Sunday, August 6, 2017

Snow White Vintage Pull-Toys

Pull-toys were a popular Disney-themed amusement for kids during the 1930s-40s. Fisher-Price was one of the early producers of these clever contraptions. Doc and Dopey are featured together on this one. Made of wood with paint and decals. When pulled (or pushed), their arms move up and down to beat on the drum. Measures 12" x 4" and 9" high. Marked "© 1937 W.D. Ent." Product no. 770.

Image via Heritage Auctions.

It was listed in a Billy & Ruth toy catalog from 1938. Retail price 50¢.

Another 1937 Fisher-Price pull-toy, Dopey solo. Individually moving arms.

Image via fortunecookie.


N.N. Hill Brass Company of East Hampton, CT was another manufacturer of Snow White pull-toys. This example highlights Snow White being pulled by Dopey and Doc. Wood jigsaw cut figures with paper label images on each side. Painted metal wheels with a bell that rings when pulled. Cardboard disc on wheels with bluebird images. Measures 13" long. Copyright 1938.

Images via Hake's.

N.N. Hill Brass Co. produced other Snow White pull-toys and toy phones too, pictured on page 224 of the 1974 book, Disneyana, by Munsey. The Fisher-Price models were mentioned in the April 1938 Playthings trade magazine (p.269).

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