About the Book

Wolverine Mechanical Toys: A Collector’s Journal and Numbered Catalog List is the first-ever book to exclusively cover the fascinating and intricate history of the tin toys made on Pittsburgh’s North Side.


Exhaustively detailed in nearly 50 chapters, the book covers all aspects of the Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Company, including:

  • Derivation of the Wolverine Company name
  • Early growth & move to Pittsburgh’s Northside
  • Turning over the reigns
  • Sandy Andy goes to the World’s Fair
  • The union and employees
  • The New York City connection
  • Acquisition of competitors and patents
  • Wolverine factory and buildings
  • Catalogs and advertisements
  • Toy value guide
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