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Black Americana Diaper Dan 1949 Figural Thermometer
Black Americana Diaper Dan 1949 Figural Thermometer

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Text and photos copyright 2017 Teri Rosvall. Do not use without permission.

This 5-1/2 inch high vintage wood composition figural thermometer was made by Multi Products in 1949. It depicts a diaper clad, partially bare-bottomed African American baby or toddler peeking out from behind the thermometer. A period wholesaler's catalog page advertising advertising "Molded Wood Novelties" shows this piece with the following description:

"Diaper Dan for the weather fan. Thermometer held by coy character whose diaper forecasts weather by changing color."

not sure if the color changing diaper still works (if it ever really did). The thermometer probably reads about 5 degrees too low as there's about 5 degrees of red liquid stuck at the top. The Syroco style figurine is in very good condition with no chips, damage, or wear. Marked Multi Products 1949 at the lower back.

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Price: $40.00
37.08 EUR 32.00 GBP 4,426 JPY

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