Bernz Steam Engine Model

Description (Brief):

The museum’s catalogue records indicate that this toy steam engine and boiler is a model number 7 made by Otto Bernz. This model is marked “Otto Bernz, Newark, N.J., Pat. Mar 16, 1911.” Otto Bernz (later BernzOmatic) was a well known gasoline torch manufacturer. This patent refers to patent number 536,192 which was a patent for an automatic pressure torch. It is possible that this model uses the automatic pressure described in the patent to run the horizontal engine.

Date Made: 1911

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.328987Catalog Number: 328987Accession Number: 278175

Object Name: toy, steam engine and boilersteam engine and boiler, toy

Physical Description: brass (overall material)wood (bed material)Measurements: base: 5 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; x 14.605 cm x 10.795 cmoverall: 8 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x 14.605 cm x 10.795 cm


Record Id: nmah_847197

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