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Chad Valley Teddy Bear

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2001F237
Collection:Social History - Millenibrum Project 2000
Date:1950 c - 1950 c

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Chad Valley (Co Ltd) - View history


An unusual, articulated teddy bear made by Chad Valley in the 1950s. Some of the plush fur has been worn away in what is a traditional sign of a much loved companion. Chad Valley started in 1897 and originally manufactured stationery and paper based games. By the 1950s it had become a large company employing almost 1,000 people in Harborne, Birmingham. This teddy bear was collected as part of the Millennibrum collecting initiative, looking at Birmingham life through objects from 1950-2000.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Place of Origin:Birmingham, West Midlands, England