Friday, September 12, 2014

Fisher Price Friday - The Mulberry Bush pocket radio

I've got another little music box to share with you today.  My youngest loves her music boxes and especially the little ones that fit nicely in her 3 year old hands.  And of course being able to carry them around with a strap is a bonus!  I will warn you that they're pretty solid though and can be dangerous if whipped around quickly.  So lets just stay that I keep a close eye on her when she has one.



Today it's The Mulberry Bush pocket radio #758.  Made from 1970-1972 this is just one of the many Fisher Price music box radios.  This small light orange radio has a wooden back and a plastic front.  It is carried by a red and white vinyl handle.

The musical movement was made in Switzerland and according to the labels it was patented both in Canada and the US (numbers included).


 

The sides and back have lithographs covering the wooden back.  The left side has a bluebird and a white spotted puppy.  The right side has a yellow butterfly and the back of a white fluffy rabbit.



The top has the Fisher Price logo, toy number and "Music Box Pocket Radio".



The back has the words to the familiar childrens tune and a colorful drawing of happy children dancing around...you guessed it a mulberry bush!

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush,
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
So early in the morning.



As the song plays the photos on the front change from the title to a girl and boy doing chores around the house.  Then a large cake, girl brushing her hair and a boy going through a door.  A wee bit random if you ask me, but adorable nonetheless.



For more music box Fisher Price Toys check out:





Now, just a quick peek for an upcoming Fisher Price Friday entry.  I know we're a few months off of December but it's never to early to collect Fisher Price ornaments!  Here are the newest (2014) Department 56 Ornaments (the vintage toys only).  I'll show them up close and tell you where I bought them soon.

If you can't wait check out last year's 2013 Dept 56 Ornaments.

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