history of Dressel Cuno & Otto

Item number: Dressel Cuno & Otto (4329)


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Company history and description of the company Cuno & Otto Dressel, Sonneberg in Germany

In 1789 the Dressel family started with the business of toys and dolls in Sonneberg. They operated from one generations to the next.

In 1873 the company was known as the Cuno & Dressel Factory.
In 1942 the production closed.
Dressel purchased bisque doll heads from manufacturers as Simon & Halbig, Ernst Heubach, Gebrüder Heubach, Limbach and Armand Marseille, Schoenau & Hoffmeister and possibly others.
Dressel expanded to three factories in which; dolls were produced in Sonneberg, metal toys in Nurnberg and wood toys in Grunhainichen, Germany.
Cuno & Otto Dressel produced dolls of bisque, celluloid, china, composition, hard paste, papier mache, wax or wood; Täuflinge or baby, child, lady and portrait dolls.

Doll marks:
A, C, D, ED, R, S, Bambina, C & O. D, COD, ED, Jutta, Holzmasse, made in Germany S. 8., S. D.+ number

Mold numbers:
93, 1348, 1349, 1468, 1469, 1776, 1848, 1849, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1912, 1914, 1920, 1924, 1925, 2736, 6969

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