Iron, tin, wood
Overall: 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 12.1 x 24.1 cm )
Nadelman collection sticker: "466 / Am"
Tinned sheet iron clockwork locomotive with wooden smokestack, cast iron wheels, and bell on top; with embossed floral decoration on body and painted details on cab; clockwork mechanism can be seen through open cab, connected to spools at sides.
While this toy resembles toy locomotives made by George W. Brown of Forestville, CT, the embossed decoration, in particular, suggests that it was made by another, possibly related company. A number of tin manufacturers operated within two counties - Hartford and Middlesex - and many designs were common to several toy companies (See Publications).
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.