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Stuffed animal:Mickey Mouse Tinkle Bell

GUND1960-1970

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

In the 1960s, Gund released chime dolls featuring many Disney characters. Known for their roly poly shape, these toys release their melodious chimes when playfully shaken. The Gund Manufacturing Company began in 1898, founded by Adolph Gund, an immigrant from Germany. Located in New York City, Gund's company at first specialized in artificial flowers, beads, and gifts, but it soon concentrated on satisfying the growing market of soft fabric toys including teddy bears. In 1907, Gund hired 12-year old Jacob Swedlin, a Russian immigrant, to work in the mailroom. In less than 20 years, Swedlin purchased the company at Gund's retirement. The company remained a Swedlin family business for several decades until it was purchased in 2008 by Enesco, an international corporation specializes in gifts and home decorations.

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  • Title: Stuffed animal:Mickey Mouse Tinkle Bell
  • Creator: GUND
  • Date Created: 1960-1970, 1960-1970
  • Location: Japan, Japan
  • Subject Keywords: Disney, Mickey Mouse, Disney, Mickey Mouse
  • Type: Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals, Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals
  • Medium: cotton, fabric, plush, rubber
  • Object ID: 115.698, 115.698
  • Credit Line: Gift of Enesco, LLC and its GUND division., Gift of Enesco, LLC and its GUND division.

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