Today we’d like to show you this Casdon toy sink unit which Naomi bought recently. It is too big for our fashion dolls but it is a nice prop to display with larger dolls or with our toy washing machine from the 1960s.
Here is the box, front and back. We haven’t tried it but it is a working unit. You fill the tank by means of a funnel at the top of the splashback. The taps work, and the water drains into a tank under the sink.
I can’t say that I remember hearing of Casdon toys but I found out that they are a British company and in fact are still operating today which makes a nice change.
Casdon was founded by Tom Cassidy in Blackpool, England, the name a combination of Cassidy and Donnelly, his wife’s maiden name. Casdon mostly made, and still makes replica household items like vacuum cleaners, washing machines, ovens, lawn mowers etc. If you would like to learn more about this family company, I have left a link at the end of this post.
The unit is in pretty good condition for its age. There are no chips or cracks and the plastic has only yellowed in a couple of places. The drawers and doors work. After looking at the Casdon company timeline my guess is that this unit was produced during the late 1960s or early 1970s.
The accessories are a dish rack and a set of dishes. A few of these are missing but we probably have some of a similar size.
Here is a close up of the sink. We don’t have the sink plug but I’m sure we could improvise.
We have a few more vintage toys and games to share in upcoming posts before we get back to dolls again.