(1910) Farnell. Puppet?

A rare and unusual Farnell teddy bear 1910-1920s, With blonde mohair, flat black boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth, webbed hand claws and feet claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with unusual leather caps to the joint area of each arm, felt pads, hump and inoperative growler -14in. (35.5cm.) high (fairly worn, discolouring to face, three pads replace, one hand pad patched) - this bear is a mystery, his heavy duty leather joints must be for a specific reason, one theory, they help his arms move very freely and would not wear out, so perhaps he was attached to something moving for a constant display or perhaps a puppet?


Date 1910-1920
Make Farnell
Fabric Mohair Golden
Size 13 ins
Eyes Boot button
Features Front Final Seam. Black Mouth / Nose
Jointed Fully Jointed
Pads Carded felt feet. 5 webbed stitches on paws, 5 on pads
Stuffing Woodwool
Growl Non Working

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