Toy train

Object Number: 
1947.441j
Date: 
1900-1910
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 12 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 31.8 x 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on sides: " SD&A SAN DIEGO & ARIZONA RY NO.2928" painted: beneath platform: "MC Cie/ Germany"
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron train car with cylindrical container on platform; container painted dark green and platform painted brown.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this train set is part of a model of a train float built by Thomas Kilpatrick for Mr. Havemeyer, Sr., in 1912. The cost of the original float, built in 1905, was $18,000. Two of them, No. 2 and No. 9, carried 17 cars. Length: 260 feet, with a 40 foot beam, and 10 feet deep in interior. Three tracks, carrying 6 cars on each side and 5 in the middle could carry 10,000 tons of coal when fully loaded. This information was provided in 1949 by Thomas Kilpatrick.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group