The Musical Walnut joke

This realistic rubber walnut emits a squeak when you squeeze it as you pick it up. The walnut is stamped ‘Foreign’. The illustrated Davenports advertisement is also amusing, as well as being over the top. It reads: You invite your guest to take some walnuts with her wine but when she touches one “sweet music fills the air!”. Davenports sold many squeaking jokes. The illustrated full page from a Davenports catalogue gives an idea of the variety.


Date Circa 1920s and 1930s.
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Ref no N2451