Made by and When: Cascelloid/Palitoy, 1938
Material: Plastex (bisque-like composition)
Marks: Plastex (on the neck), Made in England 46 (on upper back)
Height: 18 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair with white ribbon inserted in head slot/brown sleep eyes/open mouth with the tongue out of place inside
Clothes: Redressed in off-white knit dress, sweater and booties, white cotton one-piece underwear
Other: The doll is string-jointed. Plastex is a brand of composition.
According to the Hobby DB website, “The Cascelloid Company was founded by Alfred Edward Pallett in Coalville, Leicestershire in 1919 (ref: V&A Museum of Childhood website) to produce celluloid and fancy goods. Their first toy was in 1920 and the first doll was in 1925.
“Cascelloid was bought in 1931 by British Xylonite and the word “Palitoy” was created as a trademark in 1935 for their toy division.”
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