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#870 Pull-A-Tune Xylophone
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 1:
Audio, Visual, Musical, Educational & Electronics
1957-1989


1957-1965


1957-1965
Heat-Stamp
(no litho)

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1969-1977
Plastic Wheels


1969-1977
Litho w/ FP logo

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1979-1986 MIB


1978-1986
Wood Base


1987-1989
Plastic Base


1978-1989
Litho w/ Musical Notes

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Songbook:
Jingle Bells


Songbook:
Baa, Baa Black Sheep


Songbook:
London Bridge, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Lightly Row

Description: The Pull-A-Tune Xylophone is a well-known long-lived Fisher-Price toy that appeals to children of all ages. When pulled the xylophone plays a beautiful tune. The pull string has an attached mallet for children to play their own song on the xylophone. The color-coded keys match color-coded notes in the children's song book that was sold with the Xylophone. Designed for children ages 2 to 6 years old.

During it's long production, the xylophone was slightly changed with different lithographs on the sides, wooden wheels verses plastic wheels, wooden mallet verses plastic mallet, etc., but the over-all look, action, and appeal remain the same through all of the years.

Accessories: (See "Variations" below for Details)

  • Long white rectangular xylophone with 8 colored "keys" on top and 4 wheels on bottom. Originally sold with a mallet attached via pull-string, but the mallet is often lost/missing. Measures 14" long, 5" wide, 2-1/4" high.
  • Songbook with colored musical notes that match the colored keys on the xylophone.
Variations:

Wood Base & Wheels


Heat-Stamp

(1957-1965)
TOT#: FPT3330
WFL: 07-AF-23-0-B

Wood Base & Wheels


Litho #1

(1966-1968)
TOT#: FPT3331
WFL: 07-AG-15-2-A

Wood Base
PLASTIC Wheels


Litho #1

(1969-1977)
TOT#: FPT3332
WFL: 07-AH-32-1-A

Wood Base
PLASTIC WHEELS


Litho #2

(1978-1977)
TOT#: FPT3333
WFL: 07-AH-07-0-C

PLASTIC Base
PLASTIC Wheels


Litho #2

(1978-1977)
TOT#: FPT3336
WFL: 07-AG-15-1-B
  • 1957-1965:
    • FPT3330 - Wooden xylophone base that rolls on 4 red wooden wheels. The sides of the base have the words "Fisher-Price Pull-A-Tune" heat-stamped in black (no paper litho).
    • FPT3334 - Yellow wooden mallet with a round blue wooden ball on the end.
    • FPT3335 - Four page paperback children's song book with color-coded notes. The songs are: Jingle Bells, Fre're Jacques, This Old Man, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The cover has a Fisher-Price logo in the top left corner. Top right is marked, "Children's Songs with color notes".
  • 1966-1968:
    • FPT3331 - Wooden xylophone base that rolls on 4 red wooden wheels. The sides of the base have a white paper lithograph (Litho #1) with a Fisher-Price logo, the words "Fisher-Price" in black, and the words "Pull-A-Tune" in red.
    • FPT3334 - Yellow wooden mallet with a round blue wooden ball on the end.
    • FPT3335 - Four page paperback children's song book with color-coded notes. The songs are: Jingle Bells, Fre're Jacques, This Old Man, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The cover has a Fisher-Price logo in the top left corner. Top right is marked, "Children's Songs with color notes".
  • 1969-1977:
    • FPT3332 - Wooden xylophone base that rolls on 4 red plastic wheels. The sides of the base have a white paper lithograph (Litho #1) with a Fisher-Price logo, the words "Fisher-Price" in black, and the words "Pull-A-Tune" in red.
    • FPT3334 - Yellow wooden mallet with a round blue wooden ball on the end.
    • FPT8541 - Four page paperback children's song book with color-coded notes. The songs are: Jingle Bells, Fre're Jacques, This Old Man, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The cover has a Fisher-Price logo in the top left corner. Top right has a drawing of a yellow/blue mallet and is marked, "XYLOPHONE Songs Booklet".
      or
      FPT45216 - Four page paperback children's song book with color-coded notes. The songs are: Jingle Bells, Fre're Jacques, This Old Man, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The cover has a Fisher-Price logo in the top left corner. Top is marked, "Pull-a-Tune Xylophone" in blue, "Song Booklet" in red, and has a drawing of a yellow/blue mallet under "Song Booklet".
  • 1978-1986:
    • FPT3333 - Wooden xylophone base that rolls on 4 red plastic wheels.The sides of the base have a white paper lithograph (Litho #2) with the words "Fisher-Price" in black and multi-colored music notes.
    • FPT8539 - Plastic mallet that has a round ball on each end (one ball bigger than ball on other end).
    • FPT45214 - Four page paperback children's song book with color-coded notes. The songs are: Jingle Bells, Fre're Jacques, This Old Man, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The cover has a Fisher-Price logo in the top center and is marked, "XYLOPHONE Songs Booklet" under the logo.
  • 1987-1989:
    • FPT3336 - PLASTIC xylophone base that rolls on 4 red plastic wheels.The sides of the base have a white paper lithograph (Litho #2) with the words "Fisher-Price" in black and multi-colored music notes.
    • FPT8539 - Plastic mallet that has a round ball on each end (one ball bigger than ball on other end).
    • FPT45215 - Rectangular song card with blue edges. Top center is marked "XYLOPHONE". Features Jingle Bells.
Other Information:
  • 1957-1959 - Patent No. 2,259,629.
  • FPT8540 - Plastic mallet ??? - WFL: 07-AC-05-9-A
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