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    McDonald's Playland Birdie the Early Bird Designs Original Art Group of 9 (McDonald's/Setmakers, 1982-84). The custom-designed rides in McDonald's Playlands incorporated the McDonaldland characters in all sorts of creative ways. This a collection of technical drawings of proposed rides for these Playlands. In them an assortment of McDonaldland characters are featured, most notable Birdie, the Early Bird who has the distinction of being the first identifiably female McDonaldland character. Included in the nine pieces is a remarkably vibrant hand-colored blueprint of one of the drawings. The other eight are tightly rendered in graphite and include detailed measurements, mechanical suggestions, graphics, and material call-outs. These drawings were submitted purely for consideration on feasibility of engineering and cost which makes them incredibly rare, one-off concept pieces that have been seen by very few. The list of rides and their dates are: Early Bird Helicopter -- colored blue print and drawing (1982), Hamburger Rocker (1982), Fry Guy Rocker (1984), Four Rider Manual Pedal Whirl (1984), Proposed Rocker Units (1984), Preliminary Study for Small Children Whirl (1983), Early Bird Pull Around (1984), and Proposed McDonald's Pull Around (1984). The three original drawings are on 24" x 36" Setmakers-branded vellum and the blueprint is on paper of the same size. The group shows light handling wear and creases; otherwise, condition is Fine.

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