Titanic First Mate by Merrythought

Marjorie Wallace

Lacey, United States

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Merrythought is a toy manufacturing company founded in 1930 in the United Kingdom. The company specialised in children’s stuffed toys, especially teddy bears.

The firm’s name derives from an archaic word for “wishbone”.

It was based on designs by a former employee of Chad Valley. It was located at Ironbridge in Shropshire, in a former iron foundry building.

Perhaps their most famous individual bear was Mr Whoppit, the mascot of land and water speed record breaker Donald Campbell.

The company ceased manufacture on 27 November 2006, blaming “the ongoing effects of external economics”, specifically cheap foreign-produced goods with which Merrythought could not compete.

However, the grandson of the founder issued a press release on 1 May 2007 announcing that due to huge media outcry and the tremendous following for the Merrythought products, that there would be a 2007 catalogue albeit with a “much sharper, collector-focused group of products”, still manufactured in the original factory.

Featured FOR LOVE OF TEDDY BEARS 07 June 2009

Artwork Comments

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