Toy Steam Engine

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Description (Brief)
This toy steam turbine consists of a firebox and boiler in a pressed sheet metal container painted to simulate brickwork. The boiler has a sight glass and safety valve, with a steam line powering a turbine wheel made from an eggbeater gear that is connected to a second gear. A line shaft is connected to the toy’s wooden base that could be strung to the turbine and power a variety of toy machine accessories.
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
ID Number
MC.329050
catalog number
329050
accession number
278175
Related Publication
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Measurements
overall: 16 3/4 in x 12 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 42.545 cm x 32.385 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 16 3/4 in x 12 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 42.545 cm x 32.385 cm x 19.05 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
toy, steam turbine and boiler
steam turbine and boiler, toy