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
Object Name
toy, steam engine and boiler
steam engine and boiler, toy
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
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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