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#752 Teddy Xylophone
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 8:
Push, Pull, & Floor Toys
1946-1950


1946-1948


1949-1950

Description: Children who love teddy bears, love music, and love bright colors will surely love the Teddy Xylophone. Teddy has movable arms that stike a 5-note xylophone when the toy is pulled. Teddy can hit all 5 notes with his mallots to play a merry tune. Teddy was originally sold with a circus hat and shirt, but in 1949 he was redesigned as a naked teddy bear - my goodness!
Accessories:
  • 1946-1948 - FPT4368 - Rectangular wooden platform with a 5-note xylohpone on the front and a wooden cut-out teddy bear on the back. The bear has paper lithographs on the sides of a brown bear with rosey cheeks, a small white hat, and a white shirt with red polka-dots. Bear has seperate wooden movable arms with paper lithographs on both sides of brown bear arms. Each arm has a mallot attached to the hand. When pulled, the the bear moves his arms to stike the 5-note xylophone with his mallots. The platform rolls on 4 wooden wheels. Measures 10-1/2" high, 9" long and 4-3/8" wide. *See "Variations" below.
Variations:
  • 1949-1950 - FPT4369 - Rectangular wooden platform with a 5-note xylohpone on the front and a wooden cut-out teddy bear on the back. The bear has paper lithographs on the sides of a brown bear with no clothes. Bear has seperate wooden movable arms with paper lithographs on both sides of brown bear arms. Each arm has a mallot attached to the hand. When pulled, the the bear moves his arms to stike the 5-note xylophone with his mallots. The platform rolls on 4 wooden wheels. Measures 10-1/2" high, 9" long, and 4-1/2" wide.
Other Information:
  • Patent No. 2,089,885.
  • British Patent No. 497,058.
  • Copyright Fisher-Price Toys, Inc.
  • Suggested retail price in Easter of 1948 was $1.50.
  • Sold only during Easter in 1950.
  • Also see 1950-1954's #777 Teddy Bear Zilo.
  • Also see 1955-1957's #634 Tiny Teddy.
  • The following poem can be found in one of Fisher-Price's mini-catalogues from the late 40's:

Look at the actor, hi there Teddy
Bang out a tune when you are ready
We know you will play a tune we like
As you hold those mallets ready to strike.

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