WEEDEN CANDLESTICK STEAM ENGINES

Weeden Manufacturing made toy steam engines with two styles of vertical boilers. The candlestick style with the flywheel mounted on the boiler or firebox and a second style with it mounted on a platform beside the firebox.

As models sell on Ebay I am now listing the selling price, since many factors come into play with items up for auction this can only be taken as a very general value. I will try to give a basic description of the condition from the information on the listing. A range of prices will be selected, to save space duplicate prices, within a few dollars, for similar engines will not be listed.

WEEDEN No.9


Thanks Morphy Auctions

The Weeden No. 9 stands 11 3/4" high with a 4 1/2" square base, introduced in 1892 and produced until 1894. The photo of the model shown is missing the four cast lead legs under the base.


WEEDEN No.26


Thanks Steamrgene.


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 26 was introduced in 1894 and production continued until 1910, it stands 8" high with a 4" dia. base. It has a steel boiler either painted red with a gold colored trim on the top or with a nickel finish, both have a black iron firebox.


WEEDEN No.40 - 41 - 42

See No. 238 - 239


WEEDEN No.55 - 56 - 57


Thanks Robin Corsiglia.

The Weeden Nos. 55, 56 and 57, all similar engines were introduced in 1908 and produced until the early 1920's.

The base of the No.55 is 3 3/4" in diameter, the flywheel is 2 5/8" in diameter and it stands 9" high.

The base of the No.56 is 4 1/2" in diameter, the flywheel is 2 1/2" in diameter and it stands 11" high.

The base of the No.57 is 5 1/2" in diameter, the flywheel is 3 1/2" in diameter and it stands 12" high.

Ebay Sales of No. 57's

Oct. /11 - Complete, dent in boiler - 23 bids - 96.00 USD - Worldwide bids


WEEDEN No.74 - 75 - 76


Thanks Dave G.

The Weeden No. 74 is the smallest of the group, it stands 11 1/2" high and has a 3 1/2" base. Introduced in 1910 and produced until 1918.

The Weeden No. 75 is the mid size of the group, it stands 14 1/2" high and has a 4 1/2" base. Introduced in 1910 and produced until 1918.

The No.74 & 75's have lighter nickel plated cast lead flywheels with a brass gun metal finished firebox and boiler.

Ebay Sales of No. 74's

Apr./11 - Missing base, good condition - 16 bids - 101.50 USD - US bids only

Feb./11 - Very good condition - 1 bid - 499.99 USD - Worldwide bids.

The Weeden No. 76 is the largest of the group, it stands 16 1/2" high and has a 5 1/2" base. Introduced in 1910 and produced until 1918.

The No.76's have heavier cast iron nickel faced flywheels with a brass gun metal finished firebox and boiler.

WEEDEN No.144


Thanks Steamrgene.


Thanks Steamrgene

Introduced in 1919, the Weeden No. 144 has a steel boiler, stands 10 3/4" high and a 4" base. A similar model the No. 344 was offered with a brass boiler.

Ebay Sales of No. 144's

May / 09 - Rough, missing parts - 9 bids - 40.99 USD


WEEDEN No.155


Thanks Rob M.


Thanks Rob M.


Thanks Rob M.


Thanks Rob M.

The Weeden No. 155 is the smaller model of three similar engines which includes the No. 156 and No. 157. It has a 2 1/4" diameter cast lead flywheel, it stands 11" high with a 3 1/2" square base. It was manufactured between 1918 and 1926.

Ebay Sales of No. 155's

Nov./ 12 - Needs restoration, parts missing - 14 bids - 103.50 USD - Worldwide bids

Oct./ 12 - Good condition, complete with burner - 12 bids - 201.99 USD - Worldwide bids


WEEDEN No.156


Thanks Gary


Thanks Gary

The Weeden No. 156 has a brass boiler with a slide steam valve.  Nickel plated electrically heated versions were sold as No. 663 later in 1927.  Three different sizes made with the 156 being the middle one.  Production time is uncertain but believed to be between 1918 and 1926. The engine stands 12" high and has a 4 1/4" square base.

