Model, Jacob Perkins 1823 Mill Steam Engine

Description (Brief)
This model was made by the Bathe Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the early 20th century. Greville Bathe was a machinist and steam engine hobbyist who would fashion his own parts to complete toy steam engines and models. The model consists of vertical boiler on the first floor powering a horizontal engine on the second floor. The model identifies the building as the home of Perkins & Company Engineers of No. 69 Fleet Street, London, England.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
engine, steam
engine, steam, model
model, steam engine
date made
1823
Measurements
overall-from catalog card: 18 1/2 in x 12 in x 7 in; 46.99 cm x 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: 18 1/2 in x 12 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 46.99 cm x 30.7975 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
MC*329093
catalog number
329093
accession number
278175
subject
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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