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Toy Steam Engines (Shire Library)

Toy Steam Engines (Shire Library)
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  • Seller:the_book_depository_
  • Sales Rank:1,752,658
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:0
  • Pages:32
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):0.1 x 5.8 x 8.2
  • Publication Date:November 17, 2009
  • ISBN:0852637756
  • EAN:9780852637753
  • ASIN:0852637756
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days


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Synopsis
This title gives a fascinating survey of the different kinds of toy steam engines of the stationary type, and especially those produced during the heyday of steam toys between 1900 and 1930. Dealing mainly with the German manufacturers, the pioneers of the mass-produced steam toys, it explains how the engines work, gives advice about operating and maintaining them and contains useful information about identifying and dating vintage models. The manufacturers and retailers who played a leading part in the production and distribution of steam toys are described, and a brief reference is made to manufacturers who are still making toy steam engines. This will be an excellent reference book for steam enthusiasts of all ages.

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