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Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey History:

Sock dolls were popular around the 1900's. Nelson Knitting Mills in Rockford Illinois first made the original rockford red heeled sock in 1890. In 1920 the mill soon began packaging directions for the sock monkeys, with each pair of socks, after a customer fashioned a doll and sent it to the company. The Nelson Knitting Mills was purchased by Fox River Mills in the 1992 and now Fox River makes the Red Heel Monkey Sock.

Sock Logo reference:

  • America's stuffed toy: the sock monkey Fox River [http://www.foxrivermills.com/foxriver/SilverStream/Pages/pgMonkeys.html] 02/19/2001
  • Socking the Monkey People Weekly 5/8/1995 v43 n18 p225(1) Time Inc.




  • Suggested site:

    BreezeB's DigiWorld: Sock Monkey Instructions
    BreezeB's DigiWorld: Sock Monkey e-Cards
    BreezeB's DigiWorld: Sock Monkey printable stationery and gift tags


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