Weeden Model #238, Tinplate Steam Engine Toy, Made In U.S.A.
Weeden Model #238, Tinplate Steam Engine Toy, Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
This Toy Steam Engine was Manufactured By The Weeden Manufacturing Company Of New Bedford, Massachusetts From 1894 Until 1933. The Engine Is a Weeden Model Number 238 and Consists Of a Vertical Firebox and Brass Boiler On a Tinplate Base.
The Weeden Manufacturing Company was founded in the early 1880s, by William M. Weeden. originally producing a variety of tinplate household items. In 1884 it introduced the Weeden No. 1 Steam engine as “a new and great premium for boys” who were subscribers to the Youth’s Companion magazine. Weeden made over a hundred different models of toy steam engines until the company ceased operations in 1952.
Tinplate Toys are Desirable To Tinplate Collectors.
Item Code - TOY7B3441JDA
Width: 5" Height: 12 1/2" Depth: 5" Weight: 459 g