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#505 Bunny Drummer
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 8:
Push, Pull, & Floor Toys
1946-1948


Larger Photo
1946 - Bell between bunny and cart


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1947 - Bell on top ledge


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1948 - Bell inside cart

Description: Ding-ding-ding, here comes the Bunny Drummer. The practiced bunny rabbit swings his arms to strike his metal bell in rhythm to the speed at which he is pulled. Children can fill the roomy cart with candy and/or small toys. This Bunny Drummer replaced 1942's #512 Bunny Drummer. Both carts are similar, except for platform and cart color and the placement of the bell. The #505 toy was made 3 different ways over the 3 year span of it's production. Pay special attention to colors and the placement of the bell.
Accessories:
  • 1946-1946 - FPT4262 - Yellow rectangular wooden platform with 4 red wooden wheels, a yellow 4-sided wooden cart on the front, and a wooden cut-out bunny on the back. Bunny has paper lithographs on two sides of a bunny with only one ear and eye showing and wearing blue overalls with a carrot sticking out of his back pocket. Bunny has seperate wooden arms with paper lithographs on the side of bunny arms. Each arm has an attached mallot on the end to stike the bell in front of the bunny (outside wall of cart - between bunny and the cart). Measures 11" long, 9-1/2" high and 4" wide. *See "Variations" below.
Variations:
  • 1947-1947 - FPT4263 - Red rectangular wooden platform with 4 green wooden wheels, a red 4-sided wooden cart on the front, and a wooden cut-out bunny on the back. Bunny has paper lithographs on two sides of a bunny with only one ear and eye showing and wearing blue overalls with a carrot sticking out of his back pocket. Bunny has seperate wooden arms with paper lithographs on the side of bunny arms. Each arm has an attached mallot on the end to stike the bell on the cart (top ledge of cart). Measures 11" long, 9-1/2" high and 4" wide.
  • 1948-1948 - FPT4779 - Yellow rectangular wooden platform with 4 red wooden wheels, a yellow 4-sided wooden cart on the front, and a wooden cut-out bunny on the back. Bunny has paper lithographs on two sides of a bunny with only one ear and eye showing and wearing blue overalls with a carrot sticking out of his back pocket. Bunny has seperate wooden arms with paper lithographs on the side of bunny arms. Each arm has an attached mallot on the end to stike the bell in the cart (inside wall of cart). Measures 11" long, 9-1/2" high and 4" wide.
Other Information:
  • Patent No. 2,089,885.
  • The suggested retail value in 1948 was .79¢.
  • Also see 1941's #520 Bunny Bell Cart, as it is the same as this toy, except the bunny has 2 ears showing.
  • Also see 1942's #512 Bunny Drummer.
  • There are 5 different bunny toys that are very similar, click here for a list of them all.
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