Peanuts Ferris Wheel Musical Bank

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What I Love – Schmid made this musical bank in 1972. Drop a coin in the top to trigger the musical to play “Spinning wheel”. It’s a darling little number. The Schmid musical banks are some of my favorite pieces and I really must take some videos of them someday when I find them again.

Another fun feature of this musical is the characters. You’ve got your mainstays of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and a young Woodstock, with Franklin and Peppermint Patty thrown into the mix. I love how they twirl about in their colorful little seats as they spin round and round.

Finally, I wonder about the odd design choice of the mailbox graphic on the “doghouse”. It’s not exactly ferris wheel themed. What happened there? It’s still cute and I really only just noticed it now. We can’t un-notice it ever again. More mysteries to be left unsolved.

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