Toy Beam Engine

Description (Brief)
This toy beam engine was made by an unknown manufacturer during the early 20th century. The toy is driven by a spring in its tin base. The engine consists of a vertical valve and walking beam shafted to a flywheel.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, steam engine
steam engine, beam type, toy
toy, steam engine and boiler
Physical Description
white metal (overall material)
tin (base material)
Measurements
overall - from catalog card: 6 in; 15.24 cm
flywheel - from catalog card: 3 1/2 in; x 8.89 cm
overall: 6 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in; 15.875 cm x 9.525 cm x 14.9225 cm
ID Number
MC*329042
catalog number
329042
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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