WEEDEN VERTICAL WITH BASE STEAM ENGINES

Weeden Manufacturing made toy steam engines with two styles of vertical boilers, one mounted on a rectangular platform with the flywheel on the base as well and a candlestick style with the flywheel mounted on the boiler or firebox.

As models sell on Ebay I am now listing the price they sold for, since many factors come into play with items up for auction this can only be taken as a very general value. I will try to give a basic description of the condition from the information on the listing.

WEEDEN No.17


Weeden Catalogue Listing


Restored Weeden No. 17, photo Rob M.

The Weeden No.17 was first manufactured in the 1890's, it was the first engine to have a forward and reverse lever, shown in photo at right, that channeled the steam from one port to the other. Engine could be reversed while running.

It has a sheet metal base with four lead cast feet supporting it. These engines came with three styles of boilers, brass, nickel plated or blued.

Weeden ceased making the No. 17 in 1933, at that time it sold for $4.50.

The engine stands 8 1/4" high and the base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/2".

This is an example of the
nickel plated boiler.


Photo Rob M.

The forward - reverse lever
is shown here.


Round 2 wick burner


Weeden no.17 box and operating instructions.

Thanks RareandGood.com

Ebay Sales of No. 17's

Feb. /15 - Needs repairs - 20 bids - 96.00 USD

Nov. /13 - Good shape, complete - 16 bids - 144.09 USD

Nov. /13 - Good shape, complete - 31 - 221.00 USD

July / 13 - Mint condition, with burner & box - 25 bids - 319.59 USD

Feb. /12 - Good condition, with burner - 21 bids - 397.00 USD

Jan. /12 - Good condition, many refabricated parts - 52 bids - 491.00 USD


WEEDEN No. 18


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 18 was introduced in 1894 and produced into 1898 it has a sheet metal base with cast lead legs, a similar model the No. 49 was then introduced in 1898 with a cast iron base. Base is10" X 6 3/4", it stands 10 1/2" high.

Ebay Sales of No. 18's

August / 09 - Good condition, missing smokestack, no burner - 14 bids - 225.50 USD


WEEDEN No.36 Pile Driver


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 36 Pile Driver was introduced in 1896 and produced until 1918, base is 8 1/2" X 6" and stands 13" high.

Ebay Sales of No. 36 Pile Driver

June / 12 - Good condition, complete - 11 bids - 250.39 USD

April / 10 - Good condition, complete - 9 bids - 271.66 USD

Nov./ 12 - Good condition, complete - 10 bids - 331.00 USD


WEEDEN No.49


Thanks Dave G.

Thanks Dave G.

Thanks Rick M.

The Weeden No.49 was introduced in 1898 and produced until 1926, base is 10" X 7", it stands 11" high. An electrically heated version was offered in 1927 as the No. 665.

Ebay Sales of No. 49's

May /12 - Missing smokestack & burner - 15 bids - 142.49 USD

June /12 - Needs restoration, missing smokestack & burner - 26 bids - 226.05 USD

May /12 - Great condition - 15 bids - 238.49 USD

Feb. /15 - Very nice condition - 25 bids - 307.00 USD

Apr./11 - Very good condition - 13 bids - 461.00 - USD

Aug. /11 - Very good condition, with burne r- 2 bids - 711.99 USD


WEEDEN No.77

Weeden No.77
Thanks Morphy Auctions

The Weeden No. 77 was introduced in 1910 and produced into 1915, sold by both Weeden and Sears. Base is 9 3/4" X 7 1/4" and it stands 10 1/2" high.


WEEDEN No.123


Thanks Alan R.


Thanks Ed P.

The Weeden No. 123 was introduced in 1913 and produced into 1940. Earlier models had oval vent holes in firebox crown. Base is 8" X 4" and it stands 10 1/2" high.

Ebay Sales of No. 123's

April /09 - Incomplete - 4 bids - 35.99 USD

June /12 - Needs restoration, missing smokestack - 10 bids - 56.55 USD

July /12 - Good condition, with burner - 9 bids - 62.00 USD

Aug. /12 - Good condition, missing smokestack - 23 bids - 81.00 USD

Jan /15 - Complete, needs restoration - 12 bids - 105,49 USD

July /12 - Complete with box and instructions - 12 bids - 133.50 USD

Aug./11 - Complete, very good condition -15 bids - 186.27 USD


WEEDEN No.143


Thanks Steamrgene

The weeden No. 143 was sold by Sears around 1916, base is 7 3/4' X 4 3/4" and it stands 11" high.


WEEDEN No.642


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 642 introduced in mid 1920's and produced into late 1920's, base is 8" X 4" and it stands 9 1/2" high.


WEEDEN No.661


Thanks Jeff H.

The Weeden No. 661 is a nickel plated, electrically heated toy steam engine. Introduced in 1927 and produced into mid 1930's, base is 5 3/4" X 4 3/4" and it stands 8 1/2" high.

Ebay Sales of No. 661's

Mar. /12 - Rusty needs restoration, complete - 7 bids - 100.00 USD

Nov./13 - Good condition complete - 11 bids - 210.28 USD

April / 09 - Complete, nice condition - 19 bids - 306.76 USD


WEEDEN No.665


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 665 was the electrically heated version of the No. 49, introduced in 1927 and produced into 1940. Base is 10" X 7" and it stands 11 1/2" high.

Ebay Sales of No. 665's

June / 10 - Complete, nice condition - 21 bids - 145.00 USD

July / 11 - Nice condition, missing smokestack - 7 bids - 161.50 USD

Dec./ 12 - Complete, nice condition - 21 bids - 315.00 USD

Feb. / 10 - Complete, nice condition - 9 bids - 382.77 USD


WEEDEN No.672


Thanks Morphy Auctions


Thanks Steamrgene

The Weeden No. 672 was introduced in 1930 and produced into 1940, the cast iron base is 9 1/2" X 6 3/4" and it stands 11" high.

How a No. 672 is heated.




Electrically heated models use an 11/16" two prong appliance cord, the heater is basically a minature hot plate.





Thanks Nick

Ebay Sales of No. 672's

Feb./11 - Needs restoration, complete - 22 bids - 59.00 USD

July / 10 - Good condition - 21 bids - 76.00 USD

Aug./ 12 - Good condition - 13 bids - 113.50 USD


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