Here are dates of past and present manufacturers.


Acton Toycraft Ltd.
UK
1964 - 1970s


Aetna Toy Animal Co.
USA
1906 - 1919 bought


Ajena
France
1965 - 1989 bought


Article de Luxe Fabrication Artisanale (A.L.F.A.)
France
1930s - 1970s


Alresford Crafts Ltd.
UK
1970 - 1992


Althans KG
Germany
1920s - present


Anker Pluschspielwarenfabrik GmbH
Germany
1953 - 1977


Applause Inc.
USA
1981 - present


Arthur Hermann
Germany
1913 - 1954 (bought)


Aux Nations
France
1964 - 1976 (acquired)


Barton Waugh Pty. Ltd.
Australia
after WWII - 1960s


Berg Spielwaren Tier mit Herz GmbH
Austria
1946 - present


Berlex Toys Pty.
Australia
1930s - 1970s


Big Softies
UK
1978 - present


Boulgon
France
1954 - 1990 (acquired)


Britannia Toy Co. Ltd.
UK
1914 - after WWII


British United Toy Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
UK
1894 ? 1980s


Bruin Manufacturing Co.
USA
early 1900s


Bunjy Toys
South Africa
1980 - present


California Stuffed Toys
USA
1959 ? 1989


Canterbury Bears Ltd.
UK
1980 - present


Chad Valley Co. Ltd.
UK
1820 - 1988 (name acquired by Woolworths)


Character Novelty Company Ltd.
USA
1932 - 1983


Clemens Spieltiere
Germany
before WWII - present


Commonwealth Toy and Novelty Co. Inc.
USA
1934 - present


Cuddly Toys Ltd.
Canada
1984 ? present


Dakin Inc.
USA
1955 ? present


Dean?s Rag Book Co. Ltd.
UK
1903 ? present


Ealontoys Ltd.
UK
1914 - 1950s


Erle Teddy Bear Company
Germany
after WWII - 1970s


F.A.D.A.P.
France
1920 - 1970s


Fechter Co.
Austria
1946 ? 1978


Ganz Bros. Toys
Canada
1950 - present


Gebruder Bing
Germany
1863 - 1932


Gerbruder Hermann KG
Germany
after WWII - present


Golden Bear Products Ltd
UK
1979 ? present


Grisly Spielwaren GmbH and Co. KG
Germany
1954 ? present


Gund Inc.
USA
1898 ? present


Gwentoys Ltd.
UK
1965 - 1972 (now part of Dean?s)


Harrisons Textiles
New Zealand
1977 - 1992 (now Bear With Us)


Harwin and Co. Ltd.
UK
1914 - 1930


Helvetic Company
Switzerland or USA
1920s


Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH
Germany
1913 - present


Heunec Plusch Spielwaren Fabrik KG
Germany
1891 - present


H.G. Stone and Co. Ltd. (Chiltern)
UK
1919 - 1964 (acquired)


House of Nisbet Ltd.
USA
1953 - 1989 (acquired)


H. Scharrer and Koch GmbH
Germany
1856 - present


Hugo Koch
Germany
after WWII - 1990


Ideal Novelty and Toy Company
USA
1902 ? 1984


Invicta Toys Ltd.
UK
1935 - 1950s


Jakas Soft Toys
Australia
1954 - 1989 bought


J.K. Farnell and Co. Ltd.
UK
1840 - 1968 (bought)


Jocky srl
Italy
after WWII - 1982 (bought)


Joy-Toys Pty. Ltd.
Australia
1920s - 1980


Jungle Toys
UK
1914 - 1950


Knickerbocker Toy Company Inc.
USA
1850 - 1980s


Kathe Kruse Puppen GmbH
Germany
1911 - present


Leco Toys Ltd.
UK
1950 ? 1971


Lefray Toys Ltd.
UK
1948 - present


Lenci srl
Italy
1919 ? present


Lindee Toys
Australia
1944 - 1976


Luvme Toy Manufacturing Co.
New Zealand
1939 - 1980s


Malrob Cuddle Toys
Australia
1961 - 1985


Margarete Steiff GmbH
Germany
1877 - present


Mary Meyer Corporation
USA
1933 - present


Maxwell Hay and Co. Ltd.
New Zealand
1964 - 1982 (not make teddy bears anymore)


MCZ
Switzerland
1950s - 1990s


Merrythought Ltd.
UK
1919 - present


Mighty Star Ltd.
Canada
1959 ? present


M. Pintel Fils and Cie
France
1918 - 1960s


Norah Wellings
UK
1927 - 1959


North American Bear Co. Inc.
USA
1970s - present


Nounours
France
1963 - present


Parker Toys
Australia
1950s - 1970s


Peacock and Co. Ltd.
UK
1853 - 1939


Pedigree Soft Toys Ltd.
UK
1800s - 1988


Petz Company
Germany
1948 - 1974


Plummer, Wandless and Co. Ltd.
UK
1946 - 1972 (acquired)


Real Soft Toys
UK
1969 - 1980s (acquired)


Robbity Bob Ltd.
New Zealand
1972 - present


Russ Berrie and Co. Inc.
USA
1963 - present


Schenker
Austria
1952 - 1975


Schreyer and Company (Schuco)
Germany
1912 - 1976


Schwika
Austria
after WWII


Sheepskin Products Ltd.
New Zealand
1981 - present


Specialty Manufacturers
South Africa
1951 - 1970 (bought)


The Teddy Toy Company
UK
1914 - 1951


The Wholesale Toy Company
UK
1914 - WWII


Trudi Giocattoli spa
Italy
1948 - present


Verna Toys
Australia
1941 - 1980s


Wallace Berrie and Co.
USA
1964 - 1986 (change name to Applause)


W.H. Jones
UK
1914 - 1937


W.J. Terry
UK
1890 - WWII


W. Walter KG
Germany
1925 - 1960 (stops making teddy bears)


Wendy Boston Playsafe Toys Ltd.
USA
1941 - 1976


Worthing Toy Factory Ltd.
UK
after WWI - WWII


Most of these dates came from The Teddy Bear Encycolpedia by Pauline Cockrill.







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