Merry Mutt, model 473, was a pull toy created by Fisher-Price and sold between 1949 and 1955. At the time of its creation, the arms moved up and down when pulled to play music on the two-key glockenspiel, sometimes referred to as a xylophone. It is made almost entirely of wood.
Pull-toys have been a form of entertainment for children for many years, becoming popular in America in the early to mid-1900s. Some of the most famous pull toys were created by Fisher-Price and LEGO in the 1930s and were made primarily of wood. The excitement of the toy can still be seen today, with companies creating modern versions for young children.
1949 – 1955
Wood, Metal, Paper
7 1/2"" h 3 7/8"" w 7 9/16"" d
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