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 which is painted with red stripes.
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 1/2 in; x 19.05 cm x 11.43 cm
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 9 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 23.8125 cm x 24.13 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
MC*329002
catalog number
329002
accession number
278175
subject
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
See more items in
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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