Weeden No. 7 Toy Steam Engine

Description (Brief):

The Weeden Manufacturing Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts produced the Weeden No. 7 toy steam engine from 1890 until 1907. The Weeden No. 7 is features a horizontal boiler over a simulated brickwork firebox. The firebox holds a distinctive burner that has a small spouted fuel container with a fuel line that runs down to two wick holders. The horizontal engine is attached to a flywheel.

Description (Brief)

The Weeden Manufacturing Company was founded in New Bedford, Massachusetts by William M. Weeden in the early 1880s, originally producing a variety of tinplate household items. In 1884 it introduced the Weeden No. 1 Steam engine as “a new and great premium for boys” who were subscribers to the Youth’s Companion magazine. Weeden made over a hundred different models of toy steam engines until the company ceased operations in 1952.

Date Made: late 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

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Related Publication: Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection

Credit Line: Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MC.328957Catalog Number: 328957Accession Number: 278175

Object Name: toy, steam engine and boiler

Physical Description: paper (tag material)Measurements: overall: 4 5/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 11.7475 cm x 14.605 cm x 11.43 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-840d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847187

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