Ebay Sales of No. 156's

May / 09 - Real nice condition, complete with burner - 5 bids - 352.49 USD


WEEDEN No.157


Thanks Steamrgene.


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 157 has a brass boiler with gun metal finish features a slide steam valve, similar to the smaller No. 155 and 156 models. It stands 13 1/2" tall with a 5 1/4" square base. LIkely produced between 1918 - 1926.

Ebay Sales of No. 157's

Nov. / 10 - Missing smokestack and SV weight - 8 bids - 83.00 USD - US bids only

May / 10 - Needs restoration - 14 bids - 127.50 USD - US bids only

Jan. / 10 - Good condition, complete with burner - 17 bids - 292.77 USD - Worldwide bids


WEEDEN No.207


Thanks Vic C.

The Weeden No. 207 is a mystery engine and little is known about. Apparently the American Toy Co first produced these engines sometime between 1910 and 1920 with no success, because the boiler was 2-1/2" taller and it took too much heat to make them work. They sold the balance of their inventory to Weeden, which shortened the boiler and installed a two wick burner to make them run with less heat. The original ones by American Toy Co, has the initials stamped under the cast iron base as "ATC". The Weeden ones do not have a stamp. The base is 5 3/4" X 5 3/4", the boiler is 3" in diameter and 3" high, the engine stands about 13" tall. I would be very interested in hearing any information that anyone has about this engine.

Ebay Sales of No. 207's

Feb. / 10 - Good condition, complete with burner - 11 bids - 151.00 USD - Worldwide bids


WEEDEN No.238 - 239
Previously listed as No. 40 - No. 41 - No. 42

Thanks Morphy Auctions

The Weeden No. 238 has a black nickel finished steel boiler and stands 9 1/4" high with a 3 3/4" base.

The Weeden No. 239 has a black nickel finished steel boiler and stands 11" high with a 4 1/2" base.

The fireboxes may be blued steel with a red base or painted red with a grey base,

Both models introduced in 1918 and production continued until 1940. Brass boiler models, No. 338 and 339 were also manufactured.

Previously introduced in 1896 as No. 40 and No.41, updated to No. 238 and No. 239 in 1918. An additional larger 12 1/4" tall model with a 5 1/2" base was also available as a No. 42.

Ebay Sales of No. 238's

August / 09 - Good condition, no burner. - 6 bids - 44.50 USD

April / 10 - Near mint condition with box. - 18 bids - 154.50 USD - Worldwide bids

Ebay Sales of No. 239's

April / 10 - Excellent condition, complete with instructions. - 19 bids - 144.52 USD - Worldwide bids


WEEDEN No.338


Thanks Morphy Auctions

The Weeden No. 338 was introduced in the early 1920's and production continued until 1940, it had a polished brass boiler and stood 9" high with a 3 3/4" base. A larger similar model, No. 239 was produced with a steel boiler.


WEEDEN No.339


Thanks Steamrgene.


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 339 was the larger of two similar models, the other was No.338, introduced in the early 1920's and produced until 1940. It stands 11" high and has a 4 1/2" diameter base.

Ebay Sales of No. 339's

August / 09 - Good condition, no burner. - 11 bids - 45.00 USD

May / 09 - Good condition, no burner, no smokestack, modified - 7 bids - 61.00 USD


WEEDEN No.340


Thanks Steamrgene.


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 340 was the smaller of three similar models introduced in 1919 and produced until the early1930's. It stands
9 1/2" high and has a 4" diameter base.


WEEDEN No.341 - 342


Thanks Steamrgene.


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 341 was the mid size of three similar models introduced in 1919 and produced until the early1930's. It stands
11" high and has a 4 1/2" diameter base.

The Weeden No. 342 was the Largest size of three similar models introduced in 1919 and produced until the early1930's. It stands 13" high and has a 5 1/4" diameter base.

Ebay Sales of No. 341's

Oct. /10 - Fair condition, complete with burner. - 12 bids - 59.99 USD - Worldwide bids


WEEDEN No.344 - 345


Thanks Dave G.

