Back in the 1950's and 60's I was in almost daily contact with Bill Jacobs who was the maintenance manager at the Horsman Dolls plant over on Grand and Elm Street in South Trenton. Bill was one of those "make do" type maintenance guys who could repair a broken sewing machine, replace an electric motor, or any of the other tasks necessary to keep the then viable doll factory running efficiency. Then along came the imports, higher wages and benefits demanded by unions, and the viable little factory began to tremble, then fall. The graphic above is a vignette which I "Photoshopped: The very rare and valuable "twin" Horsman dolls are on Ebay by a sophisticated doll hobbyist for nearly $500. The "BING" photo shows the location of what once was the Horsman factory which was taken over by a coat manufacturer. On the left is a 1960 article wherein the union attempts to purchase the inventory and assets and move down south where the economy is more financially beneficial. The Horsman Doll Company was originally known as the Horsman Art Doll Company and was taken over by the Regal Doll Company.