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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:


  • 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)


1930s (made)


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.


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


Mild steel


Pressing; Lithography


Mechanical toys; Toy vehicles; War

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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