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 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.
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
1928 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
Horsman Dimples and Effanbee Bubbles
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.
This 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
thank you so much for sharing this elusive doll.
Acme Toy Company Doll Marks
Acme Toy Company doll mark Acme Toy
Acme Toy Company doll mark Acme Standard since 1910 NY
Additional Acme Toy Company Dolls not shown
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 to 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, open or
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.
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