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Tongala's Bear Brand Milk Teddy Bear

Title : Tongala's Bear Brand Milk Teddy Bear
Accession ID : M2007.1


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Item Name Tongala's Bear Brand Milk Teddy Bear
Description Tongala's Bear Brand Milk Teddy Bear thought to be made by Berlex, Melbourne (making teddy bears c.1930-1970s), for colouring competition prizes. This bear was used by an infant health nurse and donated to the Pat Ferrier Collection. The bear was used to 'still' the baby when weighing on manual scales. A gold mohair bear with milk advertising on back paws.
Materials stuffed toy, gold mohair coat, cotton flock fill, bear brand logo on soles of feet
Item Dates 1959-1960
Source or Donor Ferrier, Christine Patricia (Pat)
Related Item See NP 224 and 251. Refer to Museum Vic MM 130160 Tongala Milk Products Display 1959 (neg L Richards Studios)
Dimensions L 36cm (14"), W 22cm


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