Acme Toy Company Dolls 1910-1930s

ca. 1920s Acme Toy Mama doll 26" composition face
ca. 1920s Acme Toy Mama doll 26″ composition shoulder head, cloth body

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

1930s Acme Toy Mama doll with molded hair 14" face
ca. 1930s Acme Toy Mama shoulder head molded hair

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 Bye-Lo type doll 13" composition face

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 is marked 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 with E.I.H., which was ruled not sufficient for infringement of their copyright.

1928 Acme Toy Honey Baby doll 26" face

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 a Patsy type 16" doll face

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.

1935 Acme Toy Marilyn a Shirley Temple type doll 22" face

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.

Collector’s Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls 1900-1950, vol. I, pages 334-335 in 1999, vol. II, pages 10-12 in 2004 books by Ursula R. Mertz, Composition Dolls 1928-1955, vol. 1, page 7 book in 1991 by Pam and Polly Judd, The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls vol I, page 5 in 1968, vol. II pages 2-4 in 1986 books by Dorothy S., Elizabeth A. and Evelyn J. Coleman.