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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Two Tune Music Box TV from Fisher-Price (1966)

Since its introduction in 1966, the Two Tune Music Box TV from Fisher-Price continues to entertain young children through its ease-of-play and simple design.

The toy is shaped like a miniature pre-LCD television and consists of a red, rectangular box with a large yellow wind-up knob on the front. Winding the knob causes the Music Box TV to play one of two classic nursery rhymes (‘Row, Row, Row, Your Boat’ or ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’) while color pictures depicting the rhyme scroll across the white 7-inch screen. As a sensible bit of kid-proofing, Fisher-Price has made it impossible to over-wind the knob.

The top of the TV includes a yellow carry handle to encourage portability. Fisher-Price also designed the Two Tune Music Box TV to operate without batteries – much to the relief of generations of parents!
Over the years, the Music Box TV has seen some subtle design changes, including swapping out the wooden base for one constructed of plastic. Various lithographs have also been used throughout the years.

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