The Dowst brothers originally established a trade paper called the National Laundry Journal and later purchased a linotype machine to cast metal buttons and cuff links related to the laundry business (Strombecker 2012).

Meanwhile, the Tootsietoy brand also had origins in a range of miniature cars in the form of charms, pins, cuff links and the like, introduced circa 1901 by the Chicago based Cosmo Company owned by the Shure Bros. The name, however, remained Dowst Manufacturing Co. The first actual model car from the company was produced between 19.

DIECAST AIRPLANE ERTL MATCHBOX TOOTSIE TOY ZEE 52 PLANE LOT: Basement Storage Purchase: Item Number 373: More LOT Vintage Toys For Sale: Item Vintage Tootsie Toys. However, collectors can research Tootsietoy listings on e Bay, dating jewish online service consult with antique toy dealers or obtain a "Collector's Guide to Tootsietoys, Identification & Values, Third Edition," by David E. Tootsietoys, based in Chicago, Illinois, began as a metal die-cast business in the late 1800s, but by the early 20th century, it had started producing a line of popular toy vehicles, according to toy historian Clint Seeley.

The 'Tootsie' moniker apparently came from one of the Dowst Brothers' granddaughters, whose name was "Toots" (Waggoner 2007).

Tootsietoy made metal prizes for Cracker Jack boxes (Rogers 2009, p.

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1933 to 1941 Tootsietoy models With history extracts from the late Dr. A decade later, the listing was changed to "Laundry Supplies".

The company officially trademarked the name Tootsietoy in 1924, based on a pet nickname of the daughter of one of the company owners, according to Robert Newson.

Newson also notes that while the company began using the Tootsietoy name on catalogs and toy boxes sometime before 1925, the name didn't appear on the undersides of the toys until a year or two later, while some toys produced after 1930 were still missing any identifying company mark.

An enduring marque, Toys with the Tootsietoy name were consistently popular from the 1930s through the 1990s.