Fleischmann No.155/1 Toy Steam Roller

Description (Brief)
The Fleischmann No.155/1 Toy Steam Roller was produced by the Fleischmann Company of Nuremberg, Germany around 1953-1955. Nuremburg toy companies were located in the American-occupied zone of Germany after World War II, and made toys exclusively for American resale as a way to get foreign currency into the country. Many Nuremburg tin toys from this time bear either the stamp “Made in US Zone Germany” or “Made in Western Germany ” as this one does. This steam roller consists of a black firebox, tin boiler, red cab with black canopy, and flywheel banded to back wheel that supplied the roller with its motion.
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, steam engine and boiler
date made
mid 20th century
overall: 7 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 7 1/4 in x 9 in x 3 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 22.86 cm x 8.89 cm
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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
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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