Linemar "Pluto the Drum Major" Wind-up Toy (circa 1955)
Oh, since I always look for that special "connection" when I buy items I should mention that my mom taught baton twirling for as long as I can remember. When I was growing up, there was a steady stream of students finding their way to our basement or the backyard. I took lessons for a few years and tried the Drum Major bit, but just couldn't get into it (much to my mother's dismay). However, the experience will be with me forever and this Pluto toy seemed to take me back to those days gone by...
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Linemar “Pluto the Drum Major” mechanical toy (circa 1955). A Linemar Toys "Pluto the Drum Major" wind-up toy. Made in Japan between 1950 and 1960. With original box in mint condition. Paint on Pluto is mint as well. Acquired 2000. SeqID-0530 Updated: 9/7/2005