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#142 Three Men In A Tub
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 5:
Infant & Toddler
1970-1985

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Description: This set was designed to depict the nursery rhyme, "Three Men In A Tub". The set uses a round yellow plastic tub and 3 weighted figures. The tub base had 3 different variations during the 15 years of it's production, see below for these variations. Designed for children ages 6 months to 3 years old.
Accessories:
  • Base - Round yellow plastic tub with handles on 2 sides. *See Variations below.
  • 3 round figures weighted to keep them upright:
    • FPT3645 - Butcher - Yellow body with a blue weighted base, wearing a yellow flat top hat.
    • FPT3643 - Baker - White body with a black weighted base, wearing a white chef's hat. *See Variations below.
    • FPT3644 - Candlestick Maker - Red body with a yellow weighted base, wearing a red bedtime cap. *See Variations below.
Base Variations:
  • Base:
    • 1970-1973 - FPT1741 - Round yellow plastic tub with handles on 2 sides. There is a spring "mast" in the center of the tub with a blue bell on top. The edges of the tub have vertical slats to simulate wooden boards. The edges have a horizonal bar marked "Fisher-Price" in blue and marked with blue natical images. Measures 6-1/2" diameter x 8" tall.
    • 1974-1975 - FPT4475 - Round yellow plastic tub with handles on 2 sides. There is a spring "mast" in the center of the tub with a yellow vinyl flag on top. The edges of the tub have vertical slats to simulate wooden boards. The edges have a horizonal bar marked "Fisher-Price" in blue and marked with blue natical images. Measures 6-1/2" diameter x 8" tall.
    • 1976-1985 - FPT4476 - Round yellow plastic tub with handles on 2 sides. The tub has a bell inside the base (not visible) and the tub does NOT have a spring "mast" at all. The edges of the tub have vertical slats to simulate wooden boards. The edges have a horizonal bar marked "Fisher-Price" in blue and marked with blue natical images. Measures 6-1/2" diameter x 8" tall. WFL: AE-26-0-B
  • FPT14301 - The white body Baker with a blue weighted base opposed to black.
  • FPT14267 - The red body Candlestick Maker with a blue weighted base opposed to yellow.
Other Information:
  • The figures had black heat-stamped shoes in 1970's Dealer Catalogue, but after 1970 the shoe imprints were still there, but they were no longer black heat-stamped.
  • 1985 - This set was sold in a 7-1/2" long, 8" high, 6-9/16" deep display box.
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