The Acme Toy
Company of New York City, produced a large line of composition Mama and Baby
dolls, they also
supplied doll parts to other manufacturers, some of Acme's dolls were
distributed by Davis & Voetsch and Kaufman, Levenson & Company.
are of very
good quality and were usually dressed in fine fabrics. It's thought
that Acme produced some of the composition head Kiddiejoy or Kiddie
Joy line of dolls for Hitz, Jacobs & Kassler.
Shown left; Acme Toy Company Marilyn doll, a Shirley Temple
look a like, see below for full description.
Antique Acme Toy Company Dolls Identified
1927 Acme Tynie Baby doll 13" tall, a
Bye-Lo Baby Doll type, composition
head, lightly painted molded hair, sleep eyes, cloth stuffed body,
possibly partial composition or rubber limbs, Tynie Baby doll is marked:
Acme Toy Company.
Acme's Tynie Baby was a competitor to
Horsman's Tynie Baby doll, Horsman
filed a lawsuit against
Acme in court but lost, as their doll was only
marked with E.I.H., which was ruled not sufficient for
infringement of their copyright.
1927 Acme Tynie Baby doll 13" tall
a Bye-Lo baby type doll
Acme Honey Baby doll, 26" tall, came in six sizes, composition flange
head, composition bent arms and composition legs up to the knee, cloth
body and upper legs, gray tin sleep eyes, open mouth with two
teeth and two dimples, molded and painted light blond hair, some
may have a mama crier voice box, doll marked: Acme Toy Co.
Acme's Honey Baby doll was meant to complete with
Dimples and Effanbee Bubbles dolls.
1928 Honey Baby doll 26"
1931 Acme Marilyn doll, a Patsy type doll, 14, 16, 18" tall, all
composition jointed body, composition head with molded painted
hair, tin sleep eyes, painted upper and lower eyelashes, closed rosebud mouth. Doll
is shown in original clothing with oilcloth shoes. Acme's Patsy Type doll is marked: Acme Toy Company.
related additional Patsy Type Dolls
1931 Acme Marilyn doll, 16"
ca. 1935 Acme Marilyn doll, sizes to 30" tall, a Shirley
Temple look a like or clone, all composition doll with short curly blonde mohair
wig, sleep eyes with real upper lashes, painted lower lashes, open mouth with
four upper teeth, dimples in cheek. Marilyn is wearing her original white with blue
polka dot dress with blue ribbons and bow, also a copy of Shirley's outfit and
blue hair ribbon.
Marilyn doll is unmarked, she is shown with her original hang tag pinned
to her dress front that reads; AN
ACME DOLL MARILYN.
Photo courtesy of Irishmahony - than you so much for sharing this elusive doll.
Toy Company Doll Marks
Acme Toy Company
since 1910 NY
Acme Toy Company
Additional Acme Toy Company Dolls not
1914-1915 Acme Baby dolls, sizes unknown,
unbreakable composition and cloth Character dolls.
1920s Acme Lady Doll, 27" tall, composition jointed slim flapper
body, composition head with human hair wig, tin sleep eyes, closed mouth, dolls are often marked
Acme Toy Co.
1922+ Acme Mama dolls and Papa dolls, Lovey
doll (painted eyes), 14-26",
talking voice box, walking dolls, composition shoulder head,
full or partial limbs, cloth body with or without crier, painted molded hair,
some with mohair or human hair wigs, painted or glass eyes,
closed mouth, dolls are usually marked: Acme, Acme Toy
Co., Acme Toy Mfg. Co.
1925 Acme Peek-A-Boo doll, 13 1/2" tall, composition head
with a grumpy face, cloth body and partial limbs, celluloid hands.