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    Apprendre l'anglais > Cours & exercices d'anglais > Exercices d'anglais > test d'anglais n°26765 : Teddy Bear , l'ours en peluche

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    Teddy Bear , l'ours en peluche


    Who made the very first teddy bear ?

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    Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is said to be responsible for giving the teddy bear his name. In November 1902, he was in Mississippi and attended a bear hunt. He came upon a wounded young bear but he decided to spare the animal. The event became very popular because of a cartoon published in the Washington Post.

    Regarding the making of the toy itself, a number of theories have been put forward over the years (some of them more credible than others). But the company with the strongest claim is probably the one founded in Germany by Margarete Steiff in 1880...

     

     

     

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    1. It was at the Leipzig Toy Fair in March 1903 that the Steiff company a new toy bear with movable arms and legs.

    2. He was simply as Bär (Bear) 55 PB, but today he is widely held to be the very first teddy.

    3. Bär 55 PB wasn't actually the first bear to be made by the company; they were already appearing in Steiff
    as far back as 1892.

    4. But the early creations were much more real bears.

    5. Some were standing on their hind legs, were on all fours.

    6. Later, wheels were to the feet.

    7. It is thought that the idea for animal toys with movable
    came to Richard Steiff (Margarete's nephew) after a visit to a travelling circus.

    8. As an art student, he had bears at Stuttgart Zoo.

    9. Now the circus gave him another to study the animals and their movement.

    10. He began looking for to reproduce that movement and the result was the so-called 55 PB that went on show at Leipzig.

    11. The code simply meant that he measured 55 cm, was made of plush, and was 'beweglich', or .

    12. The for the new bear was very lukewarm.

    13. It began to look as not a single order would be taken.

    14. It was only as the fair drew to a
    that a buyer for an American toy firm turned up, looking for something a little out of the ordinary.

    15. The bear proved to be just the sort of thing he was , and he quickly ordered 3,000.

    16. Today, not a single example of this early bear is known to .

    17. The fact that he was hard and exceptionally heavy many potential buyers. And he was also distinctly fierce-looking.

    18. Richard Steiff and his aunt weren't with the new creation and Richard set to work once more to improve on his design.

    19. The following year, a smaller bear with gentler was introduced. He was called Bär 35 PB.

    20. This time the reception was , and a total of 12,000 were sold.









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