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Dowst (Tootsietoy) history

Chicago, Illinois, Late 1890s
Founder: Charles O. and Samuel Dowst
Specialty: Miniature cast-metal cars, trains, and planes.

Tootsietoy name introduced in 1922 when Dowst introduced a line of doll furniture (named after a Dowst granddaughter, Toots). Merged with Cosmo Mfg. 1926; acquired Strombeck-Becker toy line in 1961 and made a name change as Strombecker Corp.

For more info on Tootsietoy, visit: www.tootsietoys.info

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Jill - November 13, 2011

i have a blue(worn) tootsietoy jaguar XK 140 chicago 24 USA...was wondering how old it is?

reply: Probably early 1960's

Ray - September 22, 2010

I just found a pair of horse and driver motorized for a track. The box said Dowst manufacturing? I would like to know what I have.

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