WEEDEN NOVELTIES

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 Pencil Sharpener

Thanks John N.
Missing swing out blade

Weeden Pencil Sharpener

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.


Weeden Plantation "Darky" Bank


Thanks Morphy Auctions

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.


Weeden Ding Dong Bell Bank


Thanks Andrew D.

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.


Japanese Ball Tosser Bank

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.



Weeden Magic Lantern No.1

Weeden Magic Lantern No.1
Thanks Russ S.

The Weeden Magic Lantern No.1 was introduced in 1885 and produced until the mid 1890's, it stood 9" high. In addition to viewing glass slides a "Polyopticon" attachment was included to view white cardboard slides with black printing.

Weeden Magic Lantern No.2


Thanks Morphy Auctions

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.


Weeden Toy Electric Stove


Thanks Mark

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


Weeden Pandeaphone

Weeden Pandeaphone
Thanks Russ S.

The Weeden Pandeaphone is a flute like instrument, 9 1/4" long and the pipes are 5 X 4 1/4", introduced in 1890, how long it was produced is not known.

Weeden Musical Watch
Weeden Musical Watch patent drawing
Thanks Russ S.

The 2" diameter Weeden Musical Watch playes a tune by turning a crank on the stem, several tunes were available, specific to each watch, "Home Sweet Home", Yankee Doodle", "Bells of Scotland", "Carnival of Venice", Grandfather's Clock", and a "Waltz". Production was likely from 1880's to 1890's.


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