Beggs No. 2 Toy Steam Locomotive

Description (Brief)
The Beggs No. 2 toy locomotive was manufactured by Eugene Beggs of Paterson, New Jersey between 1871 and 1906. The locomotive operated on live steam and ran on a special tracks manufactured by Beggs. This locomotive is not a model of any particular locomotive, but was a toy engine with a 2-2-2 wheel arrangement, smokestack, sand dome, and steam dome. The locomotive has a cab for the fireman and engineer.
Currently not on view
date made
late 19th century
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 12 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm x 32.385 cm
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Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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