You will find teddy bears by the well known makers such as Farnell, Merrythought, Chiltern, Deans and Chad Valley among others. Along with the well known big names of the early teddy bear manufacturers, there are some lovely old bears who are feeling a little lost, as they are without identities. Despite considerable research, we have not been able to identify them — so we tell these bears that, a bear is a bear, and true bear-lovers will value them anyway, and see them for the wonderful old characters that they truly are. Sweet little s Invicta Teddy Bear. Little Ernest, Dating To — details and more photos to follow.
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In ,W. Holmes and G. Laxton opened a toy-animals factory in Shropshire, England. In they made their first catalogue with the Magnet-series in four different sizes.
Established in Merrythought is one of the oldest and most prestigious of England's toy manufacturers. For over 60 years the magic of Merrythought has delighted adults and children of all ages with a range of traditional hand crafted toys that are more than mere playthings. A Merrythought toy is a joy forever - a treasured family friend to be passed down from generation to generation - valued heirloom that's guaranteed to give year after year of lasting pleasure. The history of Merrythought provides a fascinating insight into early 19th Century England - a period of considerable industrial change and development. The story actually began in when Mr B.
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