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Emil Kohnstam

Birthplace: Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Death: May 05, 1958 (77)
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Moritz Moses Kohnstam and Babette Kohnstam
Husband of Margarethe Kohnstam
Father of Georg Kohnstam
Brother of Siegfried Kohnstam; Mina Kohnstam; Willi Kohnstam; Julius Kohnstam; Helene Theilheimer (Rosenthal) and 2 others

Occupation: Unternehmer (Spielzeugindustrie) in Fürth (bis 1933!)
Managed by: Thomas Fürth
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About Emil Kohnstam

The M. Kohnstam & Company, MOKO, a toy and doll distributor, importer and exporter was founded by MOses KOhnstam in 1867 in Fuerth or Fürth, Bavaria near Nuremberg, Germany.

At a later date in London, England Moses' son; Julius Kohnstam founded the Keen Company (1913-1933).

The Kohnstam company is primarily known for their diecast toy products, they also distributed dolls, a marked doll has been found with both a Hermann Steiner of Sonneberg and Neustadt, Germany, HS mark plus the MOKO Bavaria mark - so H. Steiner supplied some of the Kohnstam bisque head dolls and was likely the supplier of the German Tessie doll, shown above and left.

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Emil Kohnstam's Timeline

July 19, 1880
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
December 25, 1920
Age 40
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
May 5, 1958
Age 77
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, UK