Wolverine Supply & Mfg. ca. 1950s Pressed Steel Windup “Jet Roller Coaster” for Sale


Wolverine Supply & Mfg. ca. 1950s Pressed Steel Windup “Jet Roller Coaster”

We have for you a ca. 1950s pressed steel windup “Jet Roller Coaster” manufactured by the Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The windup has been tested and works. This toy is in excellent condition with great windup action. The toy winds up and a space-age vehicle gets lifted to the top of the ramp and then speeds forward. It bumps off of the ramp end, then reverses and coasts backward. The lift is then triggered and the toy does a full circle and again goes down the ramp. An efficient toy that has great play action.

This piece is in all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 21” L x 4 ½” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine the quality and condition.



A brief history of 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. Once set in operation, the toys continue to operate unattended until the supply of marbles or sand is exhausted, providing endless fun for youngsters. These types 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, washtubs, 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 and by 1929, airplanes, boats, buses, and other toys had joined the Wolverine family of toys. Wolverine continued to expand their toy line throughout the 1930s, 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 1900s, were still being sold into the 1950s.

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 6 × 6 in