Stevens & Brown Railway-Floor Train Pegasus clockwork engine. The quintessential American tin, c

Item number: Pegasus 11 (31762)

.

Category: Stevens & Brown




Description

Manufacturer:
Stevens & Brown

Kind of Toys:
Railway Floor Train

Item-No:
Pegasus 11

Year:

Size (LxWxH in inch):
11"

Size (LxWxH in cm):
27,9 cm

Results: (E=Ebay; D=Sale; B=Auction) (Z=Condition)
E Z3 26.077,50 2011

Description:
Pegasus clockwork engine. The quintessential American tin, clockwork train engine, one of two known surviving examples. Upon close examination one can understand the complexity, as well desirability, of this toy. When clockwork mechanism is activated the engine steams forward while the engineer, who has an articulated arm, rings the bell. The engineer is actually constructed of three separate die cut pieces of tin, riveted together. A most complex and highly detailed train engine, including such details as an articulated front pony truck, a complex front lantern, bulbous spark arrester smoke stack, and fancifully cut-out bell support. To further add to the appeal of this toy is the finely stenciled cab area, including the stenciled roof, the stenciled name "Pegasus", a leaf stenciling directly under windows and stenciled cherries beneath the smokestack. Painted in a multitude of vibrant colors, with a copper wash to the large ornately cast rear wheels which are indigenous only to this toy and the large Ives Whistler. A most ingenious locomotive patented by E.C. Phelps in 1874. One of the most complicated engines of the American tin toys. The other known example is pictured on page 240 of American Antique Toys and the 1872 Stevens & Brown catalog.










Question on item

Contact
Question on item