The Zilotone, made by the Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Co. in the 1930s, features a man playing a xylophone.

A disc made of metal is inserted in the toy, and the clockwork is wound up. When switched on, the musician moves back and forth while hitting the keys with a mallet. These toys came with metal song discs.


Chromolithographed sheet steel spring driven musical toy with six different disc songs, marked on front 'Zilotone' with harlequin/clown type musician holding a hammer that strikes steel bars, each lettered with fixed key on right rear and off-on lever beside key.

Zilotone value and price guide

What's your 'Zilotone' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):

Picture Title Date Sold for
Wolverine 48 Wind Up Xylophone Record 08/2019 $549.99
Wolverine No 48 Wind Up Xylophone Record 06/2019 $249.99
1930 S 3 Discs Wolverine Wind Up Clown 07/2019 $175.00
Sandy Andy 1930 S Wolverine Xylophone 3 06/2019 $155.00
Tin Toy Wolverine 1920 S 30 S Wind Up 07/2019 $139.99
Rare 1929 Wolverine Wind Up Tin Musical 07/2019 $51.00

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