Horsman

Also known as: 
Horsman Ltd.
Years
From: 
1865
Still in Business?: 
Yes
About the company: 

From Doll Reference:

Edward Imeson Horsman opened a toy company in New York city, NY USA (1865-present) and became a leader in the toy industry.  In the early years they produced the trademarked name of "Babyland Rag Dolls" an all cloth doll, a variety of mama and baby composition dolls wearing wigs, molded or painted hair, sleep or painted eyes.  About 1909 they used a new formula to make "Can't break Em" dolls like the Billiken.  In 1930 the Horsman company acquired the Louis Amberg & Son doll company, their competitor, and continued to produce some of their dolls notably the Vanta Baby. In October 1933 Horsman was purchased and became a subsidiary of the Regal Doll Manufacturing Company, by the 1980's the Horsman name was sold to an Asian company and produced dolls under the name Horsman Ltd. that are now made in Hong Hong today.

Today, the company makes Rini and Urban Vita/Urban Expressions vinyl fashion dolls, along with high-quality furniture that fits 16" fashion dolls.

 

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