Old Grand-Dad Bear

Brown Teddy Bear

Brown Teddy Bear

Hello,

I have a bear that looks very old. He is sitting on what appears to be a log with a chipmunk on one side and two bunnies on the other side of the log. The bear’s feet appear to dangle over the log never quite touching the ground. There is a compartment for batteries on the bottom of the log. It appears that the bear moves his arm upwards to pour the Old-Grand-Dad into a cup, and then he raises his arm to drink from the cup. The cup itself has no markings but is an odd off color (kind of off white with a hole where the arm attaches).
The bear has bulging clear pop-out eyes with black pupils- and his tongue is sticking out as he is watching the beverage being poured. His paws do not have claws and one is wrapped snuggly around the cup – the other is oddly shaped as you don’t actually see the whole paw or the paw appears to be upside down in an odd position holding the whiskey bottle. The bears head has a seam running right down the center of his head but it does not continue down the length of the back.
There is a red on and off switch located in the back (on the log). Upon opening the battery case it says it requires 2 UM1 batteries (I believe they may be D size). The whisky bottle says "Old Grand-Dad Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The bear appears to be a dark brown is in color with light brown on the inner ear and a plastic nose. He has a gold ribbon around his neck. I believe the bear maybe from either the late 1800’s or early 1900’s due to the eyes that were used and the mechanics that were used.
The bear is not of a soft material, rather he feels a little scruffy. The fur is over all rather short. The interesting thing is the color of the bears’ fur doesn’t appear to be just a solid brown color; rather it seems there is a blend of colors which gives him a more realistic overall color for a bear. The plastic on his face is only in the nose and mouth area – the cup is also made from the same time of plastic, as is the plastic Old Grand-Dad bottle. The log is made out of tin and it is odd to see both the bunnies and the chipmunk painted there.

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Aug 31, 2017
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Solved!
by: Anonymous

I figured it out! This is an Alps bear that was manufactured in Japan in the 1950's.

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