Teddy Bear

Production date
1930-1969
Country
Australia
State/Province
Victoria
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Description
Teddy bear. Articulated at neck, shoulder and hip. Yellow plush fabric with unknown fill. Brown material on palms of hands and soles of feet. Glass eyes. Black embroidered nose, mouth and toes.
Classification
CH classification TOYS Soft Toys teddy
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Measurements
L630 x W290 x H180 mm
Media/Materials description
Indeterminate Textile (Textiles)
History and use
Joy Toy bears are considered highly collectible. Once a childhood toy, this Teddy Bear was donated to the Queensland Museum in 2006. While the exact date of manufacture is unknown, it's articulated neck, shoulder and hips indicate it was manufactured before 1960.

In the early 1920’s George Kirby established Joy Toys, the first Australian company to mass-produce toys. Joy Toys produced teddy bears, wooden toys and cloth dolls, based on traditional European and British designs, in their South Yarra factory.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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H44565

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