Teddies For Tomorrow 55PB Teddy Bear by Steiff - 35cm


Catalogue number: 007118

In 1902 Richard Steiff made the first teddy bear, on the basis of his sketches of the brown bears at Stuttgart Zoo, which was codenamed 55PB. 55 was the size of the teddy bear in centimetres, the P stood for ‘Plusch’ (plush) and B ‘Beweglich’ (movable). The bear looked like a real bear and his arms and legs were attached to the body by means of string that was fastened with a knot just below the plush. This allowed the arms and legs to move, something that wasn’t possible before. Until then, the bears were usually on four legs, which couldn’t move. 

This fantastic interpretation of the iconic 55PB teddy bear from Steiff's innovative range Teddies For Tomorrow, which highlights the use of sustainable and eco friendly manufacturing processes and materials. He is made from soft and textured brown plush fabric crafted from bamboo. His stuffing has been produced from corn fibres and his feet are made from Violan (a herbal material made from fast growing renewable resources, sustainably procured and finished in Germany in environmentally friendly processes). This handsome bear proudly wears his brass chest tag which is etched with the Steiff company logo and he has a brass 'Button in Ear'. 

  • Size: 35cm / 13.75 inches
  • 5-Way Jointed
  • Age: 14+
  • Surface washable 30°

Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, the company motto is “Only the best is good enough for our children”. Credited with inventing the first teddy bear in 1902, the company is best known for its “Button in Ear” trademark.

Manufacturer: Steiff

Collections: Steiff Bears & Soft Animals, Teddy Bears

Category: Classic Teddy Bears

Type: Teddy Bears

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