William Weeden produced products other than steam engines, many of them were manufactured under his "Novelty Manufacturing Company" years before he began to manufacture steam engines.
Weeden’s Pencil Sharpener also had a blade for erasing ink and a rubber eraser for pencil lead. This was patented in 1869 and advertised in 1870 as an "Eureka Pencil Sharpener, Knife and Nail Cleaner" so would have been introduced around that time, it is not known how long it was produced. It is about 1 1/4" long and 1" wide and made from a silver colored metal.
Ebay Sales of Pencil Sharpeners
Dec, / 09 - Missing swing out blade - 4 bids - 51.00 USD - US bids only
Apr. / 11 - Complete, good condition - 11 bids - 202.50 USD - Worldwide bids.
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Weeden’s Plantation "Darky" Bank was manufactured from the late 1880's into the early 1890's, it was 3 3/4" square by 5" high. The bank's mechanism had to be wound with a key, when a coin is inserted one character begans to dance while the other playes a tune on his banjo.
Ebay Sales of Plantation Bank
August / 13 - Needs repairs, some parts not original - 15 bids - 417.12 USD - Worldwide bids.
The Ding Dong Bell bank was introduced in the late 1880's, introduced in Youth's Companion Magazine as a Johnny Green Bank, production continued until the early 1890's. Wound with a key, the mechanism plays a tune while Johnny Green waves his hat, while a boy rings a bell and Jack Stout pulls the cat out of the well. It is 3 11/16" wide, 3 1/8" deep and 5 1/2" tall.
Weeden’s Japanese Ball Tosser Bank was manufactured from the late 1880's into the early 1890's, it is 3 11/16" wide, 3 1/8" deep by 5 1/2" high. The bank's mechanism had to be wound with a key, when a coin is inserted the character begans to move up and down with the balls.
The Weeden No. 2 Magic Lantern was introduced in the late 1880's and produced into the mid 1890's. Only six slides were provided with the lantern but it had an adjustable holder to accommodate all the various sizes of slides on the market.
The Weeden Toy Electric Stove was introduced in 1927 and produced until the mid 1930's, it was 13 3/4" wide, 6 3/8" deep and 11 5/8" high. A teakettle, frying pan, double boiler, cake pan and cook book came with each unit.
Ebay Sales of Weeden Toy Stoves
Nov. /10 - Good condition, some surface rust - 2 bids - 30.69 USD - Worldwide bids
March /10 - Good condition, some surface rust - 3 bids - 47.60 USD - Worldwide bids