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full bodied tin doll

by Arline
(Paonia Colorado)

Arline's full bodied male tin doll

Arline's full bodied male tin doll

I am 85 and ever since I can remember I have had a full bodied male brass and tin doll.


The entire body is tin and the arms and legs move. The tension on the arms and legs seems to be held together with a coil spring. The front half of his face is brass.

There are no manufacturers markings.

I have seen a lot of dolls with tin heads and cloth bodies, but no others like this one.

Some paint on his face is worn off, but originally he was painted Caucasian flesh tones. The leg halves and arm halves are soldered together.

Do you know from where he might have originated?

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Nov 02, 2012
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OLD FULL BODY TIN DOLL
by: Anonymous

My 98 yr. old mother has her full bodied tin doll that was given to her when she was a little girl. There are no markings - she has a "cry" feature - not working now --- too many baths! We would like to know who the manufacture is. The doll looks like the featured photo.

Jul 07, 2010
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Male Tin Doll
by: Anonymous

He could be by Atlas Doll Co. Many of their dolls are girls, and are jointed. See Coleman, Vol. I Encyclopedia of Doll Collecting. I have a baby that is all metal that looks very much like this.

Jul 06, 2010
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variety of dolls
by: Arline from Colorado

Besides my tin doll, I have a Shirley Temple doll, my mother's porcelain doll, and a couple Jackie Onasis Kennedy dolls. How do I go about selling these dolls?

May 17, 2010
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full bodfied tin doll
by: Di

According to Jan Foulke's Guide to Dolls, page 142:

"American All-Metal Child Circa 1917 on. Giebele-Falk, Atlass Doll & Toy Co. and others. Wig, sleep eyes, fully-jointed body; dressed, all in good condition, not repainted.
16-20 in (41-51cm)..................$200-250
All-Metal Baby, 11-13 in (28-33cm)..$75-100"

Unfortunately there are no pictures of the full bodied metal dolls and no examples listed of the painted eye babies.

Hope someone can step forward with more information.

May 17, 2010
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tin doll
by: Anonymous

Hi, Arline. He is a great doll. Several American manufacturers made these dolls out of all tin, and some out of steel and other metals. The Collectors Encyclopedi of Dolls by Dorothy Coleman has information about these other companies. The Minerva, Dina, and Juno trademarks were for German dolls made from 1894 on that usually had metal heads, or were made of celluloid. Some may have mde babies similar to this.

I am posting excerpts from my book on metal dolls and metal heads on my blog. Below is the website if you are interested.

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog
http://wwwdollmuseum.blogspot.com/


May 17, 2010
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tin doll
by: Anonymous

Hi, Arline. He is a great doll. Several American manufacturers made these dolls out of all tin, and some out of steel and other metals. The Collectors Encyclopedi of Dolls by Dorothy Coleman has information about these other companies. The Minerva, Dina, and Juno trademarks were for German dolls made from 1894 on that usually had metal heads, or were made of celluloid. Some may have mde babies similar to this.

I am posting excerpts from my book on metal dolls and metal heads on my blog. Below is the website if you are interested.

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog
http://wwwdollmuseum.blogspot.com/


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