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Carette ca. 1911 143/3 Horizontal Hot Air Engine with Line-shaft *SOLD*

Carette ca. 1911 143/3 Horizontal Hot Air Engine with Line-shaft 

This is a rare ca. 1911 143/3 horizontal hot air engine with line-shaft that was manufactured by Georges Carette & Co. of Nuremberg, Germany.  

We did not test this, but all wheels turn as they should and pistons move smoothly. This has maroon castings,  a double pulley over mounted line-shaft, mottled green engine bed, and hardwood base, complete with original burner and chimney.  

This piece is in excellent all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 9 ¼” L x 7 ½” W x 8 ½” H.  We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.

 

 

A brief history of Georges Carette & Co. of Nuremberg, Germany:  

Georges Carette & Co. was founded in 1886 in Nuremberg, Germany by Georges Carette with the backing of Gebruder Bing.  

Carette specialized in mechanical tin boats, cars, streetcars, model trains, and trains. Many of Carette’s toys were lithographed. For those that don’t know, Carette toys are treasured for their beautiful multi-colored lithography and detail.  They were produced in large quantities based on production numbers, yet just don’t survive; a testament to their play value for kids.  

In 1917, Carette as a French citizen was deported from Germany, thus closing the firm. 

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in