Vintage Automata Toys

Something nostalgic, a bit steampunk, and totally unique--Automata Toys. I think if you have an eccentric, interesting, nostalgic, steampunk, or older relative you need to find a gift for, one of these would say "I know you're unique and I'm promoting that."

Made in the 1930s by Wolverine Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania, this vintage musical automaton toy plays the xylophone. The tune it plays is "programmed" on the profile of a cam measuring about 3" in diameter. By changing the came, the little figure will play any one of six songs:

1. The Farmer in the Dell
2. Yankee Doodle
3. My Old Kentucky Home
4. Sidewalks of New York
5. Silent Night
6. Listen to the Mocking Bird

Of course, everyone knows this famous one (and kind of fears it too)

Now, it gets creepier...


  1. oh i am totally in for the vintage toys... i still have all my toys from when i was a kid. the idea was to hand down those toys to my kids... and we all know that is not happening. sad day in whatsville.


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