This is the working model of a 19th-century steamroller made by famous English toy manufacturer Mamod.
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This is the working model of a 19th-century steamroller made by famous English toy manufacturer Mamod. A product of the Second Industrial Revolution, steamrollers marked an age when Britain’s transportation infrastructure paved the way for its financial success. This model is a modern reproduction of one of Mamod’s steam-powered toys first introduced in 1961—an amalgamation of the various full-sized steamrollers that operated during time by manufacturers Aveling and Porter, John Fowler & Co., and others. Operating like its forebears, this model accepts ordinary tap water poured into its boiler. Two of the 20 included fuel tablets placed into its burner tray heat the boiler’s water supply, providing up to 15 minutes of operation. A pull of the flywheel starts the engine with a pleasant putter and it travels in the direction you indicate using the control lever and steering rod. A working steam whistle bellows your contentment with every pull. Includes 20 fuel tablets. 9" L x 5 1/4" W x 7 1/2" H. (4 lbs.)