Bear cotton thread?

At is
a picture of a cotton thread with at bear on it. It is made by the
very large producer J. & P. Coats of Paisley, Scotland. Can anyone
tell me anything about this?
It was sold in Scandinavia since the 1910's or something like that,
and a long time after that. It is very well-known here in Sweden,
where especially strong thread often is called "bj=F6rntr=E5d" (=3D bear
thread), because of this brand it seems. But I can't find any mention
of it in the English language (except that which is done by
Scaninavians), and I've searched a lot, on the net, in books, in J. &
P. Coats history, ... Isn't it known in Great Britain?
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Per Starb=E4ck
"Life is but a gamble! Let flipism chart your ramble!"
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Per Starbäck
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I have never seen the "Bear" logo thread by Coats & Clark (I'm in the U.S.A.), but I suspect it's very similar to "upholstery" thread or "buttonhole twist":
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Are you researching this particular thread or do you just want a similar heavy duty thread?
Beverly
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Thanks! I'm just interested in this particular thread. Now I have found out from Coats that this thread is only sold in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, so that's why you hadn't seen it. I guess it just happened to become very popular here like a hundred years ago, and that they therefore have kept it here even though it's no longer part of their regular assortment. -- Per Starb=E4ck "Life is but a gamble! Let flipism chart your ramble!"
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Well, it's very nice to learn that you were able to solve the mystery! No wonder I have never seen it. ;-)
Beverly
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