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Toy train

Toy train
Title
Toy train
Date 
1900-1910
Medium 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. ( 14.6 x 31.8 x 7.9 cm )
Description 
Tinned sheet iron train car with swinging side doors; sides painted with orange and red stripes and a "Heinz" pickle; roof painted black.
Credit Line 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1947.441k
Marks 
painted: on sides: "HEINZ/ 57/ VARIETIES"; "Tomato/ Ketchup/ H. J. H. CP. 424." painted: on front and back: "H. J. H. CO./ 424"
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this model train car is part of a train float built by Thomas Kilpatrick for Mr. Havemeyer, Sr., in 1912. This cost of the original car 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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group