Thursday, April 7, 2011
Morning everyone, hope this post finds you well.
One of my favourite items in my cabinet is the Pims Musical Blocks. A product by L.G. Pimblett, Sydney c1940-1948. It has a Department of Wars Organisation of Industry Permit number stamped on it as well; an Australian government office that controlled the use of strategically valuable materials for non-essential products such as toys during World War Two*.
Each block (measuring 9cm x 7cm) is made from cardboard with the most fantastic graphic, still clean and bright. Inside each block is a metal bell, once jingled, rings a different note. The box also contains the original music book with simple tunes and instruction sheet.
It was sold through 'Levensons Radio, For games of all kinds, 226 Pitt St, Sydney M2525'.
Have a lovely day.......
* Information sourced from the Powerhouse Museum