Märklin Toy Steam Engine

Description (Brief):

This toy steam engine was made by the Märklin Company during the early 20th century. This toy steam engine consists of a firebox, horizontal brass boiler, chimney stack, and horizontal engine with flyball governor that powers a flywheel. The boiler and engine are mounted on a tin 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: mid 20th 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.329031Catalog Number: 329031Accession Number: 278175

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

Physical Description: brass (boiler material)lead (flywheel material)tin (part material)Measurements: flywheel-from catalog card: 3 in; x 7.62 cmboiler-from catalog card: 5 in x 2 in; x 12.7 cm x 5.08 cmbase-from catalog card: 9 in x 8 in; x 22.86 cm x 20.32 cmoverall: 9 7/8 in x 8 in x 9 1/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 20.32 cm x 23.1775 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9f9d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847222

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