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Sackman c1907

Sackman c1907
This gorgeous old American bear was made c1907 by Charles Sackman. He is in lovely condition with an excellent covering of mohair, original boot button eyes, nose/mouth and claw stitching. The pads are recovered and he has a non-working squeaker in his tum. Please enquire for more details on this fabulous chap who measures just over 12" 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 and may have been mistakenly identified as such had it not been for identical bears being found with ID (see other example on this page)


Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 
£445 - $587
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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