My Tiny Thoughts

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Stuffed polar bear that promoted Fox’s mints


PD*27617961

A stuffed polar bear which became the symbol of Fox’s Glacier mints has been put on display at a museum after more than 40 years hidden from view.

 

The bear, nicknamed Peppy, was used to promote the mints before being mothballed in the 1960s because it was considered distasteful.

It was donated to a museum and long forgotten about but after being rediscovered in a dusty back room it has now been restored and put back on public display for the first time since the 1960s.

Peppy, shot dead in the 1920s, was displayed in the original factory and used for publicity around the country.

When the company was taken over by Rowntrees in the 1960s Peppy and four other bears used in promotions across the country were no longer required.

Peppy was re-discovered at the museum in 2003 and has taken six years to restore.

Advertisements

March 18, 2009 - Posted by | Animals, Entertainement, nature, Politics

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: