Acme Toy Company Dolls 1910-1930s
The Acme Toy Company founded in 1910 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.
Acme Toy company composition dolls 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.
Acme Toy Company Antique Dolls Identified
1922+ Acme Toy Mama dolls (and shown above) or Papa dolls and Lovey doll with painted eyes, 14 to 26″, composition shoulder head, full or partial limbs, cloth body with or without crier, some dolls are walkers, painted molded hair, some with mohair or human hair wigs, painted or glass sleep eyes, open or closed mouth, doll marks Acme, Acme Toy Co., Acme Toy Mfg. Co.
1927 Acme Toy 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 mark Acme Toy Company.
Acme’s Tynie Baby was a competitor to Horsman’s Tynie Baby doll whom Horsman filed a lawsuit against Acme in court but lost, as their doll was only marked E.I.H., which was ruled not sufficient for infringement of their copyright.
1928 Acme Toy 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 Horsman Dimples and Effanbee Bubbles dolls.
1931 Acme Toy 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 mark Acme Toy Company. Other Patsy type dolls.
ca. 1935 Acme Toy Marilyn doll, a Shirley Temple type doll, sizes up to 30″ tall, 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. Acme Toy Marilyn doll is unmarked, she is shown with her original hang tag, pinned to her dress front reads AN ACME DOLL MARILYN.
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Additional Acme Toy Company Dolls not shown
1914-1915 Acme Toy Baby dolls, sizes unknown, unbreakable composition and cloth Character dolls.
1920s Acme Toy 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.
1925 Acme Toy Peek-A-Boo doll, 13 1/2″ tall, composition head with a grumpy face, cloth body and partial limbs, celluloid hands, doll mark unknown, possibly Acme.