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Steam Wagon

1931.340 (RS192967)

Description

Model of a steam locomotive with two wheels and a smoke stack.

Details

Label
According to the Misses Allen: In 1829, Andrew J. Allen, grandfather of the donors, conceived the idea that there must be some way for transportation other than by horse power. He had William T. James of New York build the model of the first locomotive to show the public what could be done. The model was one of several steam engines exhibited in Faneuil Hall for the Exhibition of Manufacturers and Works of Art beginning on September 18, 1837. It ran on a circular track pulling one car that visitors could ride on for 25 cents per person.
Maker
James, William T. (Inventor)
Date
1829
Inscriptions
"William T. James, New York, Patent 1829"
Object type
Rail Transportation -- Equipment
Descriptive terms
Locomotive, Steam
mechanical toys
steam engines (engines)
Dimensions
36 x 17 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.340
Credit Line
Gift of the Misses Nellie and Carrie Allen
GUSN
267454

Comments

Model of a steam locomotive with two wheels and a smoke stack. #

AvatarPosted by Oliver Evans on February 10, 2014
Model of a steam locomotive with two wheels and a smoke stack.
Maker: James, William T. (Inventor)
 
Can I please obtain a photo of this model. Thanks!

Steam Wagon model #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on February 11, 2014
Thank you for your inquiry, Mr. Evans.
If you would like to send me am email at nchalfant@historicnewengland.org, I would be happy to provide an image of this object.
Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager