Teddy Bear, Schuco

Teddy Bear, Schuco

Teddy Bear
Schuco
Germany
About 1935
Stuffed and sewn mohair plush with internal metal mechanism
Museum no. MISC.6-1978

Teddy Bear shown after conservation beside X-Ray image

The bears were strung together in a similar but varying configuration, and X-rays enabled us to see the internal metallic components without taking the bears apart. The 'Schuco' bears had an internal armature connecting the tail to the head so that when the tail was wagged, the head turned from side to side. Where there were voice box 'growlers' they had almost always perforated.