Wolverine Zilotone musical toy

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.

Description

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.

Updated: 28 September 2021

Zilotone value and price guide

What's your Zilotone worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
c734 presenting zilotone mystical magical wind up clown C734 Presenting Zilotone Mystical Magical Wind Up Clown 08/2021 £274.98
wolverine zilotone xylophone mechanical wind up toy 3 Wolverine Zilotone Xylophone Mechanical Wind Up Toy 3 07/2021 £205.31
wolverine zilotone 48 wind up xylophone record player Wolverine Zilotone 48 Wind Up Xylophone Record Player 08/2021 £177.45
wolverine zilotone 48 wind up xylophone record player Wolverine Zilotone 48 Wind Up Xylophone Record Player 08/2021 £177.45
wolverine zilotone xylophone mechanical wind up toy Wolverine Zilotone Xylophone Mechanical Wind Up Toy 08/2021 £183.31
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Comments (4)
Bruce - November 23, 2021
Hi,
I'm looking for the 3 optional disks for the Wolverine No.48 Zilotone clockwork musical toy from the 1930's:
200 Wearing of the Green
201 My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
202 Good Night Ladies
If you have any ideas on where I might be able to locate one or more of these disks, please let me know.
Thank you,
Bruce
David - January 2, 2021
I'm about to bid on a 1930'S ZILOTONE WIND UP MUSIC TOY YANKEE DOODLE. I don't know if it works but I can see the large F note is missing. How can I get the missing note. Besides the missing note, it looks fine for a old toy. How much do you think its worth?
David - January 2, 2021
Hi. Where can I get the missing note? How much do you think its worth as is ?
Roy - November 12, 2020
Excellent please send link for Manufacturers history. Many thanks Roy
These toys were made by: Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Co..