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Vintage 1950's See and Spell, Tin Litho Toy, Vintage Educational Toy By Wolverine Toy Company

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Vintage 1950's See and Spell, Tin Litho Toy, Vintage Educational Toy By Wolverine Toy Company Does not come in the original factory box and will look well used but tested and still works. Material: Tin Here is a vintage tin litho toy that was educational as well as fun. The bright colorful graphics on this toy include a group of students spelling for their teacher. This has a working push handle to spin the words and pictures on the rotating dials. Lift the red cover to see the answers and the red cover was replaced with a new one. Shaped similar to a desktop adding machine, it measures 3 7/8" inches tall, 7" inches long and 6 1/8" inches wide. Scratches, consistent with age of this vintage toy. Made in the U.S.A. by the Wolverine Toy Company. Wolverine Toy Company collection 1908-1984 Subject Wolverine Toy Company (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Industry--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh, Toys--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh History: The Wolverine Toy Company Collection contains primarily toy and trade catalogs and press kits from other toy manufacturing companies announcing the introduction of new toys. The catalogs are those of Wolverine's competitors which included Hasbro and Fisher-Price in 1985. Wolverine Toy Company collection, 1908-1984, MSS 0716, Detre Library and Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center, Cataloging of this collection was funded by a Basic Processing grant from NHPRC., Spang & Company Gift 2002 2002.0041, The Wolverine Toy Company (originally the Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co.) was founded in 1903 in Pittsburgh, Pa. by Benjamin F. Bain, a die maker from Michigan. Named for the University of Michigan football team, the company began as a tool-and-die company, making the most profit manufacturing parts for kitchens. In 1910, Bain created dies for the Sandy Andy toy until the inventor of Sandy Andy died and Bain decided to manufacture the toy in his own factory. The first toys to be manufactured by Wolverine were sand-operated and made out of mechanical tin or pressed steel, such as Sandy Andy. Later, the company produced toy vehicles powered by a string motor as well as toy appliances. Wolverine became a major toy manufacturer by 1920. After Bain died, James Lehren took over as president who, throughout the Depression and World War II, steered the company to manufacture military equipment. In 1962, the company changed its name to the Wolverine Toy Company before being bought out by Spang Industries of Butler, Pennsylvania. All manufacturing operations were moved to Booneville, Arkansas in 1971 and the name was changed again in 1986 to Todays Kids, and at which point the company changed its focus to the production of plastic toys. The company ceased operations in the 1990s., Gift of Spang & Company., Processed MSS 0716 11/2011 S. Eckland, Collection level finding aid available. Inventory included in donor file.
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