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Weeden Manufacturing Company #17 upright Stationary Steam Engine

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Weeden Manufacturing Company #17 upright Stationary Steam Engine


The Weeden Manufacturing Company was located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The upright steam engine, of which more than 110 different models were made, was one of two types of toy steam engines the company made. From the Weeden Catalogue listing: “It has a highly polished blued brass boiler firmly secured to a durable base. This engine is provided with a water glass with brass cocks, a reversing valve, by means of which it can be run backward or forward with equal speed. The whistle is brass. Face of balance wheel and base under engine are polished nickel.” This model was the first to have a forward and reverse lever and could be reversed while running. It sold for the price of $4.00, when introduced and $4.50 when its production ceased and could be purchased in brass, nickel plated or blued brass. These toys were tested before being packaged. They included parts that could be changed out and instructions for doing so.

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Dawes County Historical Society Museum, Chadron State College History Harvest, 2014


1920 circa


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