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Bing Somersaulting Bear c1910

Bing Somersaulting Bear c1910
Fabulous and extremely rare Bing clockwork somersaulting teddy bear c1910 with button in his right ear. Originally he would have been attached to a wooden frame and tumbled over it (perhaps some clever person could make a new one for him!). The clockwork mechanism is activated by winding the bear's arms and he is still in working order. With an excellent covering of brown mohair, there is a repair to the right paw pad and small holes to the felt foot pads. A wonderful old fellow who measures 14" tall - please enquire for more details

The Bing Somersaulting Bear was the subject of a 4 year lawsuit by Steiff that claimed it copied their 1909 "Purzel-Bar". Bing ceased production of this bear in 1915.


Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 
SOLD
£1695 - $2220
Note: US Dollar prices are approximate. The purchase price will depend on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.
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