Engine, from Circus Train
On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
Wood, pigment, metal
10 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 22 1/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 x 56.2 cm) (show scale)
Front bumper: Oval silver decal with green lettering: "A/ GRANDAD'S/ TOY/ [copyright logo] 1953 BY GRANDAD'S SHOP/ NORTH THETFORD, VT., U.S. A. [flanked by green pinetrees]"
Purchased with funds given in honor of Henry Christensen III
Black painted squared engine with raised rear section with cut-out window; flat red roof; front top with silvered metal bell between square-profile uprights with attached narrow modern pull-string and two truncated columnar "smoke stacks; front with protruding red bumper and above a short squat columnar "headlight" with yellow painted front; all on a black painted base raised on black four wheels with red axles; silvered metal hook to rear of base.
Frank Tilton (American, 1888-1957). Engine, from Circus Train, copyright 1953. Wood, pigment, metal, 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 22 1/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 x 56.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given in honor of Henry Christensen III, 2016.6.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2016.6.1_side.jpg)
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