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Clockwork toy - Sunny Andy Tank

Sunny Andy Tank

  • Object:

    Clockwork toy

  • Place of origin:

    Pittsburgh (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1930s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wolverine (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pressed mild steel, tinplated and lithographed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by H.J. Yallop, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    MISC.54-1969

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Clockwork toy resembling a First World War tank, made from tinplated lithographed mild steel. The tank has a total of eight wheels, on which run two rubber belts resembling caterpillar tracks. On either side of the tank is a red sponson, from which projects a gun. The toy is patterned overall with a green and black camouflage scheme on a yellow ground. The camouflage resembles the branches of a tree. With the toy is a key and original box.

Place of Origin

Pittsburgh (manufactured)

Date

1930s (made)

Artist/maker

Wolverine (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Pressed mild steel, tinplated and lithographed

Marks and inscriptions

No. 173
Sunny Andy Tank
Manufactured only by Wolverine Supply and Mfg. Co. Pittsburgh; P.A. U.S.A.

Dimensions

Length: 37 cm

Object history note

Given to the Museum in 1969 by H.J. Yallop, Esq. [69/2618]

Descriptive line

Sunny Andy Tank; Metal, clockwork, and wood, Wolverine, American, 1930s

Card box for Sunny Andy Tank made in the USA by the Wolverine Corporation about 1918; tank, box, Wolverine; Card, American c1918

Materials

Mild steel

Techniques

Pressing; Lithography

Categories

Mechanical toys; Toy vehicles; War

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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