1916 United States Patent Office Document ... Apparatus for Making and Dressing Paper Dolls.
Patent for “useful Improvements in Apparatus for Making and Dressing Paper Dolls” issued to George A. Fox of Springfield Massachusetts, assignor to toy and game manufacturer Milton Bradley Company. The patented improvement involved cardboard stock patterns and rolls of colored paper, “printed to imitate different types of cloth,” from which dress patterns could be cut. Fox’s patent, No. 1,176,672, is illustrated with 17 figures.
Fox joined the Milton Bradley Company in 1891 as foreman of its printing department. From 1917, the year of this patent, until his death in 1946, he was head of the company’s game department. In 1920, Fox oversaw the acquisition of Milton Bradley Company competitors, McLoughlin Brothers of New York City.
This printed copy of this patent document was published and issued by the Commissioner of Patents” in Washington, D.C., and undoubtedly printed in a very small quantity.
Description: 1916 United States Patent Office Document ... Apparatus for Making and Dressing Paper Dolls.
[Washington, D.C., March 21, 1916]. 3pp +  leaves of plates. 11¼ x 7¾ inches. Side stapled. Transmittal folds; very good.
Ref. The History of The George M. Fox Collection of Early Children’s Books at the San Francisco Public Library accessed online. k67