(1920) Early button. CHAD VALLEY HYGIENIC TOYS
One of the earliest buttons. CHAD VALLEY HYGIENIC TOYS
Again with button in the bear's right ear, occasionally on torso. Steiff patented "button in ear" at this time which may account for the change in position. These bears like the other 1920 button ones, have flat triangular heads, large triangular shaved noses and smiling inverted Y shaped mouths. Their ears are sewn over the facial seams. They have clear glass eyes with brown painted backs and black pupils. The eyes are sewn into the head and tied off at the back with a knot. Their arms are quite long and curved. Pads were usually carded and pads and paws made of brushed cotton.
2 bears shown with this button.
|Normally in right ear
|Glass with painted backs
|Brushed cotton. Carded
|Kapok. Woodwool in muzzle