WEEDEN TOY STEAM ENGINES
 


Engine No.1, Drawing from Original Patent

The Weeden Manufacturing Company's production of toy steam engines has left a memorable legacy. Founded by an ingenious watch maker, William Nye Weeden, this U.S. company made its mark in history competing with German manufactures from the Nuremberg area such as Bing, Doll, Marklin, Plank and Schoenner as well as Mamod, Bowman and Burnac in the UK.

My retirement had given me more time to pursue my interest in toy steam engines, and I soon discovered there is actually very little available online information about Weeden Manufacturing's history or its products. The goal of this site, with the generous help of so many, is to preserve the history of these marvelous little engines.

I have tried to provide enough views of the various engines to make identifying them possible, I do have additional photos of some models on file and will gladly share them with anyone that needs more information for restoration purposes.

I have listed a range of selling prices as engines come up on eBay to give a idea of the value of the models, however as with everything else on eBay there are a lot of factors that come into play so take this for what it is worth.

As a collector I am also interested in acquiring complete engines or parts of engines for restoration.

 

Frank Campbell

 

Horizontal Engines







No. 7


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No. 124

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Thanks Alan R.

No. 210 - 211 - 212


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No. 275


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Thanks Curt M.

No. 310 - 311 - 312

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Thanks Dave G.

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No. 648

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No. 649


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No. 670

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No. 802


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No. 900


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No. 902


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No. 903


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Thanks Dave G.

Upright Engines

No. 1


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No. 4B


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No. 36 Pile Driver


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No. 37 Force


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Thanks Dave G.

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No. NP41


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No. NP42


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Thanks Robin Corsiglia..

No. 74 - 75 - 76


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No. 77


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No. 123


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Thanks Alan R.

No. 138


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Thanks Jeff H

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No. 144


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No. 155


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Thanks Rob M.

No. 156


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Thanks Rob M.

No. 157


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No. 207


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Thanks Vic C.

No. 238 - 239


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No. 338 - 339


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No. 340 - 341 -342


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No. 344 - 345


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No. 420


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No. 440 - 441 - 442


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No. 500


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Thanks Dave G

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No. 642


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No. 672


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No. 675


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No. 720


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No. 815


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Mobile Engines

No. 28 Locomobile


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No. 643


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Thanks Dave G.

No. 644


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No. 645


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No. 646


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continentalhobby.com


Weeden Dart


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Thanks David A.

No. 1 Locomotive


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No. 3 Locomotive


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Live Steam Fire Engine


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Thanks Hal Burchell

Side Wheel Steamboat


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Standard Porter
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No. 1 Steamboat Porter


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No. 1 & 2 Standard Steamboat


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Torpedo Style Steamboat No. 3


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Named Engines
Weeden Manufacturing identified most engines by numbers but a few were named.

Cornish Beam Engine


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The Favorite

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The Favorite Force Pump


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The Favorite Pile Driver


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Rotary

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Mighty-Mite


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Thanks Rob M.

Electric Motors

No. 1 Electric Motor


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No. 101 Electric Motor


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No. 102 Electric Motor


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No. 103 Electric Motor
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No. 104 Electric Motor


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No. 105 Electric Motor


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No. 106 Electric Motor


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Thanks Dick

No. 107 Electric Motor


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No. 109 Electric Motor


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No. 111 Electric Motor


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No. 112 Electric Motor


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No. 113 - 114 Motor


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No. 117 Electric Motor


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Accessories

No. 1 Shaft


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No. 2 Shaft


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No. 3 Shaft


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No. 4 Toolboard


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No. 65 Tool Shop


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No. 67 Saw


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No. 68 Emery Wheel


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No. 69 Stamp Mill


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Thanks Rick M.

No. 73 Transmitter


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Thanks Ken Trobaugh

No. 80 - 81 - 83 Windmills


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Thanks Alan R.

No. 83 - 84 Fountains

Weeden Fountain
From Catalogue

 

No. 85 Trip Hammer


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No.115 Windmill


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Hoisting Drum


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Village Blacksmith


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Machine Shop Display


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Novelties

Pencil Sharpener


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Plantation Bank


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Ding Dong Bell Bank


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Japanese Ball Tosser Bank

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Magic Lantern No.2


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Toy Electric Stove


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Thanks Mark

Weeden Steam Store

Sight Glasses

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Logo Decals

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Books


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Drive Chain


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Weeden Prints


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Taps & Dies


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Free Downloadable eBooks

A Catechism of the Steam Engine by John Bourne, C.E. - 1.5 MB .zip HTML document.

How a Steam Engine Works - 1.3MB .pdf file. reprint of Archibald Williams section on steam from "How Things Work"

The Stoker's Catechism by W.J. Connor - 156KB .zip file HTML doucment.

Repairs

Installing a Sight Glass Tube


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1887 Camera Patent Drawing
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