Toy train

Object Number: 
1947.441k
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 )
Marks: 
painted: on sides: "HEINZ/ 57/ VARIETIES"; "Tomato/ Ketchup/ H. J. H. CP. 424." painted: on front and back: "H. J. H. CO./ 424"
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron train car with swinging side doors; sides painted with orange and red stripes and a "Heinz" pickle; roof painted black.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group