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#176 School Days Play Desk
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 1:
Audio, Visual, Musical, Educational & Electronics
1972-1990

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Description: This durable plastic play desk features a steel magnetic chalkboard, sliding doors that reveal a storage compartment for the accessory magnetic numbers and letters, and a storage area for the accessory cut-out cards. This wonderful educational tool introduces small children to the alphabet, numbers and small words. The desk has an attached carry handle for easy portability. Designed for children ages 3 to 8 years old.
Accessories:
  • B176A - Reddish-Brown plastic "School Days" desk with a white upper trim panel, green rectangular chalkboard, and 2 sliding doors across the top to store accessory pieces. Both sliding doors have a yellow paper litho with 6 pictures and words that match those on the #176 accessory stencil cards. The desk is marked "Fisher Price Toys" & "School Days Desk" in raised gold letters. The desk has a built-in carry handle under the chalkboard, and wood grain "ABC" paper lithos on the sides. *See "Variations" below.
  • FPT1013 - Off-white rectangular hard plastic storage tray that has individual slots for each letter A-Z. The top row holds letters A-G. *See "Variations" below.
  • Letters A-Z, plus extra letters E, I, L, N, O, P, R, S, and T:
    • FPT971 - Red letter "A".
    • FPT972 - Orange letter "B".
    • FPT973 - Yellow letter "C".
    • FPT974 - Green letter "D".
    • FPT975 - 2 each - Blue letter "E".
    • FPT976 - Purple letter "F".
    • FPT977 - Red letter "G".
    • FPT978 - Orange letter "H".
    • FPT979 - 2 each - Yellow letter "I".
    • FPT980 - Green letter "J".
    • FPT981 - Blue letter "K".
    • FPT982 - 2 each - Purple letter "L".
    • FPT983 - Red letter "M".
    • FPT984 - 2 each - Orange letter "N".
    • FPT985 - 2 each - Yellow letter "O".
    • FPT986 - 2 each - Green letter "P".
    • FPT987 - Blue letter "Q".
    • FPT988 - 2 each - Purple letter "R".
    • FPT989 - 2 each - Red letter "S".
    • FPT990 - 2 each - Orange letter "T".
    • FPT991 - Yellow letter "U".
    • FPT992 - Green letter "V".
    • FPT993 - Blue letter "W".
    • FPT994 - Purple letter "X".
    • FPT995 - Red letter "Y".
    • FPT996 - Orange letter "Z".
  • Numbers 0-9:
  • FPT1022 - Yellow rectangular hard plastic eraser with black foam on the bottom side. The top of the eraser is marked with a "FP" within circles imprint. The top of the eraser has a SMOOTH finish. *See "Variations" below.
  • FPT1021 - Small blue box of chalk that holds 3 pieces of white chalk sticks. The box has a picture of a red-headed cartoon boy writing "CHALK ABC" within a red square beside him. The sides of the box are marked "FISHER-PRICE®" in white block lettering. WFL: 07-AK-02-F-E. *See "Variations" below.
  • 16 cut-outs cards to put letters/numbers in:
    • FPT1039 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "BATH". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1041 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "BED". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1037 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "BIG". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1045 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "DOG". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1043 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "DRAW". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1047 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "EAT". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1049 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "FACE". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1051 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "MILK". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1053 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "RAIN". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1055 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "ROOM". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1061 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "SNOW". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1063 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "SWIM". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1057 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "TIE". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT1059 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "TREE". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT967 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out numbers "12345". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT969 - Dull white rectangular card with cut-out numbers "67890". *See "Variations" below.
Variations:
  • FPT289 - Small blue box of chalk that holds 3 pieces of white chalk sticks. The box has a picture of a red-headed cartoon boy writing "CHALK ABC" within a red square beside him. The sides of the box are marked "FISHER-PRICE®" in white fancy lettering. WFL: 07-AG-19-3-A
  • FPT22283 - Small purple box of chalk that holds 3 pieces of white chalk sticks. The box has a game of tic-tac-toe using a red "X" and a white "O". WFL: 07-AI-02-7-A
  • FPT288 - Yellow rectangular hard plastic eraser with black foam on the bottom side. The top of the eraser is marked with a "FP" within circles imprint. The top of the eraser has a TEXTURED (stucco-type) finish.
  • The 1986 catalogue lists this set as having only 14 activity cards, opposed to 16. We do not know which of the two were omitted.
  • Activity Card Variations - older cards are dull white with a dull white back (listed above), but the newer cards are bright white with a brown cardboard back:
    • FPT1040 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "BATH". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1042 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "BED". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1038 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "BIG". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1046 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "DOG". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1044 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "DRAW". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1048 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "EAT". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1050 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "FACE". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1052 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "MILK". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1054 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "RAIN". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1056 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "ROOM". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1062 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "SNOW". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1064 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "SWIM". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1058 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "TIE". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT1060 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "TREE". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT968 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out numbers "12345". The back of the card is brown.
    • FPT970 - Bright white rectangular card with cut-out numbers "67890". The back of the card is brown.
  • Activity Card FRENCH Variations:
    • FPT40002 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "BAIN" (French for "BATH").
    • FPT40009 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "BLEU" (French for "BLUE").
    • FPT40006 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "CHAT" (French for "CAT").
    • FPT40011 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "DENT" (French for "TOOTH").
    • FPT40012 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "FEU" (French for "FIRE").
    • FPT40004 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "LAIT" (French for "MILK").
    • FPT40005 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "LIRE" (French for "READ").
    • FPT40003 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "LIT" (French for "BED").
    • FPT40013 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "LUNE" (French for "MOON").
    • FPT40010 - Rectangular card with cut-out letters that spells the word "PAIN" (French for "BREAD").
    • FPT40007 - Rectangular card with cut-outs of "12345" (Sentence in French: "voici des chiffres 12345").
    • FPT40008 - Rectangular card with cut-outs of "678910" (Sentence in French: "voici d-autres chiffres 678910").
  • The 1987 catalogue shows a brown play desk and letter tray opposed to white:
    • B176B - Dark brown plastic "School Days" desk with a white upper trim panel, green rectangular chalkboard, and 2 sliding doors across the top to store accessory pieces. Both sliding doors have a yellow paper litho with 6 pictures and words that match those on the #176 accessory stencil cards. The desk is marked "Fisher Price Toys" & "School Days Desk" in raised gold letters. The desk has a built-in carry handle under the chalkboard, and wood grain "ABC" paper lithos on the sides. The wood grain on the paper litho is a lot lighter brown than the dark brown color of the desk. WFL: 07-AF-11-4-B
    • FPT20211 - Brown rectangular hard plastic storage tray that has individual slots for each letter A-Z. The top row holds letters A-G.
Other Information:
  • FP176SET1972 - Complete Set in box. WFL: 07-AH-33-4-A.
  • This set was sold in a 10-7/16" long, 11-7/8" high, 3-7/8" deep box.
  • This set was replaced in 1991 with #2030 Play Desk.
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