Model, Jacob Perkins 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 cutaway model consists of a boiler on the first floor and a vertical engine on the second floor. The model identifies the building as the home of Perkins& Company Engineers of No. 69 Fleet Street, London, England.
Currently not on view
Object Name
engine, steam
engine, steam, model
model, steam engine
overall-from catalog card: 20 in x 12 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 50.8 cm x 31.75 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 20 in x 12 3/4 in x 7 3/8 in; 50.8 cm x 32.385 cm x 18.7325 cm
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
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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