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.”
Location
Currently not on view
date made
20th century
place made
Deutschland
Measurements
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
ID Number
MC*328935
catalog number
328935
accession number
278175
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
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Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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