Sun Rubber Company Dolls 1923-1974
The Sun Rubber Company made rubber squeak toys
and dolls from 1923 in Barberton, Ohio USA until they closed their doors in 1974.
Dolls are usually marked on back Sun Rubber Co.
Shown at left:
ca. 1946 Mickey Mouse doll,
10" tall, rubber squeak toy, one piece rubber body, painted facial features, has molded
painted clothing and shoes. Doll marked: Sun Rubber
Co. Sun Rubber made other Disney character dolls, too.
See below for more Sun Rubber dolls identified.
Antique to Vintage
1923-1950s Sun Rubber Dolls Identified
1956 Gerber Baby Doll,
11" tall, doll is marked: Gerber Baby Gerber Product Co on
Gerber Baby Doll, 11" tall.
if shown in original clothing.
dolls, 4 3/4" tall - we have never seen these dolls, but a visitor has
sent an e-mail and stated the Sun Rubber Company made a set of these dolls.
1937+ Comic characters,
10" tall, rubber dolls with molded on clothing; Popo doll, Silly
doll, Minnie Mouse doll (see above for Mickey Mouse).
1950 Sunbabe doll or Sunbaby
11-13" tall, baby type drink and wet doll with painted
eyes and molded hair.
1950s Squeeze Dolls,
6-8" tall, one piece rubber body, molded clothes, designed by
Ruth E. Newton; Bonnie Bear doll, Happy Kappy doll, Chunky doll or Rompy doll,
Wiggy Wags doll.
1953 Betty Bows doll,
11" tall, rubber jointed body, molded hair, drink and wet baby
1954 Baby Bannister
doll, 18" tall, all vinyl baby doll, drink and wet, based on the baby photo's of Constance Bannister. Marked on neck; Constance Bannister on back Sun Rubber Co.
1955-1956 Gerber Baby
doll, 11-13" tall, all rubber baby type, molded hair, open mouth, dimples on cheeks, marked on head: Gerber Baby © Gerber Products Co and on back: Mfg. by the Sun Rubber Co. Barberton, O., USA Pat. 2118682 Pat. 2160739. (advertising doll made for the Gerber Baby Food Company in Fremont, Michigan USA). Doll was obtained buy sending in Gerber Baby food labels, Sears offered this same in their 1955 catalog with sizes 12, 13, or 18" tall with layette, case, scales, bottles and bubble pipe. (doll shown on left)
1956 Sun Dee doll, 17" tall, baby drink and wet doll with a squeaker.
1957 Sunny Tears
16" tall, vinyl doll, blue eyes, rooted hair, drink and
wet type with open mouth.
1949 Amosandra doll, 9
1/2-10" tall, all soft rubber black doll, jointed body, molded
painted hair, painted or glassine eyes, open mouth, drink wet
doll, marked on
head Amosandra © Columbia Broadcasting, Inc. Marked
on back: Designed by Ruth E. Newton, MFG. by the Sun
Rubber Co. Barberton OH U.S.A. Pat. 2118682 Pat.
Box states "The
lovable baby from the CBS (radio) program Amos and Andy, No. 10026,
Amosandra is a trademark of Columbia Broadcasting Syndication,
the doll is an Amos n' Andy article conceived by T. W. Smith
Jr., designed by Ruth E. Newton and manufactured by the Sun
Rubber Company under a design copyright by Columbia
Broadcasting System, Inc." Amosandra is the
baby daughter of Amos. Photo courtesy
of Cattsmule - great doll!!
Louis Marx also made a mechanical creeping Amosandra doll.
ca. 1956 Tod L Dee doll,
10" tall, a thrifty first doll, all soft rubber stuffed one piece body with molded flesh
colored onesie, unionsuit or underwear, some molded clothing is also painted,
molded shoes, molded painted hair, stationary plastic eyes, open mouth, drink
and wet doll. Dolls can be found in 1957 Sears catalog ads. There are also
Tod L Tee & Tod
L Tot dolls in this series. Dolls marked: Sun Rubber Co.
Arrow Plastics made a
similar competitor doll with molded onesie, sleeveless
unionsuit, these dolls are marked
on the neck with an A and a number.
ca. 1956 Sun Rubber Chunky doll,
8" tall, rubber child type dolls; Chunky a girl doll or Rompy
a boy doll, with colorful molded clothing
and shoes, painted facial features, squeaker doll, dolls can stand by themselves. Doll marked
Ruth E. Newton. Dolls can be found in 1957 Sears catalog ads.
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