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The Regular Stuff: Chat, Buy, Sell, Off Topic, etc. => General Discussion - Model & Toy Steam Engines – Stirling Cycle – Flame Lickers – Small Antique Originals => Topic started by: Scorpion2nz on October 22, 2020, 12:52:44 am

Title: New Arrival
Post by: Scorpion2nz on October 22, 2020, 12:52:44 am


Unknown vertical
Base is cast iron 14 cm by 14 cm
Boiler diameter is about 7 cm by 8 cm high Side plus a bit more for the dome
Total height is 25 cm  boiler has a central flue .
Only markings on it are   9.  1916   Under the cast base and Anaconda on the valve rod .
 The screw in the SV.  bush is obviously wrong .
Weighs about 1.35 kilos

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Some one somewhere will know what it is but i don’t .

Cheers
Dennis
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: Rob1962 on October 22, 2020, 01:24:39 am
Nice.Vintage104 Years old.Possibly American made.I did a search nothing turned up.
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: Damnfmaschine on October 22, 2020, 02:42:12 am
The base has a distinct Bing look to it Dennis however the firehouse and boiler are different.
My example shown here has 1913 under the base.
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: Damnfmaschine on October 22, 2020, 02:44:51 am
I wonder if ‘Anaconda’ is the name of or type of brass/brazing rod that that shaft was made from and was left on the piece. I have seen other rods with similar lettering.
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: St Paul Steam on October 22, 2020, 05:31:19 am
looks very robust, definitely better made than most, I like it.
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: Nick on October 22, 2020, 07:57:21 am
It’s a German made Renown 101  ;)

Haha, I have no clue, but agree with Walter on the base
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: Stoker on October 22, 2020, 10:12:36 am
Certainly looks German to me, but how much toy steam production actually occurred during the WWI war years I wonder? Seems like brass in particular would be hard to come by for toy makers!
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: txlabman on November 09, 2020, 08:16:15 pm
I don't have a clue on the model or maker.

But, a nice engine.

Is it a runner?
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: Scorpion2nz on November 11, 2020, 02:02:59 am
I don't have a clue on the model or maker.

But, a nice engine.

Is it a runner?

A runner ??  Now that is a good question . I have been unable to find time so as yet I am unsure
This is a deficit on my part that i will have to rectify

Cheers
Dennis
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: txlabman on November 11, 2020, 06:42:16 am
I don't have a clue on the model or maker.

But, a nice engine.

Is it a runner?

A runner ??  Now that is a good question . I have been unable to find time so as yet I am unsure
This is a deficit on my part that i will have to rectify

Cheers
Dennis

Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: RedRyder on November 11, 2020, 07:40:53 am
I wonder if ‘Anaconda’ is the name of or type of brass/brazing rod that that shaft was made from and was left on the piece. I have seen other rods with similar lettering.



Anaconda Copper was a large company founded in Butte Montana in the 1800's. I the 1920's they bought American Brass in Connecticut. They supplied copper products to the world.


Here is some info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaconda_Copper


Gil
Title: Re: New Arrival
Post by: yussufhippo on November 14, 2020, 12:06:11 pm
Actually, it does not look like a German product to me...

Apart from the base, that is.

Looking forward to seeing a reliable identification and the video of its first run...