The Steiff Company of Giengen, Germany, owned by Margarete Steiff, has been making toys since 1880. Margarete's nephew Richard had an idea to make a toy bear standing upright. Until that time toy bears were made standing on all four legs. In 1902 Margarete made a new bear with a humped back, a long snout and was jointed like a doll, stood on 2 feet and could walk upright. It was the first jointed bear! TY Steiff Teddy Bear Company for your great teddy bears, Bearwiskers knows someone who has lots of your bears.
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