Peerless Toy Steam Engine

Description (Brief)
This Peerless brand toy steam engine was made during the early 20th century. The toy consists of a cast iron boiler and a horizontal slide valve engine and flywheel.
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, steam engine and boiler
steam engine and boiler, toy
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
cast iron (overall material)
flywheel - from catalog card: 3 3/4 in; x 9.525 cm
boiler - from catalog card: 3 1/2 in x 6 in; x 8.89 cm x 15.24 cm
overall - from catalog card: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 9 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 6 7/8 in; 23.495 cm x 18.415 cm x 17.4625 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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