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Particularly before jointed bears arrived on the scene in 1902, Steiff animals on wheels were all the rage. The bear on which our rolling replica is based was produced as early as 1894 in sizes up to 100 centimeters (39 inches). Our 22-centimeter (9-inch) new replica is a faithful re-creation of the 1904 version, complete with an internal frame and the first “Button in Ear” – an elephant button without an ear tag. With his alpaca-covered body (stuffed with fine wood shavings) and his hand-polished wooden eyes, our bear on wheels offers a fascinating window into Steiff history for the collectors of today.