Edmund Ulrich Steiner Dolls 1894-1916 German
Edmund Ulrich Steiner, according to his obituary, was born 1858 in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany. Edmund appears to have been active in the toy industry as early as 1864, perhaps helping and working with his father who produced one of the first high grade doll lines for export to the United States, his brother Albert was also known in the doll industry. Over the course of his career, Edmund produced, distributed and worked for; Horsman, Strobel & Wilken, Louis Wolf, in 1901 he managed Samstag & Hilder’s doll department for the next six years, he then rejoined Louis Wolf.
Edmund Ulrich Steiner patented in 1902 a walking and sitting doll (you can see an advertisement in Coleman’s I page 594), registered the trademarks in 1902 Liliput and Majestic both in use since 1894, in 1903 Steiners Majestic Doll and Daisy doll. Mr. Edmund Steiner passed away in 1916, it was reported that he had crossed the Atlantic an amazing eighty-four times in his life.
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Edmund Ulrich Steiner doll resources: Cieslik’s Encyclopedia of German dolls page 308, Coleman I Encyclopedia of Dolls, page 593-594, Coleman II page 1151.