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Teddy bear - Blaze Bear

Blaze Bear

  • Object:

    Teddy bear

  • Place of origin:

    China (manufactured)
    United Kingdom (designed)

  • Date:

    2002 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kids Preferred Inc (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitched and stuffed nylon plush

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Fire Fighters Charity

  • Museum number:

    B.123-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Blaze Bear is the official mascot of the Fire Fighters Charity, previously known as the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund. The fund was originally set up during the Second World War using money sent from the United States and other countries to help support the families of London firefighters. It has since become a national charitable organisation.

Physical description

Pale brown plush unjointed bear in a standing position. It is wearing removable clothes and is dressed like a firefighter in a dark blue jacket and trousers with reflective white stripes and a yellow helmet cap secured under the chin with a black elastic band.
The nose is stitched and the eyes are black and brown plastic. There is a paper label attached to the bears front. The figure is stuffed with polyester fibre.

Place of Origin

China (manufactured)
United Kingdom (designed)

Date

2002 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Kids Preferred Inc (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stitched and stuffed nylon plush

Dimensions

Height: 36 cm

Descriptive line

Nylon plush dressed bear, Blaze Bear, made in China for the Fire Fighters Charity in 2002

Materials

Nylon plush; Polyester

Techniques

Stitching; Stuffing

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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