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).
|Wolverine 48 Wind Up Xylophone Record||08/2019||$549.99|
|1930 S Wolverine Wind Up Tin Toy W||09/2019||$190.00|
|1930 S 3 Discs Wolverine Wind Up Clown||07/2019||$175.00|
|Rare 1929 Wolverine Wind Up Tin Musical||07/2019||$51.00|
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