Extremely RARE and Unusual Early American Electric Bear c1908
August 25, 2019
Extremely Rare & Unusual Early American Electric Bear. Electric Growler Battery Operated. Wood Wool And Cork Chips Stuffed. This is a very unusual bear that I cannot find in any books; the nearest I can find is electric eyed bears made by a few early American bear manufacturers like Fast Black Skirt Company (New York City) among others. This was maybe a prototype that didn’t catch on as it would have made a buzzing sound rather than a growl. The bear was untouched when he came to me but I was intrigued by the Bakelite button under his left arm and so had to open his rear seam to investigate. What I discovered was a Bakelite buzzer mechanism operated by a very old form battery and a bear stuffed with a mixture of wood wool and cork chips. This along with the remains of a cloth nose lead me to think that he is very early. Also he has boot button eyes that appear to be original and not replacements for electric eyes. He has jointed limbs but a fixed head and is very solidly stuffed. He has pads of a felt / brushed cotton material that appear to me to be original and in good condition. He retains at least 70% of his mohair and has three claws on each limb. He wears his red knitted top that he came with which gives him a Pooh bear look. If you are looking for the unusual bear to join your hug then Amos could be the bear for you. He came to us along with Morris who is also for sale. The item “Extremely RARE and Unusual Early American Electric Bear c1908″ is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Bears\Antique”. The seller is “moosear21david” and is located in Bexhill-on-Sea. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 19″
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Decade: 1900s
- Animal: Bear
- Features: Antique