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#154 Pop Goes The Weasel TV Radio
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 1:
Audio, Visual, Musical, Educational & Electronics
1965-1967


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Description: The very first music box tv radio made by Fisher-Price was 1959's #148 Jack And Jill, a wide rectangular wooden box with a wooden carry handle on top supported by two short metal posts. The same music box body style was used with 6 other music boxes, including the #154 Pop Goes The Weasel TV Radio. The radio was available with either a Swiss or a Japanese music box mechanism, and in 1967 the "TV Screen" on the front had a raised lip.
Accessories:
  • Wide rectangular wooden music box that plays, "Pop Goes the Weasel" when wound. The top of the music box has a spring antenna with a wooden bead on the end and a round yellow wooden carry handle that is supported by 2 short steel posts. The front of the music box has a plastic "speaker" with a red wind-up knob in the center that winds the music box. Nursery Rhyme pictures revolve past the "TV screen" as the music box mechanism plays. Measures 7-1/4" wide, 6" high, and 2" deep.*See "Variations" below.
Variations:
  • 1965-1966:
    • FPT1752 -Wide rectangular wooden music box that plays, "Pop Goes the Weasel" when wound. The top of the music box has a spring antenna with a blue wooden bead on the end and a round yellow wooden carry handle that is supported by 2 short steel posts. The front of the music box has a red plastic "speaker" with a red wind-up knob in the center that winds the music box. Nursery Rhyme pictures revolve past the "TV screen" as the Swiss music box mechanism plays. The lip around the "TV" screen is flat.
    • FPT1753 - Wide rectangular wooden music box that plays, "Pop Goes the Weasel" when wound. The top of the music box has a spring antenna with a blue wooden bead on the end and a round yellow wooden carry handle that is supported by 2 short steel posts. The front of the music box has a red plastic "speaker" with a red wind-up knob in the center that winds the music box. Nursery Rhyme pictures revolve past the "TV screen" as the Japanese music box mechanism plays. The lip around the "TV" screen is flat.
  • 1967-1967:
    FPT1754:

    Swiss

    Musical Notes on knob

    TV-Radio
    Fisher-Price Toys

    ©'61-'65 Fisher-Price Toys, Inc.

    Switzerland
    FPT1755:

    Japan

    Musical Notes on knob

    TV-Radio
    Fisher-Price Toys

    ©'61-'65 Fisher-Price Toys, Inc.

    Japan
    1. The wind-up knob has MUSICAL NOTES printed on it
    2. The lip around the screen HAS A RAISED LIP
    3. Top litho is marked "TV-Radio Fisher-Price TOYS"
      • FPT1754 - Musical movement made in Switzerland
        • Front Litho NOT marked.
        • BACK litho, bottom edge marked, "©'61-'65 FISHER•PRICE TOYS MADE IN U.S.A.".
        • Side A Litho (pictures a monkey) marked, "MUSICAL MOVEMENT MADE IN SWITZERLAND PAT. NO. 3,114,216 PATENTED CANADA 1964".
        • Side B Litho (pictures a weasel) marked, "154".
      • FPT1755 - Musical movement made in Japan. WFL: 07-AE-09-5-B.
        • Front Litho NOT marked.
        • BACK litho, bottom edge marked, "©'61-'65 FISHER•PRICE TOYS MADE IN U.S.A.".
        • Side A Litho (pictures a monkey) marked, "MUSICAL MOVEMENT MADE IN JAPAN PAT. NO. 3,114,216 PATENTED CANADA 1964".
        • Side B Litho (pictures a weasel) marked, "154".

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