Peerless Toy Steam Engine

Description (Brief)
This Peerless brand toy steam engines was manufactured around 1900. The overtype engine consists of a horizontal boiler with sight glass and lever safety valve. A slide valve engine powers a flywheel on top of the boiler. The engine sits on an iron frame.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
cast iron (overall material)
Measurements
flywheel: 5 1/4 in; x 13.335 cm
boiler: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; x 19.05 cm x 10.795 cm
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 9 5/8 in x 10 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in; 24.4475 cm x 25.7175 cm x 12.3825 cm
ID Number
MC.329001
catalog number
329001
accession number
278175
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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