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#473 Merry Mutt
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 8:
Push, Pull, & Floor Toys
1949-1955

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Description: No one will object if you bring this stray mutt home. The adorable dog moves his arms up and down to play a merry tune for you on his 2-note xylophone.
Accessories:
  • FPT4227 - Red rectangular wooden platform with a red wooden xylophone base on the front that hold two 3" long nickled steel xylophone keys and a wooden cut-out dog on the back. The dog has paper lithographs on the sides of a brown and white shaggy mutt sitting up on his back legs. The mutt has black ears, big eyes, his tongue hanging out, and a blue collar with a yellow tag marked "Merry Mutt" in red. The dog has seperate wooden movable arms with paper lithographs on both sides of white and brown dog arms and attached mallots on the end of each arm. When the toy is pulled, the mutt moves his arms alternately to play a merry tune on the xylophone keys. The platform rolls on 4 blue wooden wheels. Measures 8" high, 7-1/2" long, and 4" wide.
Variations: None.
Other Information:
  • Patent No. 2,089,885.
  • Copyright Fisher-Price Toys, Inc.
  • 1954 original retail price was .79¢ in the East and .85¢ in the South and West.
  • The following poem can be found in one of Fisher-Price's mini-catalogues reguarding the #432 Donald Duck Drum Major and the #473 Merry Mutt:

Merry Mutt is a happy guy
With winning smile and mischievous eye
He plays a tune on the xylophone
As Donald "quacks" his baritone.

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