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The Playthings Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, PA is best known for their Pull-Apart Animal Circus that was sold in the 1920s for many years. Earlier, this circus toy was known known as the Mitchell Circus and was made by Reeve & Mitchell of 1228 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA.
An advertisement from the August 1925 edition of Playthings magazine. This circus sold well.
 

Pull-Apart Circus Set 20

Lion standing on Pedestal

Clown and Elephant Perform

Ring Masters

Lady Acrobats

Ring Master and Tiger Perform

Donkey

Giraffe

Camel

Horse

Bear

Poodle

Bear

 

 

 

 


Photo courtesy of Richard Mueller, Jr.

Policeman in center.

Pull-Apart Animal Circus Brochure
The following Reeve & Mitchell Pull-Apart circus brochure ca 1910-1920s was donated by Mike Gallager. Many thanks to him.