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Baby doll - Jennifer


  • Object:

    Baby doll

  • Place of origin:

    Canada (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1938 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reliable Toy Co (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    moulded composition, calico, kapok, cloth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

moulded composition flange neck head, arms and lower legs, stuffed calico body and upper legs with kapok filling; painted facial features; blue metal sleeping eyes; moulded hair painted brown; open mouth showing two upper teeth and felt tongue; squeaker mechanism in body back
yellow corduroy coat, front fastening with 5 pearlized buttons, (one missing)
rayon dress with pink and white embroidery on yoke and gathers around base of yoke; back fastening
white flannel petticoat
machine knitted white cotton vest
green knickers with pink lace trim
white rayon shoes with ribbon ankle bow ties

Place of Origin

Canada (manufactured)


ca. 1938 (manufactured)


Reliable Toy Co (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

moulded composition, calico, kapok, cloth

Marks and inscriptions

A RELIABLE // DOLL // Made in Canada
trade mark; nape; moulded


height: 25 in, height: 6 in head

Object history note

Many Reliable dolls were sent back to England just before the 2nd World War and during the war because stocks were increasingly unavailable in England itself.

Descriptive line

A Reliable Doll, Canadian, about 1938

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail


Composition; Calico; Kapok; Cloth



Production Type

mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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