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Composition dolls were made by American, English, French, German and Japan doll makers.  Early composition dolls were made from glue, glycerin, zinc oxide and Japanese wax, it is a heavy and dense material, the coloring can be almost white, gray or brown.  Each doll manufacturer kept their exact composition "recipe" a secret. 

 

About 1916 doll makers began using ground-up sawdust, also called wood flour, which made a much lighter doll, then the doll was airbrushed with oil paint.  Composition heads were also described by American doll makers, as "unbreakable" opposed to German bisque doll heads that dominated the doll market, prior to World War I 1914-1918.

 

Water is a composition dolls worst enemy, extremes of temperature in Heat, Humidity over time, affect the wood material which expands

or contracts, the painted surface on top doesn't, instead fine lines appear in the paint called crazing and cracks that expose the material below.  After World War II (1939-1945) plastic material was developed that was light and durable, by the end of the 1940s plastic replaced composition as a material used to make dolls by American doll makers.  Here is a list of all pages on composition dolls.

Composition Dolls & Makers on this page - Abramson dolls, Acorn dolls, Alisto dolls, American Ocarina & Toy, American Produced Stuffed Toy, American Toy & Doll, American Toy & Novelty, Arcade Toy, Arcy Toy, Atlantic Playthings, Atlas Doll Co, Baby Phyllis dolls, Lilli & Roman Baitz, Baker & Bennett, Beck dolls, Bellas Hess dolls, Berry & Ross dolls, Berwick dolls, Best & Co, Bester Doll Co,

Bijou Doll, Blechman dolls, Bleier dolls, Boulton dolls, Boulton Woolf dolls, Emma Bristol dolls, Capitol Toy dolls, Central dolls,

Herman Cohen, L. Cohen dolls, Colonial Doll & Toys, Columbia Doll & Toy, Comic character dolls, Confetti dolls, Crown dolls,

Crown Doll & Toys, Dollcraft Novelty, Dollparts & Supply, Eureka Doll Co, Elektra, Exposition dolls, Gem, Halco Dolls, Herby, Hoo Choy Chinese Goddess of Good Luck dolls, Joy Doll, L D dolls, M & S Shillman, Magic Light Products, Maxine dolls, Metropolitan dolls, Mitred dolls, Modern Doll & Toy Co, National Doll Co, Natural Doll Co. Nibur Doll Co, Perfect Toy dolls, Progressive dolls, Quaker dolls, Quan Quan dolls, Santa Claus doll, Superior dolls, Tajimi Trading dolls, Taiyo Trading dolls, 3 In 1 Dolls, Trion Toy.

 
 

ABC Doll Co 1930s-1950s 

Acme Toy Co 1910-1930s

Advertising dolls 1893-1970s

Aetna Doll Co 1901-1925

Alexander Dolls 1923-1947

Alexander Doll Face Molds

Allied Grand Doll Co 1915-1980 

Louis Amberg Doll Co 1878-1930 

American Character Doll Co 1919-1968

American Doll Co 1912-1926

Art Craft Toy Products 1918-1920

Arranbee R & B 1922-1961

Arrow Plastic Industries 1940-1950s 

Arrow Skookum 1920-1950s

Atlas Doll Co 1921-1922

Averill Georgene Hendren 1915-1965

 

Babs Mfg. walking dolls 1917-1921

Black dolls

George Borgfeldt 1881-1959

Boudoir dolls 1915+

Bucherer & Cie 1921-1935

Buddy Lee dolls 1920-1962

Butler Brothers 1877-19

 

Cameo Doll Co 1922-1970s

Carnival character dolls 1918+

Century Doll Co 1909-1928

Dewees Cochran Doll Co 1934-1970s

Harry Coleman walking dolls 1917-1923

Composition Doll Marks 1899+

 

Dream World Doll Co late 1930s-1950s

Dress Me dolls 1944+

Edmund Edelmann 1921-1933

Eegee Doll Co 1917-1980

Effanbee F & B 1910-1939 | 1940-70s

   - Little Lady, Anne Shirley doll clothes

Eugenia Doll Co 1930s-1950s

 

Ralph Freundlich 1923-1945 

 

Hamburger & Co dolls 1889-1910

Hedwig de Angeli dolls 1940s (Hoyer)

Hollywood Doll Co 1941-1956

Horsman 1904-1929 |1930-1940s

Mary Hoyer Doll Co 1925-1970s

 

Ideal Dolls 1906-1939 | 1940s

 

Sybil Jason dolls 1935-1940s

 

K & K Toy Co 1915-1930s

Franz & Hermann Kiesewetter 1907+

Knickerbocker Doll & Toy 1925-1983

 

Mama dolls 1919+

Manhattan walking doll 1919-1920

Armand Marseille 1885-1950s

Mollyes Doll Co 1929-1970s

Monica Doll Studio 1941-1952

Morimura Nippon Dolls 1915-1926

Nancy Ann Storybook Doll Co 1936-1968

 

Oriental, Asian dolls 1400+

 

Paris Doll Corp Peggy 1940s-1956

Patsy Look A-like doll types 1928+

Earle Pullan Doll Co 1945-1967

 

Jessie M. Raleigh Doll Co 1916-1920

Regal Doll Co 1919-1940

Reliable Dolls 1920-1940s

Roberta Doll Co 1940s-1970s 

Royal Doll Mfg. Co 1914-1977

 

Sayco, Schoen & Yondorf 1922-1960s

Schoenau & Hoffmeister 1901-1953

Sears Happi-Time dolls 1901-1967

Sewing mannequin doll 1938-1950s

PD Smith Doll Co 1913-1922

Spiegel dolls 1933+

Strobel & Wilken 1864-1930

 

Terri Lee Doll Co 1946-1962

Tip Top Toy dolls 1912-1921

Trego Doll Co 1918-1921

 

Uneeda Doll Co 1917-1961

Vogue Doll Co 1922-1972

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