Ernst Plank Toy Steam Engine

Ernst Plank Toy Steam Engine

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Description (Brief)
This steam engine toy was made by Ernst Plank of Nuremburg, Germany, during the early 20th century. The toy consists of large boiler connected to a turbine with a steam line.
Ernst Plank founded his company in Nuremburg, Germany in 1866. The company was well known for manufacturing a variety of metal toys like steam locomotives, stationary steam engines, early photography equipment, and magic lanterns until its dissolution in 1935.
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, turbine
date made
ca 1900
overall - from catalog card: 8 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 19.05 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 18.415 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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