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Wolverine Co SS America Tin Ocean Liner for Sale


Wolverine Co SS America Tin Ocean Liner for sale

Stellar Ship SS America sails off via Wolverine pressed tin and steel wheels.  Our toy is near new old stock and a delight to hold.  It is of a smaller scale, but the colors are extremely bright and design top notch for American pressed tin.

Lithography has what first appears to be discolorations on the edges of the design, but this is actually caused by the toy maker’s pressings.  The Litho was first printed and then formed second; it is a factory characteristic.

The name and double litho flags are patriotic, as is the red pin striping with a white upper structure with blue highlights.

Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1903 – 1950
Founders: Benjamin F. Bain and his wife.
Specialty: The Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Company was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1903, and incorporated in 1906. Wolverine`s early toys were set in motion by the weight of sand or marbles. These popular toys were usually designed to unload sand or marbles from an elevated hopper. The toys, once set in operation, continue to operate unattended until the supply of marbles or sand was exhausted, thereby providing endless hours of fun for youngsters. These type of toys were called “Sandy Andy”. In 1918, Wolverine`s line expanded to include girls` toys. Introduced at the New York Toy Fair in March of that year, were such toys as tea sets, sand pails, wash tubs, glass washboards, ironing boards and miniature grocery stores. In 1928, Wolverine introduced their “Sunny Andy” and Sunny Suzy” toys. Company advertising explained that the new names for the toys would cover all toys not operated by sand. By 1929, airplanes, boats, buses, and other toys had joined the Wolverine family of toys. Wolverine continued to expand their toy line throughout the 9130s, right up to the beginning of WWII, almost as if they were immune from the effects of the Depression. Even the sand toys, relatively unchanged from the early 1900`s, were still being sold into the 1950`s.

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in