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Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus: The Greatest Toys on Earth

figure set

1950-1952

Though the A. Schoenhut Company succumbed to the Great Depression in 1935, its legacy lived on. Otto Schoenhut, son of A. Schoenhut's founder Albert, started a new toy manufacturing company in 1936, known as O. Schoenhut. The toy maker focused on building kits and musical instruments rather than A. Schoenhut's signature Humpty Dumpty circus figures. In 1950, however, O. Schoenhut granted Nelson B. Delavan of Seneca Falls, New York, the rights to produce toys in the style of the A. Schoenhut circus and to use the Humpty Dumpty Circus name. Delavan manufactured reproductions, under the name Humpty Dumpty Toy Company, until 1952. Many of the toys closely resemble their predecessors, though some differences in design-such as the clown's face paint-do exist.

ManufacturerThe Humpty Dumpty Toy Co.
Materialwood | cloth | paint | paper | elastic cord | cardboard
OriginSeneca Falls, NY
Object ID75.916

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