Monday, January 28, 2008

Vintage SUSY GOOSE SWEEPER Tin Litho Musical Toy '50s!

Vintage SUSY GOOSE SWEEPER Tin Litho Musical Toy '50s! - eBay (item 310018631396 end time Feb-04-08 19:13:47 PST)

This vintage toy carpet sweeper is marked on the top, "Susy Goose Musical Tone Sweeper. 'it really works!'" Under one dump tray it's marked, "Mfg. by Kiddie Brush & Toy Co., Jonesville, Mich., U.S.A." The tin litho graphics have a fifties look to us.

The back panel says, "Guarantee. This Susy Goose toy is guaranteed to please. If it isn't completely satisfactory please return and we'll repair or replace and pay transportation both ways. 'The Simple Tasks Mold Character.'"

The music is the sound of a jingling bell. I can hear it above the squeak of the wheels that could use some grease. I can't see the bell.

The body of the sweeper is tin with colorful vintage graphics in very good condition nailed to wooden sides. The handle is wood painted red. The black wheels are plastic and marked, "Susy Goose." The red wheels touch the black ones and rotate the brush with soft bristles. The two green dirt catchers turn to dump just like a real sweeper.

The handle is 18 inches long. The body is 7 inches wide and 2 inches thick. Total length is 23 1/2 inches. There's some minor patina beside Susy's face and a couple dents in the back panel, and rust spots on the bottom.

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