Donald Duck Xylophone, model 177, was a pull toy created by Fisher-Price and sold between 1946 and 1952. At the time of its creation, the arms moved up and down when pulled to play music on the seven-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.
1946 – 1952
13.5" h 6.25" w 11.25" d
The Estate of Beth Schwartz
Toys that Move (after February 27 2020) From the ancient Chinese and Greek automatons to the clockwork marvels of the Renaissance, inventors have always searched for ways to make their creations change and move. In modern times, many German and Japanese companies specialized in making a huge variety of affordable wind-up toys. In the twentieth century, the American firm Fisher-Price became well known for its high quality wooden, and eventually plastic, pull toys, many of which are seen in this new display.
Fisher-Price Fisher-Price is an American company that produces educational toys for children and infants, headquartered in East Aurora, New York. The company was formed in 1930 and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel since 1993.