15" Alpha Farnell
with cute face
Webbed embroidery on paw pads / glass eyes / condition very good with minor loss of mohair
Founded in London, J.K.Farnell was started in 1840 by a silk merchant, John Kirby Farnell, and
made items such as pin cushions and tea cosies.
After John's death, his children, Henry and Agnes, continued the business from Acton in West London.
registering the Alpha trademark in 1925.
It finally ceased trading in the 1960s and the Farnell name was taken over by Merrythought in 1996.
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