The Japanese company Daishin manufactured the classic cymbal monkey during the 1950s and 1960s under the name Musical Jolly Chimp. That version of it screeches and shows his teeth when a button is pressed on his head.
Later versions from other toy makers copied the facial expressions but changed the toy's outfit and name. In the mid 1960s through the early 1970s a Japanese built Charley Chimp, was sold by street peddlers on the streets of lower Manhattan in NYC. Other names include Pepi Tumbling Monkey, Musical Monkey and Magic Monkey.
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