Dating stuart minature steam engines value
The value in an engine is in what you do not have to repair.The smallest Case is a 30 Horse and the largest is a 110.My retirement had given me more time to pursue my interest in toy steam engines, and I soon discovered there is actually very little available online information about Weeden Manufacturing's history or its products.The goal of this site, with the generous help of so many, is to preserve the history of these marvelous little engines.I think that to .000.00 for a running 45 to 60 hp Case is a fair price.
Case is a very popular brand so it commands about 25% more for the same condition of tractor.Determining the actual year of manufacture for many of the models is difficult, units such as the No. Many factors come into play, availability of material, particularly during and after the war years, special models made for major retailers such as Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward, and sometimes it seems they may have used excess inventory of parts for slower selling units for the more popular sellers.We have to bear in mind that at the time these were toys, built for the enjoyment of youths, not made as collectable items, A steel boiler was probably deemed sufficient to last for the few years that the engine would be played with, then put on a shelf and forgotten about until one of us old codgers would find it many years later.If you have a Case steam engine and would like to show it for sale, please contact me to have it listed here. I have seen them sell for less than 00.00, and even compete ones sell for 00.00 (or less) if there is suspicion about the boiler and damaged or missing bunkers. Now add in rarity, desirability (really big or small) and provenance (history) you can see that Case steam tractors have really not risen to nearly the levels they might.
I will need a good photo, specifications, price and contact information. Joseph Live Steam 3" Scale working Traction Engine. I do not think there where ever be a time where you will not be able to operate a steam engine.
At Berrybrook, we always have an excellent range of top quality miniature steam engines for sale.