A handsome early Knickerbocker bear circa 1930-40s, fully jointed and made from a chocolate brown mohair. He/she has velveteen paw pads, glass eyes and vertically stitched nose. Unfortunately there are no tags or labels. Knickerbocker originated as a manufacturer of educational toys in 1850 in Albany, NY USA. Teddy bears and other soft toys were introduced in the 1920s. The bear's head is firmly filled and the body, arms and legs feel softer filled. She/he is in lovely condition apart from the balding spots on his tummy and back, please see photos. These early Knickerbocker bears are difficult to find. She/he is a large bear measuring approx. 56 cm (22 inches) in length and has a gentle expression.