German Toy Steam Engine

Description (Brief)
This toy steam engine was produced in Germany by an unknown maker during the early 20th century. Comparisons to other engines reveal similarities to the Schoenner 107 toy steam engine, which was manufactured during the early 20th century. Jean Schoenner formed his company in 1875, but sold the business to Falk in 1912. The overtype engine has a firebox that shows wear, with a silver boiler, horizontal valve engine, and flywheel. The engine has platform steps on the front and side, and the base is stamped “F144.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, steam engine and boiler
date made
20th century
overall: 14 in x 12 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 31.75 cm
overall-engine: 9 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in; 24.765 cm x 31.75 cm x 14.9225 cm
overall-smokestack: 7 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; 19.05 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
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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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