Weeden Mfg. Co., founded by William N. Weeden in New Bedford, Massachusetts produced working model steam toy engines from 1884. The firm also made steam boats, fire engines, and cars with steam as motor power.

Weeden developed several ultimate rarities among clockwork tin mechanical banks, including "Ding Dong Bell" and "Japanese Ball Tosser".

The Weeden Manufacturing Company was sold to 'National Playthings' in 1942 which ended the manufacturing of Weeden steam engines in 1952.

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Updated: 28 April 2019

Weeden value and price guide

What's your 'Weeden' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Mfg Co Steam Engine No 49 Cast Iron Base May 2019 £ 278,85
Rare Toy Steam Engine 7 5 Live 1800 S Apr 2019 £ 78,52
Vertical Steam Engine Apr 2019 £ 82,00
Steam Engine Apr 2019 £ 51,00
Steam Engine Toy Foot Part 1 2 High New Apr 2019 £ 7,81

Take a look at all sold Weeden items on eBay for a value indication. If you're not sure what you have, you can post your question below.

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Shawn - February 13, 2018

What year was the car.no 647 made and still works good shape.
►reply: The Weeden 647 was made in the 1930s. Here's a nice 647 restoration video.

Jon - September 18, 2017

I have a Weeden electric Model 648 steam engine that stopped heating up. I used it as a live steam demonstration for the boy scouts this past weekend and it worked for a little while, then just stopped working. How do I fix this? Thanks!
►reply: Ah, that's a shame! Sounds like the electric heater just gave up the ghost. I suggest asking your question on weedensteam.com. You can mail them directly.

Johnny - February 10, 2013

I have five different models in all for weeden and two Jensens .I am into collecting these toy's in my older years as I remeber in school that some ofthe guys had some and brought to show .I could never afford one as my my family was tight for money when my dad lost his legs in the Korean war .I now do a fair job of collecting and repairing still not rich but enjoy these little guy's .I also have some that are hand made as I have made a couple on an old lathe I have . Thanks for listening .
►reply: Collecting model steam engines is a fantastic hobby. I only have one 25 year old Wilesco, still steaming strong. Planning to buy more, but I think it can be pretty addictive, haha!

Kim - November 22, 2010

I have a Weeden model 49 toy steam engine. It was my grandfathers, but I know nothing else about them. It does work. Is it worth anything to collectors?
►reply: Maybe people at www.weedensteam.com can answer that question.

Harold - October 6, 2010

I have two weeden horizontal boiler engines; electric; non working. Does anyone know how to repair the electric heat unit?

Debbie - August 16, 2010

I recently became the owner of a Weeden steam engine that was my grandfather's. Apparently it has been exposed to the weather, as it is somewhat rusty in spots. What is the best way to clean it? Also, the PAT# I believe is 011. Do you have any idea how old it may be? I don't see any like it in the pictures on this site. Thank you for your help.