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#177 Donald Duck Xylophone
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 8:
Push, Pull, & Floor Toys
1946-1952

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Description: Over the years Fisher-Price made several different toys that featured a xylophone, however Fisher-Price made only two xylophone toys with Donald Duck. The first was 1938-1942's #185 Donald Duck Xylophone. Both Donald Duck Zylophones are similar, but the main difference is the hat. Donald has a band cap in the #185, but his hat is marked "Donald Duck" on the #177.
Accessories:
  • FPT8268 - Wooden cut-out figure with paper lithographs on both sides of Donald Duck wearing a blue sailor shirt and a blue cap marked "Donald Duck" in white. Donald has 2 separate wooden arms with paper lithographs on both sides of sleeves and hands. Each hand has an attached mallet with a wooden ball on the end that strikes the keys on the 7-note xylophone. The xylophone is mounted on a red rectangular wooden platform elevated to meet Donald's mallets by a four yellow wooden dowels. Donald and xylophone are mounted on a green rectangular wooden platform that rolls on four red wooden wheels. Measures 13" high, 11" long, and 6" wide. *See "Variations" below.
Variations:
  • FPT8324 - Wooden cut-out figure with paper lithographs on both sides of Donald Duck wearing a blue sailor shirt and a blue cap marked "Donald Duck" in white. Donald has 2 separate wooden arms with paper lithographs on both sides of sleeves and hands. Each hand has an attached mallet with a wooden ball on the end that strikes the keys on the 7-note xylophone. The xylophone is mounted on a red rectangular wooden platform elevated to meet Donald's mallets by a four yellow wooden dowels. Donald and xylophone are mounted on a blue rectangular wooden platform that rolls on four red wooden wheels. Measures 13" high, 11" long, and 6" wide.
Other Information:
  • Also see 1938's #185 Donald Duck Xylophone.
  • Copyright Walt Disney Production.
  • Patent No. 2,089,885.
  • British Patent No. 497,058.
  • The following poem can be found in one of Fisher-Price's mini-catalogues from the late 40's:

Donald leads the band on his zylophone
He's the jolliest leader you've ever known
He plays a merry tune on the nickle keys
A grand big toy that is sure to please.

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