Toy Engine

Description (Brief)
This model engine is a vertical engine with a 2.5-inch flywheel on top of an oil-can boiler. This engine consists of some homemade parts and some parts from the J.E. Stevens Company. The donor of this item, Greville Bathe, was a machinist who would fashion his own parts to complete engines and models.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
engine and boiler, steam
engine and boiler, steam, model
model, steam engine and boiler
Measurements
flywheel-from catalog card: 2 1/2 in; x 6.35 cm
overall-from catalog card: 7 in; 17.78 cm
overall: 7 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
MC*329018
catalog number
329018
accession number
278175
subject
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
See more items in
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.