Brown George Railway-Floor Train Orion clockwork locomotive The large wheels are in the front

Item number: Orion 9,5 (35696)

Intern number: 35696

Category: Brown George

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Brown George

Kind of Toys:
Railway Floor Train

Orion 9,5


Size (LxWxH in inch):

Size (LxWxH in cm):
24,1 cm

Results: (E=Ebay; D=Sale; B=Auction) (Z=Condition)
B Z3 3.035,50 2012

Orion clockwork locomotive The large wheels are in the front with drive rods going to the pistons in the rear. Obviously a real life version of this locomotive must have existed, but to most of us we have never seen or heard of a locomotive like that. A wonderful example of ingenuity by George Brown and how they combined wood with tin and made it work. Even the wood on the yellow boiler front is heavily stenciled and being an early American railroad engine it has the typical huge smokestack. The tin boiler painted in dark blue and the yellow cab, red roof are heavily stenciled and the clockwork mechanism is concealed within the boiler. When wound the toy will propel forward and under the engine cab is a small wheel that will allow the train to proceed in various directions.

Picture from: Photo courtesy of James D. Julia auctioneers Fairfield ME

brown george railway toy floor train orion clockwork locomotive

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