Found Disney: Mickey Mouse Electric Nightlight by Schmid

When you gotta go, you gotta go! And when that happens in the middle of the night, you better have something to light your way. No problem, the Mickey Mouse Electric Nightlight is on the job!

Schmid is usually associated with musical figurines or other ceramic collectibles. But I guess it’s not too much of a stretch to offer a such a wonderful ceramic night-time accessory:

Sitting pretty and looking happy, Mickey is ready to put the light in your night. I found this at a local antique shop for $60.00 CAN. As you can see, I didn’t buy it, but I thought it deserved a place in my Found Disney series.

The fact that it still has the ‘Nightlight’ sticker on it is a nice touch, as these are usually removed by the consumer when the piece is put on display in the home. The paper ‘Schmid’ sticker is also still affixed to its original place inside the bottom rim. The Disney branding in this case is The Walt Disney Company. This trademark has been used from 1986 to the present.

The plug with the dial toggle for turning the nightlight on and off, and the plug with no ground prong, likely dates this piece to the late 80s or early 90s. A third prong was added to outlets and plugs in the mid-60s to increase safety and prevent electric shock. But many appliances didn’t require the third (usually rounder) prong for some time. But by the late 90s most appliances were appearing with the third prong more often than not as building codes and consumer awareness increased.

Mickey gives us the cold shoulder while he waits to be plugged in so that he can give us some warm light. Don’t worry, Pal! I’m sure someone will buy you soon.

This nightlight also came in a larger musical version. I also have a Prospector Mickey nightlight and flashlight combo. Check it out!

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