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.
What's your 'Zilotone' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):
|By Wolverine Supply Mfg Co||04/2019||$138.50|
|Wolverine No 48 Wind Up Xylophone Record||06/2019||$249.99|
|Wolverine Tin Metal Wind Up Automation||05/2019||$225.00|