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RARE Antique 1890 Weeden Tin and Brass Toy Steam Engine

$650.00

Antique c. 1890 Weeden Tin and Brass Toy Steam Engine w/ Burner Tank and Ornate Feet

 


RARE Antique c. 1890 Weeden Tin and Brass Toy Steam Engine w/ Burner Tank and Ornate Feet

Description

The metal base holds steam engine tank with separate burner tank. It has a faux brick design with ornate feet. Weeden...Founded in the 1880's in New Bedford, Massachusetts, by William N. Weeden, the company originally manufactured tin plate household items and oil lamp burners. The company produced its first toy steam engine in 1885 and continued to improve on it designs and mechanisms throughout the early-twentieth century. Initially, the majority of models ran on wood alcohol, but by the mid-1920s, the company began to introduce models fitted with electric heat. By the early-1940's, the company had approximately 100 different models of toy steam engines.

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