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.14 STEAM ENGINE

The Number 14, manufactured from the late 1800's up to 1940, was Weedens most popular engine. It has a six legged table style cast iron frame, a design shared with two other similar electrically heated models, the No.647 and No.648. The No.14's distinctive boiler, with the four rows of rivets, is heated with a rectangular shaped three wick burner. The engine may be reversed simply by stopping it and flipping the flywheel in the other direction.




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Weeden No.14 from 1920's

Thanks Rob M.

The boiler always had the distinctive four rows of rivets except for the last model, earlier models had a logo embossed on the end cap and a dark red cast iron base. The whistle and sight glass fittings were cast lead. Not all models were equipped with sight glasses.

firstslide

Thanks Alan R.

The slide valve on the first models was a flat brass strip held to the cylinder with a X shaped brass clip.

 

The 1920's models had the name embossed on the boiler and a brighter red base. The whistle and sight glass fittings were now brass.

In the 1930's the boiler had a decal instead of the embossed name and almost an orange colored base.

All models came with simulated govenor which is often missing on units offered for sale today.

Engine is 6 1/4" high, base is 6" X 5 3/4".

Early No. 14
Note concave end caps on boiler and lever style safety valve. Thanks Dave G.

Last model No. 14
Rivets are no longer on tank.
Thanks Rob M.

Green No. 14's


Thanks Steamrgene

This is the First style No. 14, the green paint is original. It has the weeden shield on the front boiler end cap (it did not show in the photo). It also has the early style lever safety valve, there is no sight glass.

A later No.14 with a green base was produced for a short time as well, there is very little information about this rare engine.

Thanks Rob M.

Copy of Original Operating Instructions for No. 14 - .pdf file.
Thanks Ted B.

Ebay Sales of No. 14's

Oct. /11 - Good condition, missing burner and governor flyballs- 14 bids - 81.00 USD - Worldwide bids

June / 13 - Fair condition, no burner - 4 bids - 92.00 USD - Worldwide bids

Nov. /13 - Complete, needs clean up - 10 bids - 103.00 USD - Worldwide bids

June /12 - Good condition, with burner, funnel and box - 4 bids - 140.39 USD - Worldwide bids

April. /10 - Good condition, early green model - 28 bids - 222.50 USD - Worldwide bids

Jan. /12 - Good condition, with burner- 28 bids - 225.38 USD - Worldwide bids

Feb. /12 - Good condition, green base, complete with burner - 34 bids - 361.00 USD - Worldwide bids

Sept. /09 - Early model, logo on boiler cap - 35 bids - 406.00 USD

Ebay Sales of No. 14 Burners

Aug. /12 - Good condition. - 4 bids - 41.00 USD - Worldwide bids

Jan. /12 - Good condition. - 7 bids - 61.00 USD - Worldwide bids

Jan. /12 - Good condition. - 26 bids - 95.00 USD - Worldwide bids


WEEDEN No.647 STEAM ENGINE



Thanks Dave G.

The Weeden 647 is an electrified version of the No. 14, manufactured between 1927 and 1933. This model never had the four rows of rivets on the tank. Base is 6" X 5 3/4", stands 6 1/4" high.

This engine uses a two wire cord so does not have a ground, instructions for adding a ground wire are available at Steammods.com

Ebay Sales of No. 647's

May / 09 - Rough, incomplete - 18 bids - 67.99 USD

Sept./ 12 - Needs restoration - 7 bids - 66.00 USD - Worldwide bids

June / 12 - Good condition, no cord - 7 bids - 73.00 USD - Worldwide bids

June / 12 - MIssing SV and whistle, possible crack in boiler - 12 bids - 86.50 USD - Worldwide bids

Patent Prints

 


WEEDEN No.648 STEAM ENGINE

Thanks Dave G


Example of nickel plated model
Thanks Alan R.

The No. 648, also electrically heated, has an enclosed firebox and was mounted on a second larger cast iron base that added weight and more stability to the engine. Base 7 1/4" X 6 1/2", it stands 7" high, introduced in 1927 and produced into 1940.

This engine uses a two wire cord so does not have a ground, instructions for adding a ground wire are available at Steammods.com

Ebay Sales of No. 648's

Aug./ 12 - No whistle, needs restoration - 7 bids - 55.50 - Worldwide bids

Feb. / 10 - Complete, good condition - 15 bids - 78.00 USD - Worldwide bids

June / 12 - Good condition, no cord - 12 bids - 127.50 USD - Worldwide bids

Dec. / 09 - Good condition, complete - 17 bids - 154.85 USD - Worldwide bids

April / 09 - Nice condition, no heating element - 167.50 USD


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Weeden Steam Store
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Sight Glass Tubes & Replacement Units


Throttle Valve Screws


Governor Bases & Tops


Safety Valves

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Similar Table Style Engines


Photo Thanks Micnmoe

Little is know about the history of this Bing engine, listed as either a 10/120 or 70/120.
Often mistaken for a Weeden No. 14, particullarily if the dark base with red pinstripes has been repainted. The groove in the flywheel and the shape of the cylinder are easy identifying features.

 


Thanks Murray W.


The Bing engine has a distinctive governor that looks like it is upside down.

Rumour has it that one year Montgomery Ward tried to get a better deal on No.14's from Weeden, when that failed they had Bing manufacture a similar engine. When Bing was unable to keep up with the demand for Christmas orders they were forced to purchase No.14's from jobbers at an even higher price to fill their orders.


Thanks Morphy Auctions

Doll also made a similar model, though it is quite rare.


Thanks Morphy Auctions

This model by Buckman also has a bit in common with the No.14



Thanks Rick M.

The burner for the No. 14 is rectangular shaped with three wicks, both round and square corner styles were made..

How To Make a Burner



Thanks Rick M.

Early No. 14 cylinders were fastened with pins, later models had screws.


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Replacement Cords



sight glass parts

The original sight glass fittings are made up of three parts, a nipple, block and nut.

Replacement nuts and glass tubes are available.