Märklin No. 5 Toy Steam Engine

Description (Brief):

This Märklin No. 5 toy steam engine was built by the Märklin Manufacturing Company of Göppingen, Germany during the early 20th century. This toy steam engine consists of an externally fired horizontal brass boiler on top of a simulated brick firebox and chimney. The horizontal slide valve cylinder engine drives a flywheel with slip-eccentric reversing gear. The boiler and engine are mounted on a tinplate base.

Description (Brief)

The Märklin Company was established in 1859 in the town of Göppingen, Germany by tin smith Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin. Märklin began his business with the production of tin doll houses, but the company soon began producing a variety of tinplate and metal items, eventually specializing in toys that included steam engines such as this one.

Date Made: ca 1950

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. August Mencken

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MC.322911Catalog Number: 322911Accession Number: 220719

Object Name: toy, steam engine and boiler

Physical Description: brass (overall material)tinplate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 1/4 in x 10 7/8 in x 10 7/8 in; 36.195 cm x 27.6225 cm x 27.6225 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9b08-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847206

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