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Rod Jointed Elephant 1904

Rod Jointed Elephant 1904
This sweet rod jointed elephant is made of burlap and dates very precisely to 1904. He comes with a printed copy of an X-ray which clearly shows the early "primitive" jointing system that consisted of heavy metal rods passing from limb to limb and to the head.



There is some over all wear and old darns but he remains in very strong condition and sits well. He measures just over 13" long. He does not have a button in ear, but it is most likely he never actually had one as he is one of the first elephants of his kind created by Steiff. The button-in-ear trademark swiftly became associated with Steiff products and was registered at the patent office on December 20th 1904 and legally confirmed in writing in May the following year.

Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 
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