Weeden Walking Beam Style Engines

Walking beam engines are one of the most interesting engines to watch running. Weeden Manufacturing produced several walking beam style engines.

Weeden No. 8

Weeden No 8

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The Weeden No. 8 has a brass boiler and firebox, with sight glass, on a metal base. This is a true beam engine with the cylinder driving the beam unlike most of the other Weeden beam engines where the beam is driven by a crankshaft. Introduced in 1893 and continued into 1910. Early models stood 8" high on a 4 3/4" X 5 3/4" base with a 1 7/8" flywheel, later models were 8 1/2" high on a 5 3/16" X 6 5/16" base with a larger 2 7/16" flywheel.

eBay sales of No.8's

Apr. /15 - Good condition - 10 bids - $314.67 USD

Apr. /15 - Very Good condition, with box - 13 bids - $372.00 USD


Weeden No. 38


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The Weeden No. 38 has a brass boiler, a steel firebox and a wooden grey and black base. It stands 9 3/4" high with a 4" X 10" base. This is a predessor to the No. 138. Manufactured 1896 - 1914.

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eBay sales of No.38's

Jan. / 15 - Rough Shape, restoration required - 3 bids - 85.50 USD

Aug. / 10 - Complete, restoration required - 18 bids - 104.50 USD

March /17 - Good condition - 19 bids - 152.50 USD


Weeden No. 48


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Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 48 has a brass boiler with a gun metal finish, a blued steel firebox with a iron base with polished nickel edges with "The Weeden" embossed on it. The base is 6 X 10 1/2", it stands 8 1/2" high. Manufactured 1898 - 1918.

eBay sales of No.48's

Feb. / 10 - Good condition - 15 bids - 238.55 USD

Aug. / 10 - Good condition - 22 bids - 255.00 USD


Weeden No. 138


Thanks Jeff H.

The Weeden No. 138 has a polished blued steel boiler, the beam engine is mounted on a grey emaneled wood base. The boiler and engine are attached to a maroon pressed steel base that is 5" X 10 1/4", it stands 10 1/2" high. Manufactured 1915 - 1933.

eBay sales of No.138's

Jan. / 15 - Rotten boiler, parts only - 15 bids - 55.99 USD

Oct. / 11 - Needs restoration - 7 bids - 128.00 USD

May. / 17 - Good condition - 28 bids - 177.50 USD

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