Photos: Teddy bears - a friend in the making

Photos: Teddy bears - a friend in the making

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GIENGEN, Germany - A Christmas teddy bear is wheeled along on a trolley at the Steiff Stuffed Toy Factory on Nov. 23, in Giengen an der Brenz, Germany. Founded by seamstress Margarethe Steiff in 1880, Steiff has been making stuffed teddy bears since the early 20th century ever since her nephew Richard Steiff exhibited the first commercially produced teddy bear in Europe in 1903. Teddy bears are among the most popular children's toys and the company is hoping for a strong Christmas season.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on November 27, 2012 at 8:31 AM

GIENGEN AN DER BRENZ, Germany - Founded by seamstress Margarethe Steiff in 1880, Steiff has been making stuffed teddy bears since the early 20th century ever since her nephew Richard Steiff exhibited the first commercially produced teddy bear in Europe in 1903.

Teddy bears are among the most popular children's toys and the company is hoping for a strong Christmas season.

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