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Bobbin Cushion Doll

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Bobbin Cushion Doll


Bobbin Cushion Doll. Bobbin lace cushion decorated with a doll’s head with a celluloid face. This doll arrived in my hands in perfect condition. It’s about 75 cm long.


Lemanos – Lehmann

Company that follows the tradition started by Lehmann and continues to dedicate itself to the assembly, marketing, import and export of toys and dolls.

It dresses and distributes dolls from various manufacturers, it exclusively imports German celluloid Schildkröt dolls for Spain. From the 1940s, after the Civil War, it began to manufacture indigenous rag toys and dolls, stuffed with sawdust or straw, with clay or cellulodyne masks, wool or mahoir hair and carefully created and made costumes.

The Celluloid

In the last quarter of the 19th century, celluloid began to compete with traditional materials used in doll making, such as biscuit, wood, paper, and cloth.

Because it was a versatile substance, made from pyroxylin (cellulose nitrates) and camphor, it was an inexpensive material and easy to produce.

It was mostly used extensively for doll making, as well as many household items, until the mid-1950s same Celluloid Agustí Parra nº28 Doll, when it was replaced by other plastics. Bobbin Cushion Doll


Celluloid was first developed and used for Hyatt Brothers dolls in New Jersey in the late 1860s. His company registered the name “celluloid” in 1869. Although the product was patented, the word celluloid is used to Often to describe all types of pyroxylin mixtures, regardless of manufacturer.

The manufacturing process of the celluloid dolls in the first place is to place the celluloid substance in its solid state in a two-piece metal mold. The second step was to introduce steam or hot air into the mold under pressure, this softened the celluloid adapting to the shape of the mold until the two halves were joined.

When it cools, it is removed from the mold and the doll is decorated. Bobbin Cushion Doll


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All of the products on offer are selected according to quality criteria for materials and finishes. We always try to serve the piece with the maximum speed. We offer the possibility of personalised Restoration and/or Conservation quotations. Contact me for more information.

All shipments will be made in the Spanish Post Office providing the tracking number. The shipment can take between 2 and 8 weeks. Please note that the shipment may be delayed a little longer due to customs procedures in each country. Any possible tax or duty charges are the responsibility of the recipient. For more information on shipping countries and prices please refer to this page. The packaging will be protected with shock absorbing elements such as protective foam, bubble wrap and a cardboard packaging box. No exchanges, returns or cancellations are accepted.