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Catalog Number 2009.16.01
Object Name Card
Dimensions W-4.25 L-5 inches
Date c.1931
Notes Folded J. & P. Coats - Clark's O.N.T. Spool Zoo card; front of card entitled John Martin's SPOOL ZOO No. 2 with back half of cut-out bear and instructions for cutting bear entitled TEDDY BEAR SAYS; back of card entitled TEDDY BEAR with front half of cut-out bear and poem; card in full color with brown bear against bluish sky with green conifer trees and yellow-brown shrubs; some text and graphics in red throughout inside and outside of card; inside of card contains Clark's O.N.T. circular trademark (see photo) on left side with black and red illustration of assembled bear on spool; directions entitled HOW TO MAKE THE BEAR follow illustration; right side of inside of card contains J. & P. Coats circular trademark (see photo) with instructions entitled HOW TO GET THE COMPLETE SPOOL ZOO.

TEDDY BEAR SAYS instructions:
With your sharp scissors cut me out carefully along the fine dotted lines. Now, get a SPOOL of the right size to fit me. Spread glue carefully on booth ends of the SPOOL, allowing it to harden a little; then stick my head on one end of the SPOOL and my tail end on the other. There, you have me standing up for you as a nice BEAR should do.

THIS is a BEAR - a Teddy Bear. Oh, how we love to have him there! He is so round, so fat and funny. And he likes candy, cakes, and honey. YOU like them, too, so I declare You will be friends with Teddy Bear. Now, get a SPOOL, and on each end Paste Teddy BEAR, your cozy FRIEND.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEAR instructions:
Glue the head and tail to the ends of a J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. spool, size 30, 36, or 40. These are the thread sizes mother uses for best results in sewing suitings, draperies, heavy cretonne, madras, muslin, and quilts; for making buttonholes and sewing buttons on your daintiest dresses, pajamas, blouses and play clothes.
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