This brass live steam model includes a copper boiler with German pressure gauge. Very detailed and intricate, the model is mounted on a turned mahogany base with maker's plaque and includes its original locking mahogany case with brass handle. Given the intake tube under the boiler this may have been gas powered.
Plaque: Made by William Halliday Preston, 1885. With pressure gauge marked Schaeffer & Budenburg- a German company who at the time this engine was made was also manufacturing gauges in the United States.
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