Toy Steam Engine

Description (Brief)
This brass engine model was made by an unknown maker in the early 20th century. The model is a “walking beam” engine with a 7-inch diameter flywheel. The engine can run when hooked up to a power source such as a boiler or compressed air.
Currently not on view
Object Name
engine, steam
engine, steam, toy
toy, engine, steam
toy, engine steam
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 11 in x 6 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 15.875 cm x 29.21 cm
overall - from catalog card: 11 in x 12 in x 6 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 30.48 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
maker referenced
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
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