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#185 Donald Duck Xylophone
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 8:
Push, Pull, & Floor Toys
1938-1942


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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 the #185 Donald Duck Xylophone. The second was introduced in 1946 as the #177 Donald Duck Xylophone. Both Donald Duck Xylophones 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:
  • 1938-1939 - FPT4086 - Wooden cut-out figure with paper lithographs on both sides of Donald Duck wearing a blue sailor shirt and a light blue band cap (resembles a confederate soldier's cap). 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 elevated to meet Donald's mallets by a four scrolled wooden dowels. Donald and xylophone are attached to a rectangular wooden platform that rolls on four wooden wheels. Marked "W.D. Ent.". *See "Variations" below.
Variations:
  • 1940-1942 - FPT4083 - Wooden cut-out figure with paper lithographs on both sides of Donald Duck wearing a blue sailor shirt and a light blue band cap (resembles a confederate soldier's cap). 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 elevated to meet Donald's mallets by a four scrolled wooden dowels. Donald and xylophone are attached to a rectangular wooden platform that rolls on four wooden wheels. Marked, "W.D.P.". Measures 13" high, 11" long, 6" wide. Patent No. 2,089,885 British Patent No. 497,058.
  • 1998-1998 - FPT5042 - Donal Duck Xylophone reproduction Wooden cut-out figure with paper lithographs on both sides of Donald Duck wearing a blue sailor shirt and a light blue band cap (resembles a confederate soldier's cap). 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 elevated to meet Donald's mallets by a four scrolled wooden dowels. Donald and xylophone are attached to a rectangular wooden platform that rolls on four wooden wheels. This toy is marked, "W.D.P.".
Other Information:
  • Also see 1946's #177 Donald Duck Xylophone.
  • This toy was reproduced in the 1990's, this reproduction is shown in the lower photo.
  • FP185RSET1998 - Donald Duck Xylophone Reproduction MINT IN BOX. WFL: BW.
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