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Albert Schoenhut & Co.

Spielzeugherstellerfirma in Philadelphia. "Albert Schoenhut, a German immigrant began producing piano toys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872.Thereafter, Schoenhut’s toy production expanded to include dolls, dollhouses, blocks, and other wooden toys. In 1903, Schoenhut applied for a patent for a clown toy that would become The Humpy Dumpty Circus was a great hit. The circus personal grew over the years to include a Lady Circus Rider, Lady Acrobat, Ringmaster, Gent Acrobat, Negro Dude (a minstrel), Chinese Acrobat, and a Lion Tamer. Animals included an Alligator, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Buffalo, Bulldog, Burro, Arabian Camel, Bactrian Camel, Cat, Cow, Deer,Donkey, Elephant, Giraffe, Gazelle, Goat, Goose, Gorilla, Hippopotamus, Brown Horse, White horse, hyena, Kangaroo, Leopard, Lion, Monkey, Ostrich, Pig, Poodle, Rabbit, Rhinoceros, Sea Lion, Sheep, Tiger, Wolf, Zebra, and a Zebu.... To help bolster slumping sales, the company, in 1923, introduced their reduced size circus. Many, but not all personnel and animals were produced in a reduced size. In spite of the success of this new line of circus toys, the company failed to survive the depression and was out of business by 1935." (, 19.07.2016)

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