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Charles Sackman c1907

Charles Sackman c1907
So often these bears are mistakenly identified as being manufactured by Ideal but we found evidence that they were actually made by Charles Sackman of New York. Please see the bear at the bottom of "Other Bears" that is shown with the identifying ear tag. We have sold two of these bears in the past that had the tags remaining in place.

This gorgeous fellow dates c1907 and is in lovely condition with original boot button eyes and brown stitched nose/mouth/claws. One pad was recovered long ago and one has small stitches. The foot pads are original and he has a good covering of mohair with some general overall wear. Teddy is five way jointed and softly filled with wood wool. There is a non-working internal squeaker and he measures 13" tall.

Charles Sackman's patent 844,619 was filed on 24th November 1906 and announced in the official Weekly Gazette of the US Patent Office on 19th February 1907. In his application, Sackman claims, "I have invented certain new and useful improvements in toy animals". One "invention" he claims as his own is the forming of depressions to create eye sockets enabling the buttons to be well-secured and simulating the "deep-set" appearance of real animals. In fact, Ideal bears of the era are also known for having deep-set eyes!

So many firms copied one another during the early years of teddy bear production, and it is interesting to see how this wonderful example possesses many characteristics of an Ideal bear. These bears were clearly put into production to compete with the more expensive rival companies.


Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 

SOLD
£545 - $659
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