Electric Engine Toy

Description (Brief)
This toy electric engine was made by an unknown maker around 1900. The reciprocating engine has a 3.5-inch flywheel on a cast-iron base.
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, electric engine
date made
ca 1900
overall: 4 1/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 16.8275 cm x 6.6675 cm
flywheel - from catalog card: 2 1/2 in; x 6.35 cm
base - from catalog card: 6 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in; x 16.8275 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
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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