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teddy bear
Date Made/Found: 1907
Dimensions: Overall: 320 x 165mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1981.920
This teddy bear was bought for Stella Hayward as a Christmas present in 1907. His original spike eyes have been replaced with boot buttons, and the paws and features have been mended. Originally the bear had a "growl", created by a pressure device inside his stomach.

"I can remember when I was two years old, my fingers were not strong enough to make his growl, so I used to put him on the floor and press with my foot" (Stella Haywood, 1981).
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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