Locomotive

Object Number: 
1937.479
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Iron, tin, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 12.1 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
Nadelman collection sticker: "466 / Am"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group