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J. E. Stevens

by Richard Mueller Jr.

J.E. Stevens
Cromwell, CT
1842 - 1930's
John and Elisa Stevens

Charles A. Bailey designed toys, and assigned some patents to J.E. Stevens and some to Gong Bell, so he must have been an independent inventor/designer. He designed the fish for Gong Bell, one of it's earliest toys. His toy designs feature some of the finest castings.
Not all of the pull toys by J&E Stevens were bell toys.

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Rocking Cradle
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Darkey & Mule
8"L x 5.25"H x 2.75"W
Pull toy version of the "Bad Accident" bank.
Driver raises & lowers whip
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Christopher Columbus
7.5"L x 5"H x 3.5"W
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Landing of Columbus
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Whoa Dar Caesar
Platform embossed with "Whoa Dar Caesar". When pulled, the mule bucks up and landing on a striker that rings the bell.
PC #1 10/01 (M) $3,00
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Printing Blocks
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Columbus Patent No. 22,863
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Wheeled Toy Patent