Weeden No. 441 Toy Steam Engine

Description (Brief)
This toy steam engine was manufactured by the Weeden Manufacturing Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts from around 1920-1927. The engine is model number 441, and consists of a cast iron base, steel firebox, and brass boiler. The vertical slide valve engine is attached to a flywheel.
The Weeden Manufacturing Company was founded in New Bedford, Massachusetts by William M. Weeden in the early 1880s, originally producing a variety of tinplate household items. In 1884 it introduced the Weeden No. 1 Steam engine as “a new and great premium for boys” who were subscribers to the Youth’s Companion magazine. Weeden made over a hundred different models of toy steam engines until the company ceased operations in 1952.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
cast iron (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 4 3/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 11.1125 cm x 13.335 cm
overall - flywheel: 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in; x .635 cm x 6.6675 cm
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Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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