history of Averill Manufacturing Company

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Company history and description of the company Averill Manufacturing Company, New York, USA

Around 1916 the company was established in Now York by the couple James Paul Averill and Georgene Hopf-Averill. The company had various names like: Averill Mfg. Corp., Paul Averill, Inc., Brophy Doll Company (in Canada), Georgene Averill, Georgene Novelties, Inc. And Madame Hendren.
They employed Georgene's brother Rudolph A. Hopf and daughter Maxine Averill. Georgene or Madame Georgene the doll designer, sometimes used the trade name Madame Hendren which is also in some of the doll markings, also Life-Like doll or Lyf-Lyk and Wonder dolls.
Averill collaborated with Borgfeldt, Horsman and several other doll artists, they are probably best known for cloth Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls designed by Johnny Gruelle and the Bonnie Babe doll.
In 1965 the production stopped.

Averill - Hendren - Georgene identifying doll mold numbers, doll ink marks, tags or labels

A.M. Co. A.M. © Co. H.C.Q. Life-Like Doll RAG 890 RFL inside a 3 leaf clover R.T Mfg. Co. Trion Toy Co. May 9th, 1916 February 2, 1926 34 60 72 314 316 329 341 424 585 814 840 890 1005 1386 1405 1714 1717 1720 3653

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