Fleischmann No.155/1 Toy Steam Roller

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Description (Brief)
The Fleischmann No.155/1 Toy Steam Roller was produced by the Fleischmann Company of Nuremberg, Germany around 1953-1955. Nuremburg toy companies were located in the American-occupied zone of Germany after World War II, and made toys exclusively for American resale as a way to get foreign currency into the country. Many Nuremburg tin toys from this time bear either the stamp “Made in US Zone Germany” or “Made in Western Germany ” as this one does. This steam roller consists of a black firebox, tin boiler, red cab with black canopy, and flywheel banded to back wheel that supplied the roller with its motion.
Location
Currently not on view
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
mid 20th century
ID Number
MC.328927
catalog number
328927
accession number
278175
Related Publication
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 7 1/4 in x 9 in x 3 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 22.86 cm x 8.89 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
toy, steam engine and boiler