Unknown pre 1960 teddy
pre 1960 teddy
This is the teddy that I had as a child. Either my mother bought it at an estate sale sometime in the late 50's in the central part of Missouri or it was given to her by my Father's mother who was of German descent. My mother's memory is somewhat cloudy from the years, but I seem to remember her telling me years ago that it came from an estate sale.
We have no idea of how old it was at that time, or from where it originated, but it was not new at the time she bought it.
The arms, legs and head are fully articulated.
It appears to have something inside the body cavity, like a voice box or something.
It is cube shaped, and can be squeezed and seems to be collapsible, but springs back to it's original shape.
It makes no sound that I can hear. I have never opened it to investigate.
I have no specific knowledge of antique teddys but here is what I think are accurate details about this bear:
Mohair covering (I believe)
Kapok filling in body and limbs, (does not crackle when squeezed), nose area is clearly some kind of wood wool (visible in photos)
Stitched thread or yarn nose
No stitched claws or toes
Glass eyes (I believe, but I'm not sure)
Feet pads are velvet like, not mohair
No real hump on the back