Mohair Bear – Large
The Old Fashioned Teddy Bears were made with German Mohair plush for many years. The hair plush was made by Hildebrande Co. in Goeppingen, Germany. They are no longer in business. They were also a supplier of plush to Steiff and other German stuffed toy makers.
When we first made these bears the hands and feet were Tan felt, but we found felt did not stand up well to children's playing and holes developed in the hand and foot pads. We them switched to another fabric that resembled felt that would not wear as easily as the felt. The eyes were lock-in plastic with a realistic appearance. Nose was a Black felt circle and the tongue a Red felt tear drop. Each bear had a Red satin neck-ribbon. Hang Tags on each bear were Black ink on a Gold heavy paper plus a sewn in tag stating Mary Meyer - Townshend, VT.