WEEDEN BRASS HORIZONTAL
Weeden Manufacturing toy engines depending on the model had either a brass or nickel plated finish on the boilers. In 1926 electric heating elements were introduced as a safety feature, several models were given new models numbers when they included this feature.
Weeden No.7 is a realistic looking engine that was a model of many power plants that supplied most factories of the time. It has simulated brick boiler base with a cast iron front. It operates with a unique engine where the cylinder is like a oscillating cylinder however it is stationary. A cam rod runs from the crankshaft to a rocking lever which allows the cylinder to operate by means of the lever shifting allowing the steam to intake and exhaust. In production from 1890 to 1907.
Ebay Sales of No. 7's
May /17 - Fair condition. - 25 bids - 137.50 USD
Jan. / 15 - Incomplete, good condition - 8 bids - 227.58 USD
Nov. / 15- Good condition - 37 bids - 371.00 USD
April / 14 - Good condition, with burner - 19 bids - 421.99 USD
Feb. /15 - Good condition, burner and box - 18 bids - 452.49 USD
The Weeden No. 12 was advertised as a "Double Mill Engine", introduced in 1890 and produced into 1906, base is 9 3/4" X 6 3/4" and it stands 10 1/4" tall.
Ebay Sales of No. 12's
July / 12 - Needs Restoration, missing parts - 13 bids - 266.78 USD
Mar./17 - Good condition, with box and burners - 24 bids - 818.63 USD
Dec./12 - Good condition, with box, burners and accessories - 14bids - 1050.02 USD
Feb./10 - Good condition - 14 bids - 1200.00 USD - US bids
The Weeden No. 13 is one of the rarest Weeden engines, introduced in the early 1890's it was only produced for a year or two. Until recently it was believed only one was known to exist, it sold on eBay in the late 1990's for $3000. A second one has now come to light thanks to Jedd O. Base is 8 3/4" X 6 1/4", it stands 7" high.
Weeden No. 21, was produced from 1894 until 1919, later versions were sold as No. 210. The No. 21 had a 1/4 turn style whistle, a 4 1/2" X 5 1/4" base and stood 7 1/2" high.
Ebay Sales of No. 21's
Dec./ 11 - Good condition - 17 bids - 310.00 USD
The Weeden No.45 has a simulated brick firebox painted in red enamel. It was introduced in 1898 and produced into 1913. Base is 5 3/4" X 4 1/2" and it stands 6 1/2' high.
Ebay Sales of No. 45's
March /12 - Good condition, missing cylinder and burner - 16 bids - 153.50 USD
March /12 - Good condition, complete with box, burner and instructions - 5 bids - 411.15 USD
The Weeden 47 has a brass boiler on a 10 1/12" X 6" cast iron base, with a polished nickel governor. In production from 1898 to 1918.
Ebay Sales of No. 47's
March /13 - Poor condition, needs restoration- 7 bids - 332.51 USD
Weeden No. 59 is a larger version of the No. 58 model, the base measures 7" X 9 3/4" and it stands 9' high. Produced for two years, 1915 and 1916.
These models have blued steel boilers. Weeden No. 210 was a later version of the No. 21, some models like the one above had an oversized base. This model has a lever wieighted safety valve. Introduced around 1919 and produced into late 1920's. The No. 211 and No. 212 have an over-style boiler supported by and upright. Later models with brass boilers were introduced as No. 310, No. 311 and 312 and have the same specs.
Little is known about the No. 275, it appears similar to the No. 21, 210 or 310 with a wide base, so would likely have been manufactured in the 1920's.
Ebay Sales of No. 275's
October /09 - Good condition, with burner. - 29 bids - 334.00 USD
These are similar to the previously released No. 210, 211 and 212 but with brass boilers.
Weeden No. 310 is the smallest version of the three, the flat base is 4 1/2" X 5 3/4" and it stands 8 1/2" high with a 2 1/8" diameter flywheel.
Weeden No. 311 is the mid size version of the three, the flat base is 6" X 81/2" and it stands 8 1/2" high with a 2 5/8" diameter flywheel.
A similar engine labeled No. 410, was also manufactured with the same specs as the No. 311.
Weeden No. 312 is the largest version of the three, it has a raised style base 5" X 10 1/4" and it stands 8 1/2" high with a 3" diameter flywheel.
Introduced in early 1920's and produced into late 1920's.
Ebay Sales of No. 311's
Mar. /12 - Good condition - 13 bids - 135.50 USD
Jan. /12 - Poor condition, no burner - 31 bids - 157.50 USD
Jan./10 - Good condition - 18 bids - 202.50 USD
Jan./ 13 - Good condition - 17 bids - 300.00 USD
The Weeden 702 is electrically heated, has an iron base with a brass boiler, red steel firebox with a nickel plated balance wheel. It stands 9" high, base is 4 3/4" X 5 3/4". Introduced mid 1930's and continued to 1940.
Ebay Sales of No. 702's
June /12- Good condition, no cord- 13 bids - 58.33 USD
Jan. /12 - Good condition, missing cord - 11 bids - 82.11 USD
April /12- Clean, nice
condition - 17 bids - 108.01 USD
The Weeden No.900 is an electric model of the No. 58, the base is 6 1/2" X 8 3/4" and it stands 8 3/4" high. Produced from 1935 to 1940.
Jan./11 - Incomplete - 15 bids - $72.00 USD
Feb./10 - Good condition - 11 bids - $83.00 USD
May/10 - Excellent condition, cord, funnel, wrench, oil can - 8 bids - $117.00 USD
The early models of the Weeden No. 902 had a brass boilers, red iron firebox and engine brackets, the base was black enameled metal with a brass identification plate. Introduced late 1930's and continued to 1942.
Ebay Sales No. 902's
Sept. /09 - Good condition, missing stack - 4 bids - 32.52 USD
Jan. /15 - Fair condition, with cord - 16 bids - 66.00 USD
Oct./ 12 - Good condition, with cord - 30 bids - $83.90 USD
Weeden No. 903 Early model
More common style
The Weeden No. 903 was actually
two different styles, the less common model had a sight
glass and throttle valve attached to a steam dome as shown
in the top photos. The more common model only had a safety
valve and whistle. Both have a brass boiler and painted
metal firebox and base, stands about 9" high, with a
Nov./09 - Missing smokestack, rough, common model - 5 bids -$20.50 USD
Oct. /09 - Missing smokestack, common model - $35.00 USD
Jan. /15 - Missing smokestack, needs clean up, common model - 6 bids $42.00 USD
Jan. /15 - Needs clean up, missing smokestack, common model - 13 bids - $45.00 USD
July / 12 - Good condition, missing smokestack, common model - $53.78 USD
Watch Them Run
New life for old 702
The owner of this No. 702 thought the side of the firebox looked like a billboard so decided to make it one.
Did You Know ?
Weeden Manufacturing often used the same parts on several different models. For example the engine frames on the No. 341 - 342 series and No.500 uprights are identical to the engine frames on No. 311 - 312 series horizontal models. This same frame was also used on some No.645 - 646 mobile tractors as well.
No. 646 engine