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B643 Steam locomotive model, 'Perseverance' type 2-2-2, metal / brass / wood, England, [1850-1935], part of A.A. Stewart Collection of model engineering. Click to enlarge.

Steam locomotive model, ‘Perseverance’ type 2-2-2, metal / brass / wood, England, [1850-1935], part of A.A. Stewart Collection of model engineering

Made 1850-1935

This model is thought to represent the first steam locomotive built for Egypt's first railway of 1854 made in England by Robert Stephenson's company. Called, Perseverance, locomotive builders often named their products after admirable qualities such as 'Reliability', 'Power' and 'Speed". The engine's elaborate decoration is certainly in the style used on early loco's built for the viceroy of Egypt. The model is a part of the A. A. Stewart collection of ship, mechanical, and railway models acqu...

Summary

Object No.

B643

Object Statement

Steam locomotive model, 'Perseverance' type 2-2-2, metal / brass / wood, England, [1850-1935], part of A.A. Stewart Collection of model engineering

Physical Description

Steam locomotive model, 'Perseverance', type 2-2-2, metal / brass / wood, England, [1850-1935], part of A.A. Stewart Collection of model engineering

Model, Locomotive, 'Perseverance' type 2-2-2, 1 1/2 scale, fitted with inside cylinders, feed pumps, reversing gear, and fire bars consist of cross water tubes, on brass rails and polished wooden sleepers, England, [1850-1935].

Dimensions

Height

460 mm

Width

290 mm

Depth

1000 mm

Production

Made

1850-1935

History

Notes

This model is thought to represent a locomotive intended for a railway in Turkey.

In an article published in the "Sydney Morning Herald" on 21 September 1946 (page 6), journalist Ronald McCuaig writes about his interview with Mr A A Stewart in the Director's office of the Technological Museum (now Powerhouse Museum), Sydney. Mr Stewart was the donor of a over 250 engineering models to the Museum's collection, including the locomotive model "Perseverance". In the article, Stewart is quoted as saying of the model of Perseverance: "I picked it up in England. It had been in the show window of some paint people. I think it must have been made originally as a model for a train to be sent out to some Turkish ruler. At a penny a time to make it work, it helped to earn some £20000 for charity in its day."

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1935

Acquisition Date

19 February 1935

Cite this Object

Harvard

Steam locomotive model, 'Perseverance' type 2-2-2, metal / brass / wood, England, [1850-1935], part of A.A. Stewart Collection of model engineering 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 February 2020, <https://ma.as/214381>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Collection Gallery 2 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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