1920-30's Weeden Mfg. Co. Model 646 Road-Steam Roller Toy
Item #: 3294 This company certainly paid attention to detail in their toys! Weeden Manufacturing Company manufactured steam powered toys from 1883 to 1942. This model is No. 646. This little chain driven steam roller toy is in excellent condition for its age. The steam roller was first introduced in 1926 and produced into 1935. All parts appear complete and original to the steam roller, except for the brass bottom plate, which was professionally machined for it. The fuel went in the reservoir at the bottom, water went in the boiler, and when the three wicks were lit at the bottom it would actually "chug" along! This toy must have required a lot of parental guidance! The dimensions of the locomotive are; 7" long, 3 ½" wide, and & 6 ½" tall to the top of the smoke stack. The Weeden name is embossed on the side of the steam roller. The paint is original. It has not been cleaned or touched up. A really special steam toy that would be a fine addition to your collection!