The Weeden no. 344 is a later version of the No. 144 introduced in 1924 that featured a brass boiler. It stood 11" high with a 4 1/2" base.

The Weeden no. 345 is a larger version of the No. 344 introduced in 1924 that featured a brass boiler. It stood 12 1/2" high with a 5" base.

Ebay Sales of No. 344's

April / 09 - Good condition, no burner, with box and tattered instructions - 16 bids - 50.00 USD


WEEDEN No.400


Thanks Steamrgene.


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 400 was introduced in 1935 and produced until the 1940's, base is 4" square and it stands 11" high.

Ebay Sales of No. 400's

July / 12 - Missing smokestack, inc. box & Inst. - 7 bids - 52.78 USD - Worldwide bids

Nov. / 09 - New, never used - 9 bids - 102.50 USD - Worldwide bids


WEEDEN No.440 - 441 - 442

No.441

No.442


Thanks Morphy Auctions

All models have a brass boiler with a blued steel firebox attached to a maroon cast iron base.

The Weeden No. 440, the smallest in the series does not have a sight glass, it stands 10 1/4" high and has a 3 1/2" square base.

The Weeden No. 441 is the mid size model, it stands 12" high and has a 4 1/4" square base.

The Weeden No. 442 is the largest model, it stands 13 1/4" high and has a 5 1/4" square base.

These models were introduced in the early 1920's and produced until 1927.


WEEDEN No.641


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 641 has a steel boiler finished in polished black nickel, base is 4" X 4" and it stands 10 1/8" high. Introduced in mid 1920's and produced until mid 1930's. Identical engine to No. 815 except it has a shorter 3 5/8" long smoke stack.

Ebay Sales of No. 641's

Nov. / 09 - Rough, no smokestack - 9 bids - 43.76 USD - US bids only


WEEDEN No.663 - 664


Thanks Jeff H.

The Weeden No. 663 is an electrically heated version of the No. 156, introduced in 1927 and produced until mid 1930's. It has a 4 1/4" square base and stands 12" high.

The Weeden No. 664 is an electrically heated version of the No. 157, introduced in 1927 and produced until mid 1930's. It has a 5 1/4" square base and stands 13 1/2" high.


WEEDEN No.675


Thanks Steamrgene.


Thanks Steamrgene

Thanks Blair

The Weeden No. 675 was introduced in 1931 and produced until 1935, base is 4" square and it stands 11" high.

Ebay Sales of No. 675's

June / 09 - Near mint condition, with box and instructions - 10 bids - 81.00 USD


WEEDEN No.720


Thanks Rob M.

The Weeden No.720 was introduced in 1933 at a cost of $6.25 and made until 1940.  It is a version of the mainstay #20 except being electrically heated and with a cast iron base.

Ebay Sales of No. 720's

June / 12 - Fair condition, with vintage screw in plug cord - 14 bids -120.50 USD - Worldwide bids.


WEEDEN No.815


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 815 has a steel boiler finished in polished black nickel, base is 4" X 4" and it stands 11" high. Introduced in 1930 and produced until mid 1930's. Identical engine to No. 641 except it has a taller 4" long smoke stack.

Ebay Sales of No. 815's

Aug./11 - Needs restoration, missing burner, SV and smoke stack- 8 bids - 41.00 USD - Worldwide bids

Back to Index

Weeden Steam Store
- Parts
- Books

Did You Know ?

Weeden Manufacturing used two different styles of sight glass fittings. The early style used 1" long tubes that went between the ends of the fittings. This style tended to leak so they adopted a style that used longer 1 1/8" tubes that went inside the ends of the fittings for a better seal. If you are careful it is possible to drill out the ends of the old style fittings to convert them to the new style.

The engines that have the block for the cylinder on top of the boiler have the steam inlet at the front of the cylinder so that it powers on the backstroke, which is unusual for a single acting oscillating cylinder.

New part only cost a penny!

Free Ebook
1.3 MB download

Catalogue Reprint
28 pages
47 product images