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.
Currently not on view
Physical Description
white metal (overall material)
tin (base material)
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
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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
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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