During the early 1900s many soft toy manufacturers,
including Steiff, Merrythought, Hermann and Deans, started
producing their own versions of Golliwogs. Thus, when the
Teddy Bear was introduced in 1903, it was only natural
that the two toys should become "Best Friends" in
children's nurseries in the UK, and they remained
'inseparable' right up until the 1960s.