Ernst Plank Toy Steam Engine

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Description (Brief)
This steam engine toy was made by Ernst Plank of Nuremburg, Germany, during the early 20th century. The toy consists of large boiler connected to a turbine with a steam line.
Ernst Plank founded his company in Nuremburg, Germany in 1866. The company was well known for manufacturing a variety of metal toys like steam locomotives, stationary steam engines, early photography equipment, and magic lanterns until its dissolution in 1935.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
overall - from catalog card: 8 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 19.05 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 18.415 cm x 18.415 cm
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Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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