33 Top Teddy Bear Facts You Probably Never Knew!
33 Top Teddy Bear Facts You Probably Never Knew!
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The cute and cuddly teddy is quite 100 years old. In fact, it predates even war I and may trace its origins back to at least one of the best US presidents. While, in its hundred-plus year history, the standard teddy has conquered the planet from Europe to America to Japan and back. And, albeit our once simpler lives are now choking in such a lot technology, the plain old teddy seems more popular than ever -- just Google him! Here are some more amazing facts about this childhood classic and 20th-century icon.
1. Bears first appeared on the literary scene within the fairy tale 'Goldilocks and therefore the Three Bears' written by Southey in 1834.
2. the primary stuffed bear soft toy showed signs of appearing on the scene when Margarete Steiff registered patents for 23 of her soft toy designs, including a dancing bear and a bear handler with a bruin in 1899.
3. History is formed -- a Brooklyn shopkeeper, Morris Michtom sells the world's first 'Teddy's Bear' in his shop in November 1902.
4. In March 1903, as many as 3000 stuffed bear toys are shipped across to America by the Steiff Company in Germany.
5. Bear toys were called 'Bruins' in those days. the primary advertisement for Bruins appeared within the American toy magazine Playthings in May 1906.
6. that very same year in November, the words 'Teddy Bear' featured for the very first time in another advertisement in Playthings by American manufacturer E.J. Horsman.
7. "Teddy Bear" was one among the primarily illustrated books supported these popular soft toys, written by Alice Scott.
8. In 1907, music history was made when the music of the famous song, The Teddy Bear's Picnic, was penned by American composer J.K. Bratton. The song was originally called The teddy Two-Step and therefore the lyrics we all know and love today weren't actually added until 1932 by prolific British songwriter Jimmy Kennedy.
9. In 1908, the J.K. Farnell company started manufacturing the primary British teddies. The firm was originally founded in London's Notting Hill as a silk merchant and first produced tea cossies and pin cushions. But, it's believed that their Alpha bear of 1925 was the inspiration for the creation of Winnie the Pooh.
10. In 1909, the primarily animated teddy cartoon "Little Johnny and therefore the Teddy Bears" appeared in the USA.
11. In 1912, because the world received news of the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage with shocked disbelief, the German soft toy company travel by Steiff created a black bear to offer as mourning gifts for all those that lost loved ones on the Titanic.
12. In 1919, the adorable teddy was airborne on their first non-stop transatlantic flight! Aviation pioneers, Alcock and Brown, took teddy mascots with them on this record-breaking flight from St. John's, Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland during a modified war I Vickers Vimy bomber.
13. The teddy entered thousands of homes every morning for Britons when the primary British comic-strip teddy character, Bobby Bear, was published within the London-based Daily Herald newspaper.
14. the subsequent year, in 1920, the primary Rupert Bear picture story, Little Lost Bear, written and illustrated by Mary Tourtel, found its way within the UK newspaper, The Daily Express.
15. In 1924, animation movie giant Disney produced the primary color animation film with a teddy theme Alice and therefore the Three Bears.
16. one among the foremost famous and loved bears of all times, Winnie-the-Pooh made its appearance when the primary edition of Winnie-the-Pooh was published A.A. Milne in 1926.
17. In 1944, whilst forest fires caused havoc across the USA, Smokey Bear was adopted because of the mascot of us fire Prevention campaigns.
18. Sooty, the teddy hand puppet, and magician made its debut on British television in 1952. Sooty became hugely popular within the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand. such a lot in order that Sooty is now the longest-running children's television program within the UK and turned 60 in 2008. Devised by Harry Corbett, father handed the work of puppeteer over to son Matthew in 1976. Matthew retired within the late nineties with Sooty's popularity undiminished.
19. 1953 was the Golden Jubilee of Steiff's first soft toy bear. it had been celebrated with a replacement style bear, 'a comical young bear cub', called Jackie Baby.
20. a standard dilemma was solved when Wendy Boston, Welsh toymaker, produced the primary truly washable soft toy bear in 1954.
21. 1958 saw another immensely loved and popular bear, Paddington Bear, appear on the scene for the primary time. the primary Paddington story, A Bear Called Paddington, by Michael Bond was published this year.
22. during a significant development, Disney acquired the rights to Winnie-the-Pooh in 1959.
23. Colonel Bob Henderson launches The teddy Club in 1962.
24. the primary animated film on Winnie-the-Pooh is produced by Disney in 1975. It instantly became a classic.
25. In 1979, the Marquis of Bath organized the good teddy Rally at Longleat.
26. during a departure from its usual items, firm Christie's of London held the primary ever teddy bear-only auction in 1985.
27. In 1988, Gyles and Michele Brandreth found out The teddy Museum in William Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
28. the subsequent year, in 1989, the primary British teddy Festival was held in London.
29. that very same year, in 1989, Happy Anniversary, a 1926 vintage mohair Steiff bear, was sold at an auction in London for a whopping £55,000 to American Paul Volpp as a 42nd-anniversary gift for his wife, Rosemary.
30. In 1990, Steiff crossed over to the united kingdom with the primary Steiff UK edition teddies.
31. The teddy had crossed continents and endeared himself to all or any. 1994 saw Teddy Girl, a 1904 cinnamon Steiff bear that was formerly within the possession of Colonel Bob Henderson, being sold at an auction in London for a staggering £110,000 to Yoshihiro Sekiguchi. Sekiguchi went on to determine the teddy Museum in Izu, Japan.
32. In 1996, Yoshihiro Sekiguchi of the Izu teddy Museum bought Teddy Edward, the world's most traveled bear, at an auction by for...£34,500.
33. You thought there have been only average size teddy bears? Well, Guinness (8.5 mm tall), made by Lynn Lumb of Halifax, England, entered the hallowed portals of The Guinness Book of World Records because of the world's smallest teddy.