The Bear Facts
The toy company Schuco, began by producing toys for boys, such as tinplate cars.
In 1913, they started to produce a range of soft toys, mostly animals on wheels which they called Tipp-Tapp-Tiere and amongst these toys was, of course, a bear.
The quality of their workmanship made the company very successful and the partners dreamed of expansion.
In 1914, when war broke out, the two partners of the company were called up for war duty and so the premises was closed.
At the end of the war, Schreyer pulled out of the partnership but by 1919, Muller found a new partner called Adolf Kahn and the business started to trade once again.
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DID YOU KNOW : Ernest Shepherd, the artist behind the Winnie-the-Pooh sketches had a teddy bear who he called 'Growler' who he used for sketches of Winnie-the-Pooh.