Bruno Schmidt bisque head Tommy Tucker doll mold 2048
Partners Bruno Schmidt
and Hugo Geisler founded
a doll factory in Waltershausen, Germany which they named H. Geisler & Company,
by 1900 Mr. Geisler left the company at which time Mr. Schmidt renamed the
company to Bruno Schmidt, as it is known today.
head dolls are highly
prized by collectors for the fine quality and were purchased from the Bahr & Proschild company, thus they often
bear both companies markings,
Bruno Schmidt's marking at right; BSW inside a heart, sometimes
found with Bahr Proschild's crossed swords, plus two sets of
mold numbers; the three digit numbers from Bahr & Pröschild and the four
digit 2000 number of Bruno Schmidt.
Bruno Schmidt is
probably best known for the Tommy Tucker doll molds 2048, 2084,
2096 and the Wendy