When's the last time you heard an xylophone? (It's a hard word to type) For me, only at the symphony if the piece of music calls for one. When I was a a child, toy xylophones were a regular in the toy box. And with my children, too, thanks to Fisher Price. Here, this little girl-- with her still-fresh painted head and face--playing her xylophone for you.
Wind her up and she bangs away on the bars--rocking back and forth and playing nothing in particular. She marches to her own tune. The xylophone bars are metal, pinned down with rubber pins, and they each are a note. But little girl's xylophone hammers have lost their ball tops, so one doesn't hear the notes very well. I imagine they might be replaced, if one chose to do that. I imagine, too, that they were hard rubber. Still--little girl still makes music. Her base is surprisingly heavy. The entire toy is metal except for the doll's head, hands and feet. Her head and her limbs are made of soft vinyl in the style of the 1960s.
This toy is in excellent condition, other than the missing tops on the xylophone hammers. The base is about 6.5" long and 5' wide. The doll is almost 7" tall. Her dress is still crisp with a bit of fading on the fabric in the back. Her little rubber boots are fire engine red without damage. In fact, the colors on this toy pop as vividly as the day it was made. She was made in China--an unusual maker for these times. Toys were made in Taiwan, mostly, in the 1960s. She is sweet and intriguing, and a fun toy to wind up and watch. Certainly worthy of a collector's cabinet. Thank you for shopping with me.
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