Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pims Musical Blocks - Wartime Toy









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

8 comments:

Lyndel said...

oh wow, that's a great toy. Glad it is being loved and cherished by you Tamara.

*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara....adoro questa scatola musicale per bambini! Ma dove trovi tutte queste meraviglie...qui in Italia non c'è più nulla, sigh!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Fading Grace said...

Amazing that it's survived so well all these years and in such good condition, I love it! x

vintageandart said...

Hi Tam, l don't know where you find all your toy treasures but you must have the happiest,least bored, kids in the world. The blocks are wonderful.

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hiya Tamara.... :o) !!

These blocks are simply DIVINE....I just LOVE the graphics on vintage children's toys....!

Hope you're having a WONDERFUL week Lovey....!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

brismod said...

What a fabulous piece of Australian history you have in your cabinet!

Heidi said...

Momma this is the third time I have tried to comment I love these!

Squirrelhaus said...

These are precious!!! Just found your blog and have added it to my list. Love your blog!
Chris :o)