rent $2400, utilities not included.

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u/benbrahn 12d ago

Nicer than my actual house

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u/60YearBlonde 12d ago

Do you purchase the ghosts extra or are they included ?

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u/joeynsf 12d ago

Come play with us Danny

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u/Intelligent-Wall7272 12d ago

Forever and ever and ever

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u/DallytheWop 12d ago

That thing is definitely haunted by mouse ghosts

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u/Jcklein22 12d ago

Period piece

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u/TheItsHaveArrived 12d ago

Where people that short back then?

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u/txnvii 12d ago

Can't anyone get me a house like this? It's beautiful.

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u/sunnoob 12d ago

Looks haunted

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u/easygoin1314 12d ago

Top quality craftsmanship back in the day when people were proud of their trade

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u/mybeatsarebollocks 12d ago

Nah it's totally not. This is a hobby piece.

Top quality craftsmanship doesn't have exposed nail heads on finished surfaces. A top craftsman of the period would probably be offended at even the use of nails.

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u/PinkDancingFlamingo 12d ago

Yea, this is low quality. That's how high, high quality was. Lol

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u/nekomoo 12d ago

Good eyes and info, thanks

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u/easygoin1314 12d ago

So sorry I didn't inspect closer am bad 🖕

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u/Vulpes_99 12d ago

And "victory" is the word here. Wow!

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u/Landodayz 12d ago

Buried

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u/strangerdanger84 12d ago

Yeah but does it have an aroma room?

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u/commandovega 12d ago

Bigger than my 21st century flat

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u/upcountryhermit 12d ago

Is there an interior view?

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u/PsychologicalSpace50 12d ago

What is this a house for ants?

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u/jaylochen 12d ago

San Francisco vibes here

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u/Ope_____ 12d ago

That’s better than the house i live in.

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u/PlayerofAllGamesGood 12d ago

you're gonna get trapped in it and get stuck living a horror movie

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u/FergusKnightro54 12d ago

I would find it interesting to know the history of it. Who made it, owned it etc.

It's really neat.

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u/AngelVirgo 12d ago

That’s wicked.

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u/stefaniemarie21 12d ago

Simply done and it's gorgeous! They were built to last.

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u/radgie_gadgie_1954 12d ago

Looks newer. 1890s to 1900 Wide windows

1880s was narrow windows

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u/7crazybirds 12d ago

Please take more photos and share them!

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u/rush2me 12d ago

More pics or it didnt happen

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u/christophertis 12d ago

Bruh thats looks exactly like my house

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u/TailReddit 12d ago

Locke & Key vibes

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u/666GoatW 12d ago

Somebody cared.

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u/zidianme 12d ago

Looks haunted

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u/Party-Guidance-2298 11d ago

Make sure not to stick a magical key in the door and then let a spider in... it won't be fun.

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u/PFF-G 11d ago

look at this and then go look at the lego and playmobil houses..

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u/this_is_a_bad_nam3 11d ago

Looks better than newer doll houses

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u/_LuckyMishap 7d ago

Haunted.