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#161 "The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe" TV Radio
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 1:
Audio, Visual, Musical, Educational & Electronics
1968-1970


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Description: This is a large wooden wind-up music box that plays, "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe". Over the years Fisher-Price had made several different music boxes in various sizes and shapes. The tall rectangular body used for this music box is quite rare and used on only one other music box, the #155 Jack And Jill. Though the shape of the music box is rare and interesting, the most appealing feature of this music box is the peep-window on the back that allows the music box mechanism to be viewed. In the early part of 1968, the Music Box was sold with a clear plastic handle. After that, it was sold with a white thin hard plastic handle. The music box mechanism could be either Swiss or Japanese.
Accessories:
  • Tall rectangular wooden music box with a white plastic front, an off-white clicking pretend "channel selector" knob, an off-white music box wind-up knob, and a handle on top. The music box has a spring antenna on top with a red wooden bead on the end. When the music box is wound, pictures of the "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" nursery rhyme revolve past the "screen" above the wind-up knob as the music box plays "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe". The back of the music box has a round clear plastic window to view the music box mechanism as it plays. Measures 7-1/4" tall (not including the carry handle), 4-3/4" wide and 2-1/4" thick (including wind-up knob). *See "Variations" below.
Variations:
  • Early 1968
    • FPT19476 - Round clear (tube) plastic handle on top. Uses is Swiss music box machanism.
    • FPT19477 - Round clear (tube) plastic handle on top. Uses is Japanese music box machanism.
  • Late 1968-1970
    • FPT1765 - Thin yellow plastic handle on top. Uses is Swiss music box machanism. WFL: 07-AF-29-5-B
    • FPT4478 - Thin yellow plastic handle on top. Uses is Japanese music box machanism.

Repair
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Other Information:
  • Also see 1968's #155 Jack And Jill.
  • The words to the song are printed on the back litho as follows:

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
She has so many children she didn't know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread.
Then kissed them all soundly and sent them to bed.

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