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#225 Musical Sweeper
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 8:
Push, Pull, & Floor Toys
1953-1956


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Description: The very first Musical Sweeper introduced by Fisher-Price was 1950's #100 Musical Sweeper with a design of Walt Disney's Dopey Dwarf sweeping. In 1953 the sweeper was given a different design and introduced as the #225 Musical Sweeper. The sweeper really works and chimes a cute musical tune to make cleaning fun for children.
Accessories:
  • FPT4135 - Squared floor sweeper with red wooden sides and a rounded metal top. The top has green edges, a white border, and yellow center with 2 brown teddy bears sweeping with their own sweepers. The top is marked "Musical Sweeper" in red. The side have an attached hinged metal yoke with a threaded connector in the center that the removable push stick attaches to. The sweeper really sweeps and makes a chiming noise as it rolls on it's four wooden wheels. The back wheels have black rubber treads that turns the large wire-bound brush under the sweeper. Measures 8-1/2" wide and 3" high.
  • FPT4809 - Red wooden 18-1/2" long push stick with a yellow safety knob on the end.
Variations: None.
Other Information:
  • Patent Pending.
  • This toy was advertised in a Life magazine as a Christmas promotion in November 1954.
  • 1954 original retail price was $2.00 in the East and $2.19 in the South and West.
  • Also see 1950's #100 Musical Sweeper with a litho of Dopey Dwarf sweeping opposed to 2 bears.
  • 1956's #230 Musical Sweeper as it has pictures of nursery rhymes and a boy and girl sweeping.
  • 1961's #131 Music Box Sweeper, as it has pictures of boys and girls cleaning and sweeping.
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