Character Novelty Firm, Stuffed Animals, Plush Toys, And Puppets
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Updated on January 17, 2018 Glenn Waters moreContact Author Character Novelty Company, Inc. was a plush toy, puppet, and stuffed animals manufacture in Norwalk, wave Connecticut. From the nineteen thirties, to the 1980s, the Character Novelty Company thrived. The corporate was founded by Cesare Mangiapani and Jack E. Levy, and was situated at 50 Day Street in South Norwalk, Connecticut.
In June 23, 1936 Cesare Mangiapani patent a technique of making toy animal figures from tuft yarn balls with the help of Jack E. Levy who was a companion in the Character Novelty Firm. They’d created a technique of forming plush animal figures that comprised the formation of a wire framework on the inside of the yarn material that may fill out the tender body of the plush animal. The inside was made up of of thick looped metal wire at one end of the material and forming two thick V-shaped wires in the inside of the plush animal construction. This gives the body a steel framework for legs, arms and even a tail if desired or needed to complete the plush figure. This was done in such manner that each limb has an elongated leg of wire that passing the thick “V” formed steel wires by way of the loop in the main area of the body, then bending all the wires in such manner that every of the “V” shaped steel wires forms the rear again end and the front finish of the legs of the plush animal figure. Within this design the primary mentioned wire can be utilized to kind the tail of the plush animal, and thereof it can be looped end together with the opposite looped parts of the plush animal’s physique; and eventually the designer stringing the fibrous yarn material upon the framework so forming the smooth and loveable plush animal that can stand up and be bendable to any position the owner wishes of the toy.
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Bambie, Hand Puppets and Tiger by Character Novelty Co
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sendingAuthorGlenn Waters 2 months ago
I would use an excellent upholstery cleaner, the kind that is available in a aerosol spray can, apply it gently, and rub in softly, let dry and repeat if obligatory. Do not over saturate would possibly injury the music field contained in the little kitty. You could use a hand held blow dryer on a low setting to help re-fluff up her hair. She is beautiful ..
Thank you for sharing,
StephanieShea 2 months in the past
I’m so glad I discovered this text. I bought a music-taking part in Character Novelty Firm cat yesterday morning at an estate sale and had to have her. She’s so sweet looking! I used to be questioning if anyone has any options on how to wash her. The following is an Instagram picture of her!:
AuthorGlenn Waters three months in the past
You’ll be able to ship me some photos of your teddy bear with the music field in him, and that i can see what I can discover out about your teddy bear. My email handle is within the contact information under my image above, and here it’s once more: [email protected];
Meg Turcios 3 months ago
Hello, I’m attempting to get some information on my teddy bear. He has the tag from Character. He used to have a music box in his back. I would like to learn about him.
Yes please send me some images of your Mr. Bingle .
I’ve despatched you an e-mail, with my address 🙂
Thank you for your comments ..
Hello Angelia, every now and then a old Character Novelty Company Catalog is sold on eBay, and I’ve seen some Character Novelty Company “Mr. Bingle’s” go for good quantities on eBay as effectively. I could have to add some Character Novelty “Mr. Bingle” pictures to my collection, because at this time I’ve none. Captain Kangaroo’s Bunny Rabbit was a particular ordered Character Novelty manufacturing with no tags, it was made for his show. So I would imagine that some of the first Mr. Bingle’s may have been Character Novelty Firm prototypes for commercials, and television shows, and they wouldn’t have Character tags on them, and could be very rare, and collectable.
Thank you Glenn,
Are there any pictures or catalogs that you already know of from that period
We try to position the earliest made Mr. Bingle (late 1940’s) and we really can’t discover a lot on this area. Any footage could be significantly appreciated. We personal one of the oldest ones made. There isn’t a tag to inform of a date. I’ve seen some that we consider are dated to 1950’s-1960’s and it has a tag with Characters, Inc Conn. that’s how I discovered this web site.
Have a fantastic day!
Hi Angelia, I imagine Mr. Bingle the Snow Man was made from the very late 1940s to the mid 1960s by the Character Novelty Company from the unique designs of Emile Alline .. A number of may need been made later as effectively .. Should you lived in New Orleans from the 1950s by way of the 1980s, you’d know who the elf-like, snowman figure beside Santa Claus was. 🙂 Created in 1947 by show director Emile Alline, Mr. Bingle was figured prominently in the massive and elaborate yearly Christmas window display. Character Novelty Company had both a puppet version, and a plush sleeping, and play pal, of the liked Mr. Bingle the Snow Man ..
Angelia Layrisson 4 months in the past
Good day, I’m in search of data on a product that was made by Character. Mr. Bingle is a well-liked New Orleans icon and was hoping you may data on the years that it was made there.
AuthorGlenn Waters 4 months in the past
May you ship some photographs of your donkey to my contact handle, and I’ll see if I can get a date for you 🙂
Thanks on your comment,
Carol Franson-Serra four months ago
I’ve a cat made by Character that I’ve had for over 50 years. He went everywhere with me, together with the Norwalk hospital when i had my tonsils out! My dad and mom lived in Norwalk for a few years. My “Character” cat will at all times be treasured.
Laurie Crisel 5 months in the past
I have a donkey that was purchased for me as a child. I’m passing it on to my granddaughter and thought it can be nice to go on when it was made. Can ya help
AuthorGlenn Waters 6 months ago
Hi Samantha, a whole lot of the attention color modifications occurred within the late 1950s ..
Hi there Nita, your stuffed Pluto sounds MINT, a cedar chest sounds like a beautiful place to keep him secure 🙂
Hi George, I’m glad you still have your Pluto, he undoubtedly is a keeper.
Hi Chris, thank you for sharing about your Grandfather, Caesar Mangiapani 🙂 What an amazing childhood your mom must have had, and to satisfy Mr. Disney would have been like a dream come true for a child. I wager those boxes of stuffed animals would be very collectable at present african hair weave ..
Samantha 6 months ago
I used to be questioning when the eye shade was changed from all black to black inside with brown round the skin. What yr would that make him He appears to be like precisely like the unique except the attention coloration.
Nita Stoddard 8 months in the past
I also have a stuffed Pluto, I’ll be 78 in Dec. The tag says Pluto Walt Disney Productions Character Novelty Co licensee South Norwalk, Conn. I was trying up to now it. I imagine I might of acquired Pluto between 1948 to 1950. He is been in the cedar chest for years!!!
George Okay Marshall 12 african hair weave months ago
I nonetheless have a stuffed “Pluto”, and I will be 79 in November. It still has the “Character”, “South Norwalk” label, however I no longer take it to bed.
Chris Pepin 15 months ago
Wow very attention-grabbing article, I’m the grandson of Caesar Mangiapani. Every Christmas my grandfather would give us packing containers of stuffed animals I want I still had them. He also did the original toys for Walt Disney one among my mom’s fondest memoriies was assembly Mr. Disney at the Rainbow room with my grandfather.